Papa CJ, one of India’s leading stand-up comedian and a pioneer of the ‘Stand-up’ movement in India, has been invited to perform at Carolines on Broadway, New York’s premier stand-up comedy nightclub.
Papa CJ who is bringing his acclaimed new show Naked will perform for two nights – on Feb 10 and 11. ‘Naked’ is the first ever show from an Indian comedian to be invited to premiere at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London. It was also the first show by an Indian comedian to be invited to premiere at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The show also represented India at the Shared History Festival in South Africa where it received standing ovations at every show.
Papa CJ has won awards for both Asia’s and India’s ‘Best Stand-up Comedian’. Forbes Magazine called him ‘the global face of Indian stand-up’ and Toastmaster International called him one of the most influential comedians around the world. He has performed over 2000 shows in 19 countries.
His work has been broadcast on NBC, BBC, Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV, Paramount, The Comedy Channel, ITV and a host of other international networks. He taped a Showtime USA Stand-up Comedy Special with Russell Peters in Amsterdam and in the American TV show Last Comic Standing, and was adjudged one of the top ten acts from over 3000 contestants across the world. Papa CJ also holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and has worked as a motivational speaker and executive coach.