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Old 27th May 2017, 19:14   #61
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Reviving an old thread.

As far as stand-up comedy is concerned I watch only the Indian comedians mostly because their shows are very relatable.

My favourites in no particular order:

* Aravind SA ( Watch his Madrasi Da)

* Kenny Sebastian (This guy is just )

* Rohan Joshi and Tanmay Bhat ( In On air with AIB although it is not exactly stand-up comedy)
* Karthik Kumar

* Sorabh Pant

* Varun Thakur( Although the Vicky Malhotra part is not as funny)
* Russell Peters( He is the one that got me hooked to stand-up comedy. Red, White and Brown is my favourite show of his)
* Praveen Kumar
* Zakir Khan

* Abish Mathew

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Watched my first ever live stand-up comedy today at Museum theatre, Egmore. Second decoction by Karthik Kumar. It was a laugh riot. The shows theme is "stuck in middle class", he totally lived up to my expectations having watched tons of his performance clips online. Bangalore guys definitely attend this show if possible, he is performing towards the end of June there.

The opening act was by a new stand-up comedian named Jegan, his views on weight loss and green tea was .

This was also his last performance in Chennai so the show was being taped to be released digitally.

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Old 29th May 2017, 09:09   #62
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Thanks to Vir Das, there is now a spurt of stand up comedians in the Indian Circuit and you have rightly recognised the biggest names currently.

There is one guy you have missed though. Biswa kalyan rath has a distinct style and is enjoyable. I hope you enjoy the channel that i have included in the link.
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Check out Amit Tandon. This guy is really hilarious and is going places
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Thanks to Vir Das, there is now a spurt of stand up comedians in the Indian Circuit and you have rightly recognised the biggest names currently.

There is one guy you have missed though. Biswa kalyan rath has a distinct style and is enjoyable. I hope you enjoy the channel that i have included in the link.
He definitely does have a distinctive style and is funny in a whole new way.

A new favourite of mine is Baggy AKA Bharghav Ramakrishnan. He manages to keep you splits throughout his performance.



Alexander Babu is also another stand-up comedian who is coming up in a huge way. Baggy and Alex are famous for their Yogi and the bear shows.



Recently saw Azeem Banatwalla's Cometh the hour on Amazon prime, it is quite entertaining and some of his jokes hit the right spot and you find yourself rolling on the floor.

Also saw Neville Shah's What are you laughing at?. Here's the thing any stand-up comic that starts of by saying 'My mom recently passed away' kills the humour immediately, how can you laugh after knowing his mom passed away recently. His jokes do pick up after 20minutes but you just end up feeling for the guy.

Sapan Verma's Obcessive Comedic disorder is also hilarious.

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I love watching the various Indian stand ups comics who are available on Youtube. Russel Peters is the Man! Loved his various show. He did get a bit repetitive for a while, but his newer show are fresh and funny.

While i try not to have any particular favorites (I don't want to be biased! ), there are a few whose videos/clips i never miss. These are: Most of the EIC gang, esp Atul Khatri (i still laugh every time I see his segment on the India-Pakistan border), Karthik Kumar (i love his style. At time, a bit difficult for all to follow as he uses Tamil phrases/words, but nevertheless very enjoyable), Biswa Kalyan (one of the best stand up comedian from the East), Kenny Sebastian (always funny!).

Some of the others who have some really funny material but needs to have more videos in Youtube, are: Rajneesh Kapoor, Vikramjit Singh and Abhishek Upmanyu.
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My favorite Kannada stand-up comedian is Gangavathi Pranesh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangavathi_Pranesh

Hailing from Gangavathi in Koppal district of North Karnataka, most of his shows are interspersed with mild jibes delivered in typical North Karnataka dialect. His take on ladies watching endless soaps on TV and overprotecting the children in the name of safety is hilarious.

Many of his shows are available on Youtube. One such latest show:


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