Chaser Paul gets it to­gether for fes­ti­val

Southport Visiter - - Nostalgia - BY ABIGAIL GILLIBRAND Abigail.Gillibrand@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @AbiGil­li­brand

THE Chase’s Paul Sinha will be bring­ing his show Shout Out To My Ex to this year’s South­port Com­edy Fes­ti­val to­mor­row night.

The event has been ex­tended to 18 days mak­ing it the town’s big­gest com­edy fes­ti­val to date.

Paul will be joined by such names as Gary De­laney, Ja­son Man­ford and Tom Stade over the course of the fes­ti­val.

Paul said: “I can’t wait. I have done three shows there be­fore­hand and they all went very well.

“The crowd are ex­u­ber­ant ev­ery time and are al­ways in­cred­i­bly lively.

“There’s also never a short­age of The Chase fans ei­ther! It’s a plea­sure to come back.”

Shout Out To My Ex is all about the time one of his past re­la­tion­ships ended.

He said: “It’s about what hap­pened when I got dumped sud­denly over a sur­pris­ing rea­son a cou­ple of years ago.

“I want the au­di­ence to know that it’s not a sad show, but is more about how I pieced ev­ery­thing back to­gether again.”

Paul has been a pro­fes­sional co­me­dian for 15 years and through­out this time has been a ju­nior doc­tor and a res­i­dent quizzer on the ITV show The Chase.

He said: “There is a whole quiz world out there that not many peo­ple know about.

“I play tour­na­ments and matches and would go up against the other chasers.

“When they wanted a fourth chal­lenger I was rec­om­mended. I went through the au­di­tion process but I think my com­edy helped me be­cause they knew that I wouldn’t freeze when film­ing.”

He’s an in­vet­er­ate quizzer: “I learn a lot from the quizzes and take away in­for­ma­tion from them.

“A lot of the time on The Chase though I have my fin­gers crossed just hop­ing some­thing I know comes up.

“I’d say it’s about 70% hard work and 30% luck be­cause there are days when you can just get a stinker and noth­ing you know comes up.”

Paul ran his show at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val and is tak­ing it on tour through­out the rest of the year.

He said: “I’m ex­cited to take the show around the coun­try. I love tour­ing and it will be nice to be on stage for a longer pe­riod of time.”

Shout Out To My Ex with Paul Sinha, is at Bold Ho­tel, Lord Street, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. Doors 7.30pm, show 8.30pm. Tick­ets £13.50. Buy tick­ets at www. skid­dle. com/whats-on/ South­port/ The-BoldHo­tel/ PaulSinha-ShoutOut- to- MyE x / 12971809/

The Chase’s Paul Sinha is back mak­ing them laugh. He says South­port crowds are al­ways ex­u­ber­ant and ‘in­cred­i­bly lively’

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