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News: The Chasers Get A Primetime Series

ITV has commissioned a brand new prime time spin-off of its ratings-busting Daytime quiz, The Chase. Beat The Chasers will be hosted by Bradley Walsh and will star all five of the nation's favourite quiz geniuses, The Chasers, including comedian Paul Sinha, also known as the Sinnerman.

Over the past decade, The Chase has become the country's most popular quiz, attracting millions of viewers in Daytime and picking up multiple awards, including a National Television Award Best Quiz 2019.

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Interview: Paul Sinha

I interviewed comedian Paul Sinha for The i in September. It was the first full face-to-face interview he had done since revealing in June in his blog that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's. You can read that feature here, but below is a longer Q&A version of our chat. We met in a pub in Wanstead before a headlining gig and he was in a good mood with good reason.

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News: Comedian Paul Sinha Crowned British Quizzing Champion

Comedian Paul Sinha has been crowned British Quizzing Champion.

The stand-up comic is a regular quizzer, taking part in tournaments as a team member and also as a solo competitor. He is also know to fans of ITV general knowledge quiz The Chase at the white-suited Sinnerman.

Earlier this year Sinha revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He had to cancel his Edinburgh Fringe run and said: "I have Parkinson's disease. I will fight this with every breath I have."

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News: Comedian And Chase Star Paul Sinha Reveals He Has Parkinson's Disease

Comedian Paul Sinha has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The stand-up and star of quiz show The Chase posted the news on Twitter, writing: "I have Parkinson's disease. I will fight this with every breath I have."

Sinha, known to Chase viewers as The Sinnerman, has taken the decision to cancel his forthcoming run at the Edinburgh Fringe of his new show Hazy Little Thing Called Love.

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Opinion: Ten Things I Have Learnt About Touring By Paul Sinha

Paul Sinha shares some of his life-on-the-road wisdom with Beyond The Joke. For all your Paul Sinha needs click here. 

 

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Opinion: In Defence Of Daniel Kitson, By Paul Sinha

Editor's note: Journalist Nosheen Iqbal wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian headlined "Daniel Kitson can’t reclaim a racist word he’s never been the target of." The piece prompted considerable debate on social media among other comedians. Here stand-up Paul Sinha expands upon his issues with the article.

Edinburgh Preview: Paul Sinha

As we’ve explained previously comedian Luke Toulson took the problem of getting preview slots by the scruff of the neck and set up his own comedy night on Wednesdays at Crack Comedy. He has been previewing his own show and has also had some fantastic guests previewing theirs. This week is no exception as Paul Sinha is in the house. Sinha is very much a man of many parts.

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Paul Sinha

Paul Sinha is one of our finest purveyors of smart stand-up comedy. Armchair quiz fans may well know him as the trivia king from The Chase, but Sinha still gigs regularly. His latest show, Postcards from the Z List, is at Soho Theatre from Feb 15 - 20, tickets here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preview: The Week Ahead – Sept 15 - 21

Sometimes it feels as if the Beyond The Joke preview section is an in-house website for the Soho Theatre, which tends to hoover up the best shows in London. This week, however, there is an opportunity to focus on another formidable London venue. The Leicester Square Theatre has two strong shows this week, kicking off with hard-hitting Swede Magnus Betner, who is there for three nights from tonight. 

Preview: The Week Ahead Sept 2 - 8

The London comedy circuit is slowly but surely gearing up for a big autumn with two major events at either end of this week. Tonight The Comedy Store hosts Laugh Til It Hurts, a benefit in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The gig could be subtitled Paul The Other Ones, as it seems to have gathered together most of the Pauls on the comedy circuit apart from Comedy Store regular Paul Merton.

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