Paul Chowdhry

Paul Chowdhry

Date of birth: 21-08-1974
Paul Chowdhry started stand-up in 1998, and his comedy career has since taken him to Hong Kong, the Gulf, Amsterdam, Germany, South Africa and headlining the International Indian Kings of Comedy tour. In 2003, he became the first British act to perform at the Caribbean Comedy Festival in Trinidad.

He was nominated as best comedian in the 2002 EMMA (Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy) awards, and won the critics' choice award at the 2003 Smirnoff South African International Comedy Festival.

He has also appeared in the 2004 film Colour Me Kubrick, playing a club announcer, and on various stand-up shows on TV.

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ITV Fresh to pilot new comedy formats

...from black and ethnic minority talent

Paul Chowdhry, Guz Khan and Jason Lewis are among the stars of a raft of new comedy pilots commissioned by ITV2.

The Fresh strand aims to highlight black and ethnic minority talent and will air in the run-up to the MOBO awards on November 4, as it did last year.

Entertainment commissioning editor Asif Zubairy said the new shows were ‘incredibly funny, edgy and innovative’, adding that Fresh offered a ‘much-deserved platform’ for the programmes' creators.

The shows are:

Sorry, I Didn’t Know: Described as a ‘classic panel show with a twist’, it will feature questions about black history across the globe I is hosted by Jimmy Akingbola and features two teams of comedians comprising Chizzy Akudolu, Jo Martin, Jimmy James Jones, Toby Williams, Paul Chowdhry, Judi Love.

All About The McKenzies: A West Indian family sitcom conceived, written, directed and starring Samuell Benta, and previously run as a YouTube series. Beta plays Samuell McKenzie who has ambitions of Hollywood superstardom but, following the breakdown of his relationship with the mother of his child, he finds his dreams confined by the walls of his parent’s home. Pat Younge, managing director of production company Sugar Films said: ’It’s really exciting to bring the YouTtube spirit to prime-time on a mainstream UK channel.’

Dropperz: A mockumentary about a struggling grime group who use the home of their record label boss to shoot a video – and end up killing the much-loved family pet rabbit. It starsAdam Deacon, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Guz Khan, Letitia Hector and Alexis Caley.

What’s The Facts: Presented by comedian Jason Lewis, this is a fake documentary, offering far-fetched links between items such as Lady Diana’s wedding dress and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory via Aboriginal tribesmen, or a Suffolk line dancing club and quantum physics via the girl group Little Mix. Jazz Gowans from producers Transparent Television said: ‘Applying the “rigorous’” WTF?! approach to matters of national and no importance whatsoever, this is a unique piece of entertaining television.’

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Published: 12 Oct 2016

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Paul Chowdhry


Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Paul Chowdhry: Lost in Confusion


Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Paul Chowdhry Is Not PC


Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World


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