Don’t listen to your own jokes: Cyrus Sahukar tells stand-up comedians

Cyrus Sahukar's 'Fully Faltoo' career needs no introduction. We thought of discovering his 'chatpata' brand of humour on the sidelines of Kurkure's comic fest and he didn't disappoint.

Written by Parmita Uniyal | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2015 3:22:00 pm
cyrus-main Cyrus Sahukar’s not-so-serious take on real life problems (Source: Facebook/CyrusSahukar)

Cyrus Sahukar’s ‘Fully Faltoo’ career needs no introduction. The VJ surely knows how to pull off a joke, pull someone’s leg — all keeping a straight face. We thought of discovering his chatpata brand of humour on the sidelines of Kurkure’s comic fest, Why So Sweet, at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday. We gave him five real-life situations that can be tackled with humour and he didn’t disappoint. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

IE Online: Can you give relationship advice to an octogenarian who wants to date an 18-year-old girl?
Cyrus Sahukar: Make love to a perfect body with your mind.

IE Online: What professional advice would you offer to a depressed stand-up comedian?
Cyrus Sahukar: Listen to someone else’s jokes. Brother, join the gang; it’s part and parcel of the job. Stand-up comedians are far more stressed out than they look. They go through so much drama. They are pulling off jokes all the time. I’m sure they get tired. So, my advice to them — don’t listen to your own jokes. You have heard them so many times, that you get bored. Listen to other people’s jokes. You will be happy.

IE Online: How would you make a tantrum-throwing 2-year-old giggle in 2 seconds?
Cyrus Sahukar: Throw a bigger tantrum. It works. The attention just moves. If you ask me, I have the thought pattern of a toddler.

IE Online: A leave excuse that sounds funny?
Cyrus Sahukar:

1) I just had a sex assignment surgery

2) I just realised my wife delivered a baby. Earlier I thought she was just overweight.

3) I had a religious breakdown. I’m going to be in office in mind, but not in body. I hope it’s okay.

4) Convince the boss to leave the job.

IE Online: What’s the perfect way to ruin a job interview (in case somebody has just landed a dream job)
Cyrus Sahukar: Cough a lot, and then handshake. Discuss diseases. Make a PowerPoint presentation on contagious diseases. About your qualifications, this line is perfect — I’m a trained gynaecologist with a C-grade future in marketing.

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