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People  /  Published 24.11.21

Let these Kolkata funnymen inspire your first stand-up act

Watch from 0:03 to 0:11. ...
By Vedant Karia

People  /  Published 11.11.21

From Minto Park to Mumbai: How funnyman Anirban Dasgupta found his footing

He hopes to start working on his new hour soon, and also tell us that he is writing a film although he had precious little to give away in terms of plot points. Maybe his upcoming shows could hold som...
By Vedant Karia

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.09.21

How stand-up-comedy in Kolkata is surviving the pandemic

The mics not only provide more stage time to women, but also have a strict policy for hecklers to be removed immediately. Anxiously Yours collaborated with two other Zoom productions, Cocojumbo C...
By Vedant Karia

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 

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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

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

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

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

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


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