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Stand up comedy


Caste-less comedy: Time to lift curtains

December 26, 2021 9:42 am

Kunal Kamra, Suraj Yengde write: It is about time comedy gets caste on board because it is the original humour that we can collectively fight and riot over.

Delhi: Police complaint against standup comedian Vir Das for 'maligning India's image'

November 17, 2021 2:13 pm

Das recently uploaded a video titled ‘I come from two Indias’ on social media, which was part of his performance at John F Kennedy Center in Washington DC. A Delhi BJP member filed the complaint for his comment 'In India, we worship women in the day and rape them at night’.

Jerry Seinfeld's joke on Pop Tart invention to turn into a Netflix film

June 24, 2021 3:48 pm

Co-written with Spike Feresten and Barry Marder, the project is inspired by a joke Jerry Seinfeld told on the stand-up stage about the world-shaking invention of Pop-Tarts.

After late-night release, Munawar Faruqui says: Have faith in judiciary

February 08, 2021 2:20 am

The Supreme Court had on Friday granted ad-interim bail to Faruqui, who was arrested on January 1, and issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh police in a case registered against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Madhya Pradesh HC reserves order on comic Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea

January 26, 2021 9:10 am

Munawar’s advocate Vivek Tankha along with Anshuman Shrivastav argued that the comedian has not uttered a word at the event for which he can be punished.

How Tamil stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in state

August 20, 2019 7:28 pm

Though still in its infancy, Tamil stand-up comedy comedians have carved a niche for themselves in households across Tamil Nadu.

Women need a voice, they have so much to talk about, says stand-up artiste Sharul Channa

August 18, 2019 12:20 am

Stand-up comic Sharul Channa aka Pottymouth presents issues, from feminism to desi behaviour, with a twist of humour.

Meet Sweta Mantrii, who took to stand-up comedy to talk about disability

June 23, 2019 8:19 am

Apart from stand-up comedy, she has addressed the issues of disabilities through her writings, with one of her ideas eventually building into a 12-minute documentary, titled Disability — a State of Mind.

'No comedy here, no jokes': stand-up comic on Meghalaya mine tragedy

January 08, 2019 8:30 am

"If you are looking for humour, read up on the rescue mission to save the 15 miners trapped in the coalmine in Meghalaya," says stand-up comic Abhineet Mishra in his act about the Meghalaya mine tragedy.

Don’t laugh it off

July 02, 2018 12:47 am

The joke must have a story. It is the task of the stand-up comic to make audiences confront themselves, their time.