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After umpteen number of laughter shows on TV,the city now has its own version.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
March 30, 2009 3:09:39 am

A contest-cum-comedy show saw people from all walks of life add cheer

After umpteen number of laughter shows on TV,the city now has its own version. “Organized with the aim to promote healthy living,this laughter show is the first of its kind,” said Kishore Kumar Sharma,organizing secretary-cum-program director of laughter contest-cum-comedy show,as he took to the stage at Government Museum and Art Gallery,Sector 10 to start the event with some sher-o-shayari. Eight participants were short-listed after two grilling rounds of the show held on March 8 and 15. “We now have people from varied walks of life competing for the top slot,” added Sharma. Amongst those trying their wit were Babulal Kapoor of CBI; Narinder,a second year student of ITFT; Kanchan,who’s with the Pollution Board; Sukhjeet,an accountant; Rajiv,a teacher with Bhavan Vidyalya School; Vijay Khyali,Khyali’s brother; Dr Yuvraj Khullar and Suman,a science teacher at Government Model School,Sector 22. “The laughter show acts as a stress reliever and also brings out the local talent,” said Suman,who has been practicing the art for a long time now. While Haryanvi jokes are her specialty,Narinder restricted his to the youth. But what dominated was political and social satire and those who topped the humour chart was Dr Yuvraj Khullar while Kanchan came in second. Organised by Ehsaas Adabi Society in association with Chandigarh Tourism and STEPS,next in the pipeline is a film-based quiz. Cheers to that!

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