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Paul Chowdhry


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Comedy powerhouse, television panel star and ‘PudCaster’

Since pursuing comedy as his career in the late ’90s, Paul Chowdhry has embarked on several extensive stand-up tours as well as broken records – like becoming the first British-Asian comedian to sell out Wembley Arena.

Born in London and from a family of Indian heritage, he’s been a fixture on the UK’s stand-up circuit since 1998. Through his observational yet edgy humour, Chowdhry often dissects life having grown up and living in multi-cultural Britain.

He was first recognised with a critics’ choice award at the 2003 Smirnoff South African International Comedy Fest. The following year he appeared in the film Colour Me Kubrik as a pub announcer.

In 2008, Chowdhry was featured on MTV’s Young Gods Of Comedy series and he landed the job of host for Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week programme.

However, it was his 2012 stand-up show What’s Happening White People? that propelled him into the spotlight. Well-received at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Chowdhry went on to tour it across the UK and also recorded a comedy special of his sell-out performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Chowdhry took home a LAFTA award for funniest stand-up in 2013. He added another critically acclaimed show, PC’s World, to his credit in 2014. His tour for it got extended from from 27 to 77 dates, and finally wrapped up after over 100 performances in 2015.

Over the years, Chowdhry has also become a familiar face on television. He performed on Live At The Apollo in 2015, competed in series three of Taskmaster in 2016 and has made regular appearances on The Russell Howard Hour since 2017.

His success continued to skyrocket with his third hit show Live Innit, which was voted one of 2018’s top 10 shows at Wembley Arena. About the tour, The Mail On Sunday said, “It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand-up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game”. When Chowdhry later released an Amazon Prime special of Live Innit, it was shown in 200 countries worldwide. 

In April 2021, he launched The Paul Chowdhry PudCast. A podcast full of what he calls “deep meaningful conversation” as well as questions, stories and laughs, he talks to everyone from comedians like Russell Howard, James Acaster and Shappi Khorsandi to musicians such as The Libertines drummer Gary Powell.

Chowdhry also confirmed his return to the road in October through December 2021 with a brand new show called Family-Friendly Comedian.


Paul Chowdhry is heading out with the brand new show Family-Friendly Comedian from October to December 2021.

Paul Chowdhry will be visiting the following UK cities on his 2021 tour:

  • Hayes
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Birmingham
  • Bath
  • London
  • Dudley
  • Portsmouth
  • St Albans
  • York
  • Bradford
  • Brighton
  • Northampton
  • Sheffield
  • Peterborough
  • Leicester
  • Manchester
  • Ipswich
  • Nottingham

With two years of pent-up material, Paul Chowdhry will be tackling the UK’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as exploring topics like fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden during his latest stand-up show.

Tickets for Paul Chowdhry’s 2021 tour dates are on sale now.