The annual Sydney Comedy Fest has returned with superstar comedians from around the world on its roster and I was ecstatic to see Papa CJ nearly after 8 years, when I first attended his show in Mumbai.
Then in 2009, India’s stand up comic scene was emerging and Papa CJ was already a name to revere because of his popularity in London/UK, an Oxford degree to boot and loads of material on India to tickle everyone. At the time he was one of the few stand up comics with international exposure, besides Vir Das, who’s also performing at the Sydney Comedy Fest for the third time in May.
His latest show ‘Naked’ at the Sydney Comedy Fest this year was sold out and received a standing ovation. While CJ had been posting videos / posts on his social media pages about his visit to Sydney this year, nothing could really prepare you for this show which is a little offbeat yet comical.
Papa CJ during a tech run at Factory Theatre in Sydney
‘Naked’ is completely different from his other stand-up gigs, and a rare opportunity to catch CJ in a different avatar.
I don’t want to give away how the show unfolds, all I can tell you is that CJ brings you pieces of his life coupled with humour that will appeal to all, regardless of your ethnicity. Watch a glimpse here
Sitting in the corner front row, often I would look on the side to see how many non-Indian looking folks were laughing, and they were!
I was lucky to hang out with CJ post show for a little bit. So Thank You CJ for stopping by and having a drink with us[And no I am not telling his real name, for that go watch the show ]
Thanks for the photo CJ:-)
He’s heading to Perth Comedy Festival for a show on 5th May, so don’t miss it! Details on Perth Comedy Festival website www.perthcomedyfest.com.au
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For more information on the 13th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival, visit www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au