Papa CJ: Live and Uncensored (stand-up comedy) - presented by Punchliners in Nagpur
Papa CJ is a world-renowned stand-up comedian and has won awards for both Asia’s and India’s Best Stand-up Comedian. He has performed over 2000 shows in 25 countries and has had numerous appearances on NBC, BBC, Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV, Paramount, The Comedy Channel, ITV and a host of other international networks. He is the only Indian comedian to have shot his own solo special with Comedy Central Asia. 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 taped a Showtime USA stand-up comedy special with Russell Peters and on the American TV show Last Comic Standing, he was placed in the top 10 from over 3000 contestants across the world.
Papa CJ has represented India at the Shared History Festival in South Africa and had standing ovations on Broadway in New York. He was the first Indian comedian to be invited to premiere at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival in London, and the Sydney and Perth Comedy festivals in Australia. Papa CJ was instrumental in starting off the English language stand-up comedy industry in India after he returned to the country in 2008.
Papa CJ holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and is often engaged as a motivational speaker. As an executive coach he has trained over 50 blue chip companies all over the globe. He also consults brands on concepts and content strategy. He recently launched an initiative called The Papa CJ Happiness Project where he performs in support of charitable causes across the world.
"A world-class global comedian. A spellbinding storyteller" - Huffington Post, New York
"Accomplished stand-up that crosses continents and decades." - The Scotsman, Scotland
"You will walk out vowing to tell your friends about this comedian." - Herald Sun, Australia
"Promises non-stop laughter." - Australian Stage, Australia
"Comedy, courage and class." - Hindustan Times, India
"Devastatingly clever humour." - The Music.com.au, Australia
"Utterly engaging. Papa CJ won hearts universally." - X-Press Magazine, Australia
"An Indian Chris Rock" - Manchester Comedy, UK
"An unabashed master of the sideswipe" - Mirror
Dobhi Nagar, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001