Stand Up Comedy
India  /  Published 09.02.21

US comedians back Munawar

A group of Indian-American stand-up comedians have come out in support of Munawar Faruqui, who was recently released from jail after 35 days in a case of allegedly hurting religious sentiments during ...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington

Entertainment  /  Published 08.01.21

Vir Das: Outside In — The Lockdown Special

After starting 2020 with a bang with his Netflix special For India, comedian Vir Das ended the year with another special for the streaming platform, but with a difference. Outside In — The Lockd...
By Priyanka Roy  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

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.19

Stay order on forest dwellers' eviction is welcome

Sir — Lakhs of forest dwellers across the country must have heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court stayed its order to evict them (“Stay on forest eviction with rap on govt”, March 1). T...
By The Telegraph 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 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

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

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.19

Why the SP-BSP alliance is extraordinary

By Mukul Kesavan in


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