Soho Theatre and OML present

Anirban Dasgupta: Polite Provocation

Wed 3 – Tue 9 Jan 60 minutes
Personal stories, sardonic cynicism and big laughs as this smart, relatable star makes his UK debut at Soho Theatre.

In Polite Provocation, Anirban talks about life in India, three generations of his family going back to British India, the recent birth of his daughter and the immediate question – what world did he bring his child into? A world full of war, misinformation, disease and division? Is there hope after all?

Kolkata-born, Mumbai-based Anirban is a stand-up comedian, screenwriter and new father with a distinct comedic style. A former corporate salesman, Anirban has performed extensively in India and across the world including the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. His first stand-up special Take It Easy was released on Amazon Prime Video to wide acclaim, as was Afsos, the dark comedy series he created.

Performed in English.

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'Astounds, astonishes and amazes with his wit and comic timing'

'His astute sense of observation, crisp writing, and stage persona have made him stand out as a favourite no matter what country he performs in'
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