Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Stand up comedy


Vir Das Landing review: Comedian dissects Two Indias and his two identities in sharp and sentimental Netflix standup comedy special

December 27, 2022 3:30 pm

Vir Das Landing review: Balancing incisive cultural observations with broad sentimentality, India's biggest comedy export, Vir Das, continues to elicit giggles and gag-orders.

Bengaluru: Atul Khatri's stand-up comedy show gets cancelled, police blame organisers

September 28, 2022 7:39 am

Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) R Srinivas Gowda said that the organisers of the event approached the officers at the last minute for permission to hold the show.

Patton Oswalt We All Scream review: New Netflix standup special finds comedy icon in an insightful mood

September 20, 2022 4:14 pm

Patton Oswalt We All Scream review: The comedian's fourth Netflix special isn't a home run, but it offers him an opportunity to combine his skills as a raconteur with some unexpected self-reflection.

Chennai This Week: Best of standup comedy by Vir Das, S A Aravind; dance festival and plenty of music

July 22, 2022 11:47 am

This week, like every other, yet like no other, a host of events await Chennaiites. 

Around Town: An instrumental ensemble, stand-up performance and more

July 16, 2022 11:56 am

This week in Delhi, attend a discussion on a Girish Karnad play, watch a Hindustani comedy by Ajay Shukla or immerse yourself in an instrumental music show by prominent artistes.

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.