Star of ITV’s The Imitation Game
Anil Desai’s unique brand of feel good, energetic, stand-up comedy is based on his real-life stories, experiences and observations - at times dry, occasionally sarcastic, but with genuine honesty and an optimistic wisdom, from his love of movies, and film-stars to his everyday life, global travels, relationships and the ever-changing state of the world and it’s cultures.
His sets are fused with a who’s who of amazing impressions, international accents and every day characters as he twists, turns and transforms himself into our favourite movie stars & celebrities with dynamic speed and lovable charm, often losing himself in the mix whilst creating hilariously entertaining results and being one of the most adaptable comics in the industry.
He won the audience vote for best comedian at the 2010 Asian Comedy Slam for doing more than just ‘Indian’ comedy. He has made guest appearances on Chortle’s Fast Fringe showcase, The Hour (STV), Hey, Hey, it’s Saturday! (Channel 9, AUS), The Unknown Movie show (Ch31 Aus), Good Morning, 4Live and Asia Down Under (TVNZ), The Kerner Show (German TV), Ali Mcgregor’s Cabaret Kitsch (BBC Radio 4) Humour TV (Netherlands), The Slammer Returns (CBBC) and BBC Asian Networks Big Comedy Night
"Uniquely entertaining...consistently funny and memorable"
★★★★ Three Weeks
"Impressionist triumphs in his latest show" ★★★★ The Fest
"A Tour-de-force of impressions...side-splittingly funny... Desai is ridiculously talented...Stardom is beckoning"
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
"...his mimics are exceptionally good..." Chortle
"It's not just clever, but utterly hilarious...one to watch"
Edinburgh Evening News
“Highly entertaining stuff from an accomplished act…must be seen to be believed”
★★★★½ Herald Sun