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.

Read More
© Vernon Nash Photography

Comics investigate more 'unofficial science' of movies

With Chris Ramsey, Paul Chowdhy, Maisie Adam and Greg James

Sky has ordered two more episodes of The Unofficial Science Of..., in which comedians investigate the stunts in famous films.

In the new instalments, Chris Ramsey and Paul Chowdhry will look at the physics of action sequences in Die Hard, from rooftop escapes to walking over shattered glass.

Then Greg James and Maisie Adam will take on Indiana Jones, learning how to dodge poisonous darts, outrun giant boulders, and survive fireballs

 Ramsey said: ‘As a die-hard Die Hard fan, I’m chuffed to be working on this amazing project.

‘It’s honestly one of my favourite films of all time, and this is almost like I get to be in it a bit, which is incredible! Who wouldn’t want to have a go at some of the most iconic action sequences to ever exist? Don’t try this at home!"

James added: ‘I spent most of my childhood completely obsessed with recreating special effects and stunts and as I’ve grown up, life got in the way of carrying this on. 

‘So, when Sky asked if I wanted to see how some of the most impressive and famous stunts in the history of cinema were made, I’ve never said "Yes Please" quicker. Maisie and I are going to have so much fun.’ 

The new commission from production house Naked follows The Unofficial Science Of Home Alone with James Acaster and Guz Khan, which aired in December and was Sky's biggest original entertainment launch of last year.

Engineer Zoe Laughlin also takes part in the Die Hard episode while  Alex Brooker interviews cast members of both movies to hear their favourite on-set memories. 

Read More

Published: 23 Oct 2023

Pryor award axed

The Richard Pryor award for the best ethnic comedian…


One of comedy’s biggest agents, Avalon, has…

Skip to page


We do not currently hold contact details for Paul Chowdhry's agent. If you are a comic or agent wanting your details to appear here, for a one-off fee of £59, email

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.