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"Isn't it terrifying that people take their politicians less seriously than their comedians?"
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Worse than a joke no one laughs at.
Jiyo, khush raho, muskurao, kya pata kal ho na ho.
Get, set, hold your stomach!
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Get, set, hold your stomach!
Such relatable, much wow.
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And we don't believe in hyperboles.
On Friday afternoon, a number of websites published stories about a new deodorant commercial starring actor-comedian Vir Das. I spotted one by BuzzFeed India with the headline ‘Vir Das Just Called Out...
If there's one thing every Indian has done at school, it's drawing that a scenery in art class. The one with two mountains, a sun, a river and a tiny house (don't you dare look away. You did it too)....
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Being a standup comedian is hard but performing for children, doubly so. While it may be disappointing to be stonewalled by adults who don't find you funny, children maintaining an awkward silence (or...
Comedy collective All India Bakchod has been playing it relatively safe these past few months, having been catapulted to national infamy after their roast of actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor beca...
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Unrealistic stories and wishful writing is fast turning pornography into a big bore. Can Anuvab's screenwriting skills save the porn industry?
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Acclaimed American stand-up comedian Louis CK is not coming to India. But then, if you've been active on social media for the past week, you'd already figured that out. On March 25, a rumour started...
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Seinfeld is an American institution and widely regarded as the most accomplished of the living comedians. After my personal favourite, Bill Burr, set the stage in February with a successful jaunt to the Stage 42 Festival, this was to be the comedy equivalent of The Beatles' 1968 voyage to Rishikesh. And it was called off due to parking. Wow. How did they tell people?
Here's more bad news for comedy-lovers in India: veteran comedian Jerry Seinfeld's much-awaited live performances in Mumbai's National Sports Club of India (NSCI) have been cancelled. According to a t...
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You know that being a funnyman is not always a barrel of laughs. You know that the AIB FIR is just the beginning. As comedy rises further in popularity, for every thousand people who laugh, one scrooge will decide to take offence. More FIRs will be lodged, more threats will arise, more Aamir Khan letters will be rebutted by Twinkle Khanna letters (who would've thought).
People within the Indian Establishment are offended by the idea that their beneficial status quo can be disturbed by inconvenient democratic principles like free speech and strict law enforcement. So, knee-jerk pre-emptive measures are taken at the first signs of anything that challenges, let alone upsets, that you-scratch-mine-I-scratch-yours balance.