What’s booming in India? The Stand-up comedy(ians)!!

What’s booming in India? The Stand-up comedy(ians)!!

Laughing at somebody does not need any effort but making someone laugh definitely does!!!

If anyone asks me what’s booming in India, I would not think twice to say it is the Stand-up comedy and the budding comedians. Like a decade back, hardly anyone bothered to talk about clubs or people doing an open mic or a stand-up show and not many artists had received international appraisal or exposure.

But, with the omnipresence of internet and increased influence of social media, these artists have found a platform to present their talent and market themselves to the world. Figuratively, the growth rate of individuals turning into stand-up comedians seems to be overpowering the growth rates of real estate and population in India.

Talking about the stand-up comedians, most of them are young, energetic and sensible. Unlike the conventional stage actors or film stars, these new-age stand-up comedians deal with the current situations just like the normal you and I do. Their acts or sketches or vlogs are not just funny but also humorous and filled with sarcasm.

Especially, for a person like me who spends a most of the weekdays stressing out at work, watching stand-up shows is the best stress buster! It is so amazing that there are myriad of artists who can make you laugh your heart out. Every time I resort to youtube, I find a new favorite. Below is the list of some awesome comedians and clubs that are my stress busters –

Russel Peters – According to me, this guy is the Sachin Tendulkar of Stand-up comedy. This Canadian artist with an Indian descent keeps amazing people with his never ending humor on races, regions, languages and what not. For being the best of all, Russel definitely tops the list.

All India Bakchod – AIB founded and collaborated by Tanmay, Khambha, Ashish and Rohan is the most famous comedy group in India as far as the subscriber count goes. AIB rose into the brighter limelight over night after the AIB Roast of Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

East India Comedy – East India Comedy is a group of Indian stand-up comedians that performs comedy shows, organizes comedy workshops, corporate events and scripts movie and television shows.

SnG – Comprising of comedians Karan Talwar, Varun Thakur, Aadar Malik, Brij Bhakta, Neville Shah and Kautuk Srivastava from Mumbai, SnG is one of the leading  comedy groups in the country and perform professional stand-up comedy, improv and sketches

And here are few interesting stand-up comedians you can watch out for –

Kanan Gill

Biswa Kalyan Rath

Kenny Sebastian

Abish Mathew

Daniel Fernandez

Naveen Richard

Sumukhi Suresh

and more

With all due respect and love towards all the more amazing Stand-up comedians, it is high-time that we all feel proud of our artists and encourage more to come! High-Five to you guys!

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