Stand Up Comedians That Are Re-Defining Comedy In India


Stand-up comedy is not an uncommon concept in our country. Hindi actors cum comedians such as Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastav have been making everyone roll on the floor laughing since a long time. But making the audience laugh in English is relatively new.

 

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The most notable stand-up comedian in this category is none other than Vir Das—followed by New Delhi’s Papa CJ. The young string of comedians includes a number of names—most of them whom have made a mark for themselves for their respective ways of presenting.

 

Have a look:

1. Biswa Kalyan Rath:

Witty yet humble that’s how anyone would describe the guy who shot to fame with his Pretentious Movie Reviews on YouTube. The trademark of his comedy is that Rath finds humour even in the most mundane situations of life. Oh, another quirky attribute about him is that he likes to walk barefoot!

 

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2. Abish Mathew:

He is the country’s nicest comedian. Mathew, who collaborates with the infamous AIB frequently, is a versatile talent. His choice of topics and presentation style differ from one act to another. Mathew’s solo comedy show is called “Son of Abish” and has featured fellow comedians such as Kanan Gill.

 

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3. Sorabh Pant:

He is over-the-top, supremely crazy and has an unstable humour style. But then that’s Pant for you. ‘Pant on Fire’ and ‘Travelling Pants’ are his most notable comedy sketches. He is often regarded as the second brilliant Indian comedian after Russell Peters. Well, that’s a compliment in itself, isn’t it?

 

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4. Aditi Mittal:

Blunt and cutting edge that’s how Mittal’s humour is usually described. From Indian ghosts to Voldemort she has covered almost every topic under the sun. Her presentation style is personal and observational.

 

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5. NeetiPalta:

Her comedy sketches are from a female perspective. She is funny and satirical. Her sketches mostly revolve around everything and anything including body image, weddings, show reel and of course, men! She effortlessly brings out the “Female Side of Humour”.

 

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Making someone laugh is not an easy task. But these people manage it oh-so easily! With such versatile comedians around, there’s not even a single day that goes by dull. What is your opinion? Please share!