Papa CJ: Slumdog Comedian
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Indian tea-planter's son reaches top 10 of Last Comic Standing, funding an entire village through comedy.
Dave Simms - 20/08/2009
It isn't that intelligent though. In most of the jokes you can work out the punchline yourself. And the delivery is quite forced and rehearsed. Mediocre.
Dave Saunders - 17/08/2009
This review deserves high fives.
Neha - 17/08/2009
Well of course papa CJ is pompous and over confident , I mean can you imagine a man having the audacity to be comfortable in his own skin and being able to stand proud of himself and his achievement. I think it's hateful that CJ has a brand of intelligent humour that keeps his audiences laughing even after they have left the show. In this day and age of slap stick humour how can we tolerate an intelligent point ofview that forces us to question the societal moral code. It's cheap and cruel of him to talk about sweatshops in china. It is essential for our survival to carry on living in a bubble that refuses to allow anyone to bring out these issues in front of us. And achivement must necessarily be evil and not spoken about even if it took papacj to make it past almost 3,000 contestants in order to reach the top 10 of last comic standing. If anyone believes in the idea of free speech still, slumdog is one show you wouldn't miss
Paul Shane - 17/08/2009
Only Papa CJ would be so deluded to think that he dealt with the heckles well on Friday, and that the chortle review wasn't fair. Painful, and unfunny.
Kelly Green - 16/08/2009
Wow! What a hateful review. I saw this show yesterday and so googled Papa CJ today to find this. It seems far removed from the show I saw yesterday. I cannot imagine the writer of this review was in the room on Friday. It was a very enjoyable show with much laughter and Papa CJ seems like a friendly and likeable man. At no point did I feel uncomfortable with any of his material. There were some Indian girls in the front row and they seemed fine with it too. He also dealt with the Australian heckler and the man from London quite well. Unless the reviewer has a personal bone to pick with Papa CJ or has a heightened sensitivity that doesn't relate to the audience reaction or the performer's background, this review in my opinion is quite inaccurate and unprofessional.