Entertainment  /  Published 11.04.20

The funny women in the west

Amy Schumer...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.04.20

A difficult ride in the industry for female stand-up comics

‘Women comedians have to be twice as funny as their male counterparts’“I have been very, very surprised by the positive reactions to Ladies Up. I was expecting a lot of hate because I do get a l...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.03.20

Mining family and friends to bring on the laughs

Stand-up comedian Amit Tandon has just come up with Amit Tandon Family Tandoncies, an hour-long comedy special on Netflix in which he brings on the laughs talking about marriage, parenthood and kids. ...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 14.02.20

Wedding comedy for Sanah

Sanah Kapur, Shahid Kapoor’s sister, who made her debut in his 2015 film Shaandaar, will be seen in the wedding comedy Saroj Ka Rishta on July 3. Directed by Abhishek Saxena, the family entertainer ...
By TT Bureau in

People  /  Published 08.02.20

Jokes apart

Canada in the 1970s and ’80s, when Russell Peters was growing up in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, wasn’t as welcoming to migrants as it is today. Racism was common. As a child, Russell was so bul...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.02.20

Vir Das on getting nostalgic and dipping his toes in politics in his latest Netflix comedy special 'For India'

Funnyman Vir Das has dropped his third comedy special on Netflix. Called For India, the 74-minute special that dropped on Republic Day has the 40-year-old comic going back to his roots, evoking nostal...
By Priyanka Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

Comedian hospitalized for depression

If I were a comedy obsessive, I would already have known about the sneaky genius of Gary Gulman. He’s got a devoted following, a winning smile, a corkscrew imagination; in 2016, when he did a six-mi...
By Jennifer Senior / New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 21.10.19

Vir Das meshes travel with stand-up comedy in Jestination Unknown

Vir Das marries his love for travel and comedy in Amazon Prime Videos’s latest Indian offering Jestination Unknown. The show follows the actor-comedian and his friends through Indian cities like Jod...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Entertainment  /  Published 10.10.19

Anirban Dasgupta takes break from political comedy

The man’s wit is as on point as his quips on politics. Headlining the recent Kolkata Comedy Festival, Anirban Dasgupta spoke to The Telegraph about the Calcutta scene, the power of stand-up comedy a...
By Ravjit Singh in

People  /  Published 15.06.19

Comedy is when you hit back with wit at the oppressor: Varun Grover

The day I meet Varun Grover, almost everyone in the media is agog with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Kedarnath shrine and the visuals circulating. It is as though a new film has been r...
By Paromita Kar in


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