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.

Watch Sunil Patel at a heat of the BBC New Comedy Award