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    Annual Luncheon 2015 - Celebrity Speaker Revealed

News & Events / Annual Luncheon 2015 – Celebrity Speaker Revealed


We are delighted to announce that the Celebrity Speaker at this year’s BFFF Annual Luncheon is Paul Sinha.

PAUL SINHA - THE STAND - 300 DPIPaul Sinha was born in the UK to Bengali parents and the family medical dynasty. Qualifying as a doctor in 1990s, Paul also then took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. He pursued both careers and at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival earned a nomination for the highest accolade in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier).

A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs his comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the ITV quiz show, The Chase. A tea-time favourite, The Chase vies with BBC’s Pointless as the most watched programme on daytime television.

Paul Sinha is a stand-up comedian, professional quizzer and sports fanatic. You may have heard him on Radio 4, on his own series or on The News Quiz or Just a Minute or perhaps, on Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. You may have seen him, on Comedy Central, on The Comedy Store or on the Alternative Comedy Experience or, indeed on ITV’s The Chase where he appears as the Chaser and general knowledge expert, The Sinnerman.

Paul has been nominated for the highest accolade in live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and has also been nominated for the Breakthrough Act, the Best Headliner and the Best Club Comic (twice) by respected industry magazine, Chortle, winning the latter in 2014.

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