Papa CJ is a world-renowned stand-up comedian. He 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, he was adjudged one of the top ten acts from over 3000 contestants across the world.
His new show ‘Naked’ is the first ever show from an Indian comedian to be invited to premiere at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London. It was 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 also holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and has worked as a motivational speaker and executive coach.
“You will walk out vowing to tell your friends about this comedian” – HERALD SUN, AUSTRALIA
“This is accomplished stand-up that crosses continents and decades while remaining very personal” – THE SCOTSMAN, SCOTLAND
“Papa CJ’s material is fresh and up to the minute with a sly sting in the tail” – BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“Reliable crowd-killer” – TIME OUT
“An unabashed master of the sideswipe” – THE MIRROR
“The energy and attitude of an Indian Chris Rock” – MANCHESTER COMEDY
“It dawned upon us that CJ mightn’t be the innocuous Indian comedian we’d naively envisioned…he demonstrated the emotional agility of an excellent character actor. Naked was very funny” – BEAT MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA
“One of the most influential comedians around the world” – TOASTMASTER INTERNATIONAL
“The global face of Indian stand-up” – FORBES MAGAZINE