Comedy is a big thing across the country right now. So this International Jokes Day (July 1), let’s celebrate laughter with these fantastic specials you can watch online.
The Improvisers: Something from Nothing
The Improvisers feat. Kanan Gill, Abish Mathew, Kenny Sebastian and Kaneez Surka perform their first Improv special. It is a completely improvised show where everything you see will be made up on the spot. Nothing rehearsed, nothing scripted.
Varun Thakur: Vicky this side, Varun that side
Vicky this side - Varun that side is a one hour stand-up comedy special featuring Indian comedian Varun Thakur and his alter ego Struggling Actor Vicky Malhotra. Never before has a comedian performed a stand-up routine based on his popular snap chat character.
Biswa Mast Aadmi
Biswa Mast Aadmi is a stand-up comedy show by Biswa Kalyan Rath, where he cracks jokes on topics. It’s funny to the audience and they laugh, thus creating sound. This, in turn, encourages Biswa to crack more jokes, so he cracks more jokes on topics.
Pushpavalli was supposed to finish her Food Science degree and marry a Brahmin man that her mother approved of. All that changed after meeting the charming Nikhil Rao. After secretly following him to Bangalore, she juggles working at a children’s library, dealing with her unpredictable landlady, all the while trying to convince herself that it’s not stalking if you know the person, right?
Anirban Dasgupta: Take it Easy
If you are easily offended by jokes, the result is more jokes. Nothing in life is black and white, except Take It Easy, Anirban Dasgupta’s stand-up special. His material deals with hate and love in the hostile internet era, and why both these intense emotions need to take it easy. This hour-long set captures Anirban trying to comprehend events from the past year at home and at work; events he would rather forget unless he wrote jokes on them.
Zakir Khan: Haq se Single
In Haq Se Single, Zakir’s narrative takes you through his own journey of becoming the ultimate “Sakht Launda”. This is the story of a guy who has survived rejection, love, heart breaks and adulthood. Not only is he single, but proud of it.
Ten budding stand-up comedians shortlisted through a nationwide hunt compete to become India’s next big comic sensation. They are mentored and judged for their performances by Tanmay Bhat, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill, Kenny Sebastian, Sapan Verma, Kaneez Surka and Naveen Richards.
Hosted by Abish Mathew and Sumukhi Suresh, watch Comicstaan to find out who gets crowned as the future competition to some of these big names in stand-up comedy. This will be launched on Amazon Prime on July 13.