With time everything changes standup comedy is no different. So Here’s a list of Best Indian Standup Comedians who will blow your mind.
My favorite thing to do after eating and sleeping is definitely laughing. And if I’m not wrong, I’ve listed out the three in the perfect order. We all love laughing, and we’re all constantly online. Being a fan of scrolling through apps on my phone to have a good laugh, I’ve had plenty of time to figure out what I like and dislike. Time is precious, so is laughter. Curious Writers presents you the list of best Indian Standup Comedians that are worth spending your precious time on.
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1. Biswa Kalyan Rath
An IITian with B.Tech degree, Biswa has spent some of his quality years in the IT industry. During this time, he somehow came across Kanan Gill and then rest is history. Kanan Gill’s partner in crime on Pretentious Movie Reviews, Biswa Kalyan Rath is a well-known Indian standup comedian and YouTuber. Following his passion, he decided to quit his job at Oracle and took up a full-time career as a standup comedian. With time, he went past the shadow of Kanan Gill and started performing solo and gained similar success.
Biswa Kalyan Rath‘s raw humour about everyday things is incredibly funny. Even his YouTube channel description has touch of his humor.
2. Kenny Sebastian
Kenny Sebastian is a multi talented artist. He is full-time standup comedian, a part-time musician and also a filmmaker who has created or assisted in the production of 12 short films, two motion movies and a comedy serial too.
Kenny Sebastian can be touted as the standup rockstar of Indian comedy industry. From a middle class family in Bangalore, Kenny had tough times to see through his stint as a standup comedian. He took up standup comedy after he won the first prize at the standup Comedy Festival at IIT Fest in Mumbai. He has been delivering sketches to his (almost- half million) YouTube subscribers for a few years and is an immensely popular character on the Indian standup comedy scene. One of the few comedians who also adds some music to his comic timing.
3. Kanan Gill
Kanan started his career as a software engineer in Exeter Group Inc. He participated in Punchline Bangalore won a competition called Punchline Bangalore followed by another win at the Comedy Store in Mumbai. He then quit his job to pursue a career in comedy.
He is the man behind the hit concept on YouTube, “Pretentious Movie Reviews”, where he and his friend Biswa Kalyan Rath reviewed some of the box-office bombs in Hindi film industry and became a household name in the YouTube arena. He has also been a part of improv sketch comedy show, The Living Room on Comedy Central.
4. Zakir Khan
Zakir Khan gained instant fame after he won Comedy Central’s India’s
Best standup Comedian competition. But it was just beginning After that, he has won many awards for his comedy style from many media groups such including NDTV. Apart from a standup comedian, he is a writer and producer of several radio shows. When not doing a standup, he is seen in the news comedy show, On Air with AIB, which he has also co-hosted and written along with Tanmay Bhatt and Gurusimran Khamba of the All India Bakchod fame.
Zakir Khan believes that comedy isn’t just about the joke, rather it’s about a funny man saying things. if you look at his videos, you’ll second that thought.
5. Vir Das
Vir Das a comedian in Bollywood?? No, he was already a successful standup comedian before he made his debut in the film industry. He has performed more than 100 standup comedy shows and is well-known for his wit and humour. His best work as a standup comedian includes the six (1.5 hours) comedy specials both written, directed and acted by him. These comedy specials were Brown Men Can’t Hump, Not for Members Only, Bored of The Things!, Who Let the Das Out?, Son of a Switch! and VIRagra.