Paul Sinha (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

Paul Sinha

The "Light up" refrain from Snow Patrol ’s 'Run' is an apt intro for former GP Sinha’s bittersweet tale of singledom, casual racism and the parental disappointment wrought in turning to stand-up. Politically topical, championing quizzes and defending pedantry, Sinha segues between wry reminiscence and bitchy observation, tweaking the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone. Always nice to get a free quiz sheet on the way out too.

The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 30 Aug (not 17), 9.25pm, £9 (£8).

Paul Sinha: 39 Years of Solitude

  • 3 stars

Paul, single since 1991, is increasingly unable to deal with the world at large. Surely an obsession with television quizzes can't be the answer. Or can it? 'Superlative' (Telegraph). 'Superb' (Times).