Edinburgh Previews: Troy Hawke, Paul Sinha
Paul Sinha has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas, but not really for him. But several decades of bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man. And so can a prosecco-fuelled Christmas.
1930’s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke’s Tiles of the Unexpected applies his Scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of Ikea’s link to the CIA.
Troy is a matinee idol born in the wrong era. Homeschooled by his elderly mother for the most part of his life, he has recently emerged blinking into a modern day dystopian present with the naivety of a newborn fawn.
'Undeniably funny' (Chortle.co.uk).
'Intelligent and effective satire ... a character of real comic integrity' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Troy Hawke tour dates
Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
Paul Sinha tour dates