MEET PAPA CJ.
Papa CJ’s mission is to create laughter and happiness in the lives of people and to help them realise their dreams.
Papa CJ is an established international comedian with over 800 shows under his belt. He is widely recognised as the global face of cutting-edge Indian stand-up comedy and represented the country on Last Comic Standing on NBC in 2008. From the thousands of comedians who took part, he was ranked as one of the top ten acts in the world.
He is a New Delhi-born, Sanawar-schooled, Calcutta-bred and Oxford-educated stand-up comedian. He has performed in North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. He has had sold out tours globally that have received rave reviews from the press. A performer with a conscience, Papa CJ founded the charity One Child, which works with underprivileged children in India. This charity is funded by his comedy.
Papa CJ has been employed by clients in multiple roles including performing stand-up comedy live or for TV, as an MC and compere for corporate events, as a host and presenter for high profile award ceremonies, as a warm up act for TV shows, as an auctioneer at charity events and as a performer and host at large weddings and other private functions.
Prior to his stand-up career, Papa CJ completed an MBA from the University of Oxford and worked as a management consultant in London. He has also worked as an executive coach and trained executives from over 50 blue chip companies all over the world.
Papa CJ has done over 2000 shows with sold out tours across 5 continents in cities including London, New York, Sydney, Johannesburg, Miami, Hong Kong, Toronto, Bali, Manchester, Singapore, Durban,Belfast, Male, Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Melbourne and Mumbai.
He represented India on NBC’s TV show Last Comic Standing in 2008 and from the thousands of global contestants, he was placed in the Top 10.
He was the frst Indian comedian to be invited to perform at the Just for Laughs Festival in Canada and has performed multiple times at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Papa CJ understands the environment of his clients and has the experience and versatility to handle any environment at any event in any country. His strength is his spontaneity and ability to interact with an audience and handle any crisis that might occur during a live event. He has performed at comedy shows, corporate shows, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and even baby showers!