One to watch: Sunil Patel
Read our comedy profile of Sunil Patel and see him live in London
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WHO? A calm, ultra-downbeat stand-up with an aloof, outsider perspective.
WHAT? Patel’s a real misery guts, but can find laughs in the bleakest of topics.
WHY? He’s a deviously sharp writer, with his nihilistic gags getting him to the final of the 2012 BBC New Comedy Award competition.