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News: Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival 2021 Will Both Happen

The producers of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival have announced that they are going to go ahead with the 2021 events, with support from a significant number of friends and special guests.  Big Difference Company, the registered charity which produces the festivals, is announcing an exclusive programme of online interviews with comedians including Al Murray, Lucy Beaumont, Zoe Lyons, Paul Sinha (pictured), Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes and special guests to be announced.  The Happy

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News: Paul Sinha's General Knowledge Returns And You Can Be In The Zoom Audience

Paul Sinha - the UK's "funniest fund of forgotten facts", according to The Radio Times - presents a second series of the amazing true stories that lie behind fascinating nuggets of information.
 
In Series One the British Quiz Champion let the audience know about the bloodbath that was the 1904 Olympic marathon, Donald Trump's pizza adverts, and why the second-biggest-selling single by a UK artist of all time doesn't get played as much as it used to.
 
In Series Two, he's got more facts

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News: Russell Kane, Rob Deering, Paul Sinha, Nathan Caton, Laura Lexx, Eleanor Tiernan, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Mick Ferry Gig For Parkinson's UK

The annual Shake with Laughter show is back to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK – online this year.

The charity’s flagship comedy night returns as a virtual event that will be available to live stream from the comfort of your own home on Monday 13 July. 

The incredible line-up will feature some Shake with Laughter alumni returning as well as some exciting new faces. 

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News: Comedy And Sport Combines for New Interview Series

Union JACK radio has announced the launch of a new 10-part comedic interview series starring some of the country’s greatest athletes and sports stars, and co-hosted by some of the nation’s favourite comedians. Conceived and produced by Offside Productions Media, creator of award-winning football podcast The Offside Rule, the new show entitled The Show Must Go On will deliver a sporting occasion with a comedic twist. 

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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.

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