Stressed out? Here we have enough dose of laughter to push you till the weekend.
The effects of the internet and its wonders are seen everywhere. Back in the 80s and 90s, the only comedy we knew was the antics of Shakti Kapoor, Govinda and Johny Lever (not that they were bad or something, they were just not a finger touch away). However, over the last couple of years, there has been a surge in stand-up comedians in India and we are so thankful for it.
So, throw away that TV and bust your stress as Ourtitbits brings to you the exclusive list of top 10 stand-up comedians with some of their best acts:
- Biswa Kalyan Rath
Coming from Odisha with IIT Kharagpur degree under his belt, Biswa Kalyan Rath is a merciless and unstoppable comedian. He left his job in Oracle to become a full-time comedian after getting in touch with Kanan Gill. After gaining huge popularity in the widely-shared Pretentious Reviews YouTube videos, Biswa started doing stand-up comedy. You are missing something if you have not watched his Amazon Prime’s “Biswa Mast Aadmi” and “Lakhon Mei Ek.”
- Zakir Khan:
Yeah, Zakir Khan or sakht launda as we love to call him has been the pioneer in introducing stand-up comedy to a whole generation. Winner of Comedy Central’s India’s Best Stand-Up Comedian competition, Zakir did not limit himself to TV and unhesitantly expanded his horizon much to our benefit. His comic perspective of daily life struggle of an average Indian is all we need to end a hectic, stressful and maybe a depressing day.
- Aditi Mittal:
One of the first female stand-up comedians, Aditi Mittal is unapologetic, in-your-face to-the-point. Not only a hilarious comedian, she is also a successful writer as she has written columns for Grazia Magazine, DNA, FirstPost.com and Financial Times.
- Amit Tandon:
Amiiiit Tandon! An engineer by education and comedian by passion, this man is amazing. His comic point of view in respect to marriage, women, and life, in general, is something that everyone can relate to.
- Vir Das:
Vir Das needs no introduction. He has been around for a long time now- 15 years to be precise. He has been doing stand-up shows across the globe and now has a huge presence in the web world and social media.
- Prajakta Koli:
The creator of YouTube channel MostlySane is the new face to watch out for in the world of stand-up comedians. The relatable content, super-confident and fluent conversational skill of this Mumbai girl has already blown our mind. Can you believe she left her dream job of radio jockeying to start her own YouTube channel? Sample this and you will be compelled to watch all her videos on one go.
- Abhishek Upmanyu:
This rising star is another gem that can give you fits of laughter on even one of your worst days.
- Rahul Subramanian:
Rahul Subramanian was rising the corporate ladder at an impressing rate when destiny came calling. This Mumbai-bred Tamilian boy even rejected his dream job at Godrej to pursue comedy.
- Atul Khatri:
Atul Khatri is a late-bloomer when it comes to stand-up comedy. This Mumbai-based businessman decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy just to tick it off his personal bucket list. Winner of CEOs Got Talent trophy, Atul may not have a huge fan following on YouTube but is definitely someone to watch out for.
- Kenny Sabastian:
The good guy on Indian stand-up comedy scene, Kenny Sebastian enjoys a cult following of more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Before coming into comedy genre, he has dabbled with painting, music, and filmmaking with an editors credit on a feature film.