Old Comedian of The Year: Museum of Comedy, London, 2015
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Birdies Comedy: The Savoy Tup, The Strand, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Return of The Craic Comedy Club Online: Online: 2021
I saw Sunil Patel compere a heat of the Old Comedian of the Year competition at the Museum of Comedy in London in 2015. Patel was warm, charming and endearing to the audience putting himself down for a lot of the routine to win them over before introducing the acts.
I saw Patel at Always Be Comedy in May 2018. Patel was a witty comedian with a laid-back demeanour. He delivered fifteen minutes of very funny comedy pointing out his life’s many shortcomings. His gleeful comments are simply all too relevant, and sarcasm took over where his swaggering pretentious charm easily delivered lots of anxious, dry wise-cracks that gave the audience big laughs.
I saw him again do a five minute set at Birdies Comedy in September 2018 and again at Always Be Comedy in January 2019. Again, he effortlessly displayed conceit by being self depreciative which was extremely engaging and likeable to the audiences.
Patel appeared online for Always Be Comedy in a bill that I saw in November 2020 and also for Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club in February 2021. Patel brilliantly delivered stories and jokes as he spoke from what looked like (and commented on from the front row) a hotel room but he was in fact house-sitting. His non-caring, depreciative persona complimented his winning stories about his career and his experience of lockdown.
It is great to watch Patel go from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing him again soon.