Paul Sinha

'The Sinnerman' on The Chase & Three-Time Chortle Award Nominee

  • The Sinnerman on The Chase
  • 3rd in 1999 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year
  • Nominated for if.comedy in 2006
  • Host of Paul Sinha’s History Revision
  • Winner of the Rose d’Or for Radio Comedy
  • Three-Time Chortle Award Nominee
  • Performed Comedy Shows in 18 Countries
  • Performed Eight Solo Edinburgh Fringe Shows
  • Nominated for a Perrier Award
  • Wrote Paul Sinha’s Real British Citizenship Test

Discover Paul Sinha’s biography of published work below.

Paul Sinha’s Real British Citizenship Test
Paul Sinha’s Real British Citizenship Test

Paul Sinha is best known for his tenure as a Chaser on the ITV series The Chase. Impressing viewers and contestants with his detailed general knowledge, Paul is known as The Sinnerman and The Smiling Assassin as a popular television personality. Outside of TV, Paul is also a regular stand-up comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was awarded the Rose d-Or for his radio comedy. Throughout his television and comedy career, Paul has been open about his sexuality and often speaks to the media to promote acceptance of the LGBT community.

Currently a Chaser on The Chase, Paul has built his humorous yet prolific reputation as a quiz master. Paul has also made appearances on shows such as Mastermind, University Challenge: The Professionals and competed at the 2018 World Quizzing Championships. During his time on The Chase, Paul has been open about his sexuality and has often used his sexuality to form material as a comedian. Praised for being open about his identity, Paul is an inspirational figure for others in the LGBT community. At events, he often reflects on his experience of coming out and the importance of LGBT representation in mainstream media.

Before joining the world of television, Paul trained as a general practitioner doctor at St George’s Medical School. He had his first taste for stand up comedy whilst studying, performing at the St George’s Annual Revue. He then began regularly performing stand-up comedy alongside his roles as a doctor and has since performed at several Edinburgh Fringe Festivals with award-winning material. Paul has also presented his own radio shows including Paul Sinha’s Quiz Culture, The Sinha Games and Paul Sinha’s History Revision and the TV show Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown.

Having been so open about his sexuality, Paul is a great addition to events as an LGBT speaker. He raised awareness of the community by revealing his sexuality on television, so can encourage inclusion and promote acceptance for the LGBT community. The author of Paul Sinha’s Real British Citizenship Test, he combines his experience as a gay Anglo-Bengali GP turned comedian to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and cultures.

Official Testimonials

Paul Sinha is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Thank you so much to Paul for hosting our first ever pub quiz for media. He brought such fun and energy to the room. We had a lot of national titles in attendance and we received incredibly positive feedback. He went above and beyond, thinking of bonus questions on the spot and interacting with our guests during the breaks, which really made the evening extra memorable for all.”


To enquire about Paul Sinha for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 295.