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Genre:Alternative / Comedic Writers / Stand-Up
Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3, Stand-up, 2010), Stephen K Amos Show (BBC2, Stand-up, 2010), MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV, Writer, 2010), Celebrity Bites (MTV, Writer, Series 1, 2010), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, Writer, Series 22, 2008), Trinity (Raj Puri, ITV2, 2009), How Not To Live Your Life (Kris, Series 1, BBC3//Writer-add. Material, Series 2, BBC3), World Stands Up (Comedy Central UK), Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central UK), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central UK), Comedy Cuts (ITV2, Season 3), Splitting Cells (BBC3), Out to Lunch (BBC2 Radio), 28 Acts in 28 Minutes (BBC4 Radio), Jon Richardson Show (BBC6 Music), Simon Amstell Tour Support Act ’07-’09, Stephen Merchant Tour Support Act ’08, Mighty Boosh Festival ’08, Latitude festival ’07/’08, Big Chill Festival '08, Leeds Festival ’08, Chortle Best Newcomer award Nominee 2007, Winner of Amused Moose Comedy Awards 2006, Winner of Jongleurs New Act Competition 2005
REVIEWS: "fringe star of tomorrow… he’s a rare talent on the U.K. circuit" -The Herald. "stylish stand-up…a rising stand-up star… and tipped by many to be among the ones to watch" -The List. "a very funny man… Chanda has a winning rapport and clever material that could make him a big Fringe name in the future" -Three Weeks. "his peculiar line of observational humour is a winning formula" -The Skinny Fest.
BIO: Arnab Chanda was born & lived in England for 6 years and then spent 1 year in India, 8 years in Saudi Arabia and 8 years in the U.S. He started doing stand-up in New York City and after moving permanently back to London in August 2004, won the Jongleurs New Act Competition in 2005, beat over 500 contestants to win the prestigious Amused Moose Comedy Awards in 2006, and was nominated for Best Newcomer in the British Chortle Awards in 2007. He has since written, acted, and performed in various shows for radio and television for the BBC, ITV, MTV, and Comedy Central.
FilmsMe on Comedy Central UK "World Stands Up" (2007): Me on Comedy Central UK "Edinburgh and Beyond" (2007): Me on Comedy Central UK "Comedy Store" (2008):
AlbumsMe on Russell Howard’s Good News- Part 1 (BBC, 2010): Me on Russell Howard’s Good News- Part 2 (BBC, 2010):
InfluencesMe on Russell Howard’s Good News- Part 1 (BBC, 2010): Me on Russell Howard’s Good News- Part 2 (BBC, 2010): Me on Comedy Central UK "World Stands Up" (2007):
- Mar 10, 2010 5:38 PM A Serious Blog: If I See One More Documentary On “Genius” I’m Going to Kill Myself
- Sep 6, 2009 10:44 PM arnie update: standup and trinity
- Dec 23, 2008 9:03 AM Some short stories for them kids
- Aug 7, 2008 11:06 PM humble pie
- May 26, 2008 7:33 PM british vs. american senses of humor
About me:I'M MOSTLY ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/arnabchanda
AGENT: Sarah MacCormick at Curtis Brown: email@example.com OR +44 (0)20 7393 4400
STANDUP & OTHER INQUIRIES: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who I'd like to meet:meeting heroes is always awkward and weird, so just old friends. if it wasn't so awkward then conan o'brien, steve martin, norm macdonald, bill watterson, bert and ernie, and fozzie bear. people who think usher and julia roberts are annoying. i like opinionated people who can see the quality in Beverly Hills Ninja, Home Alone, and Kindergarden Cop, and who really dislike action movies, especially ones where chicks try to fight and be badass (charlies angels, catwoman, etc.).
- Status: Single
- Hometown: London now, Saudi Aramco, CT/NY, Pontefract
- Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Agnostic
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
Generalrobots, stand-up, tennis (lawn and ping), futbol, leeds united, arsenal now (i'm a traitor), nyc pizza, connect 4, hot/wingy chicken wings and drinks with friends, whiffleball during spring and summers in New England.
MusicPink Floyd, Strokes, Julian Casablancas, Genesis (peter gab years), Peter Gabriel, Lemonheads, Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Nirvana, Regina Spektor, Queen, Sigur Ros, Weezer, 311, Stevie Wonder, Blondie, Beatles, Police, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Talvin Singh, Lenny Kravitz, Ben Folds, James Taylor, Tom Petty, C.Crows, Huey Lewis, Jethro Tull, Michael Jackson (but only his new stuff)
Moviesmanhattan, adaptation, big lebowski, swingers, boogie nights, deconstructing harry, hannah and her sisters, stardust memories, home alone, groundhog day, withnail and i, tootsie, princess bride, back to the future, kindergarden cop, waking life, bourne films, commando, wayne's world, empire strikes back, superman 2, rudy, high fidelity, ace ventura, dumb and dumber, rounders, tommy boy (anything Chris Farley), the look of bladerunner, rules of attraction, little man tate, hudsucker proxy, comedian, without limits.
TelevisionDr. Katz, Seinfeld, Conan, The Brak Show, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Mad Men, Kids in the Hall, Muppet Show, Wainy Days, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Mighty Boosh, Arrested Development, My So Called Life, Variety Shac, Harry Hill's TV Burp, Sesame Street, Flight of the Conchords, Jake and Amir, Human Giant, Whitest Kids You Know, Match of the Day, MasterChef, The Great British Menu, Frontline, Charlie Rose, Look Around You, Armando Iannucci Shows, Brass Eye, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Young Ones, SNL.
BooksCalvin and Hobbes, Vonnegut, Animal Farm, Aldous Huxley, and biographies in general
Heroesi'd love to meet & hear the stories of: conan o'brien, steve martin, andy kaufman, george carlin, christopher walken, paul rudd, lance armstrong, bill watterson, norm macDonald and the SNL fab four (chris farley, adam sandler, david spade, and chris rock), mcenroe, edberg, goran ivanisevic, marat safin, roddick, and arnie arnob chandra chander
University College London (University of London)
2005 to 2006
- London, United Kingdom
- Graduated: 2006
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Master's Degree
- Major: Public Policy and Human Rights
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
2000 to 2003
- Chapel Hill, NC
- Graduated: 2003
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Economics