You have to be joking? Anuvab Pal


The joke that you loved but no one else did?

In Force Majeure, his new show, Izzard talks about how in Greek myth someone unleashes a Kraken but never retrieves the Kraken. So there could possibly be a giant Kraken flying over Greece going, ‘I know nothing of financial matters’. This was during a time when Greece needed a bailout and I thought it was very funny but the audience laughed at the Kraken impression. Not so much the line.

The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

I say something about the cricketer Imran Khan being married a lot of times. Adding, he’s married a lot of British people. And then say, Brexit I think was just him leaving. I have no idea why people laugh at that but I think they go home and wonder, “That comedian was an idiot’.

The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

Dylan Moran. Izzard. Jack Dee. Dmitri Martin. Todd Barry. Norm McDonald.

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

I finished watching the BBC series People Just Do Nothing. The character Jubaddi G in that show is an ‘entrepreneur’ who organizes a pony for a wedding. And one of his lines of dialogue is, ‘I can procure things. What you do with the pony at the wedding is none of my business’.


Anuvab Pal

Time: 19:00

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard, That

Dates: Wed 1 – Sat 26 Aug

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