Did you hear the one about the entrepreneur who fancied himself as a comic? He loved his slot under the spotlight as a stand-up so much that he decided to open up his own comedy club! It might sound like a funny business but it’s no joke.

The entrepreneur is Curry King Charan Gill MBE and, following his live stand-up debut last year, this month sees the start of a regular weekly Slumdog Stand-up slot every Thursday night at the bustling Slumdog Bar & Kitchen on Sauchiehall Street.

And it looks like the Secret Millionaire has already struck gold with his latest venture because tickets for the first two Slumdog Stand-ups – on Thursday 28th January and Thursday 4th February – are already sold out!

Charan said, “Glasgow punters love a curry and a good laugh and our Slumdog Stand-up evenings aim to give them the makings of a great night out under the one roof.

“And as well as appealing to family get-togethers, birthday parties and groups of friends meeting up on a night out, our early bookings show that businesses recognise the attraction of the Slumdog Stand-up as a cost-effective way to treat and entertain their staff.”

The quartet of comedians appearing on the bill at the first Slumdog Stand-up are: Des Clarke; Keir McAllister; Scott Agnew and host Chris Broomfield. And, who knows, Charan himself might be tempted to storm the stage, grab the mic and fire off a few one-liners himself to relive his own stand-up routine!

Slumdog is located at 410 Sauchiehall Street. Log onto for more details or telephone 0141 333 9933.


For further information please contact Charan Gill at tel 0141 334 4633

Issued on behalf of Charan Gill by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 25th January 2010


Notes to Editors

  • Charan Gill is a former shipbuilder who founded his Harlequin Leisure Group in Glasgow in 1994 and built it into Europe’s largest chain of Indian restaurants before selling it in a multi-million pound deal in 2005. Following the sale of his restaurant empire, Charan’s next move was to pen his autobiography, ‘Tikka Look at me Now’, star in the hit Channel 4 TV series The Secret Millionaire and to open Scotland House in Delhi.

Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018