He's best known as ‘Sinnerman’ – one of the brains on hit ITV quiz show The Chase.
But one-time doctor, Paul Sinha, is better known by comedy geeks as a successful touring stand-up.
Ahead of a headline show at Huddersfield’s LBT next month, WoW spoke to the London funnyman and found him in an upbeat mood, having beaten the challenger of the day.
“I lost yesterday but won today,” he said, “so I'm feeling better with the world.
“I find it amusing that people think you sometimes throw questions or games because they have no idea how miserable we are when we lose.”
Prior to being on TV, Sinha had been performing on the comedy circuit for nearly two decades.
Sinha’s comedy career began in 1995 when he began doing slots while training as a junior doctor.
Three years later he was spotted by an agent and he eventually quit the medical profession to go full time in 2007.
Critically acclaimed for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he said he was looking forward to returning to Huddersfield.
He said: “I’ve been to the Lawrence Batley theatre in Huddersfield a couple of times – not to do solo shows but to do the Comedy Cellar.
“I've done gigs at the university in the past, so I'm not a stranger to Huddersfield.
“This time it’s a headline show, which is specifically designed for people that have never seen me before.”
Sinha’s move into quizzing came after he took part in comedians team in University Challenge, The Professionals.
He said: “We got absolutely walloped but the adrenaline rush of being in the University Challenge studio was all too much for me and I decided that I couldn't let it lie.
“I joined a quiz league and I got stuck in, going to quizzes all over the country and as a result getting better and better.
“When ITV announced they were looking for a fourth chaser, Mark the Beast sent me a message saying we've recommended you.
“I thought it is my chance, went through various auditions and eventually got the job.”
Paul Sinha plays the LBT Cellar on Thursday, October 3.