India’s stand-up comedy scene has been growing like a wildfire. A dedicated audience and consistently improving quality are two of the major reasons behind it. Thanks to the launch of Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, comedy specials have entered Indian space and some of the most entertaining comedians have already unveiled their originals on the platform(s). Here we give you a few Indian comedy specials that you should definitely not miss!
Hailing from Odisha, Biswa Kalyan Rath is well-known for Pretentious Movie Reviews on Youtube, his collaborative effort with Kanan Gill. In a short amount of time, he has gained a loyal fandom and a busy touring life. His unique way of speaking and an eye for finding hilarious content from day to day life is appealing! In this Amazon Prime Videos special, Biswa Mast Aadmi, he dives into the tales of his childhood, life at an engineering college, and much more!
Growing up in different places in India, Kenny Sebastian has a keen sense of observation of culture and people. Having worked in the entertainment space as a writer and editor, Kenny has a broader look on Comedy. In Don’t Be That Guy, Kenny talks about living in Mumbai, life as an entertainer and much more! The way he seamlessly blends live music in his comedy is commendable. This special is definitely a must watch.
After doing Engineering in Computer Science and working in IT sector for three years (as every young guy in India is supposed to do) Kanan Gill won a competition in Bangalore and embarked on his journey as a comedian. Known as a Youtube star and for Pretentious Movie Reviews with Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan has a charming personality which is quite visible. In Keep It Real, he talks about life as a bachelor, state of cows in India, dating, trying new things and more!
One of the co-founders of East India Comedy and easily one of the most famous in youth, Sapan Verma is a comic who has worked with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh and more. He has also contributed in writing major award shows of Bollywood like IIFA and Filmfare. Sapan brings his OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in a hilarious way to this comedy special.
The Madrasi Da, Aravind SA may be a name you have not heard before but trust me, you’ll be happy you saw this special. Chennai born and brought up, Aravind presents a side-splitting picture of being a Madrasi, while also showing the struggle of adjusting with North Indians. A must watch!
Sorabh Pant started his career in writing for TV. After collaborating with Vir Das on a show, Sorabh went on to establishing East India Comedy which is still one of the busiest comedy company. With his amazing stage presence and his energetic way of narration instantly makes you a fan. After his son was born, Pant got on a special sketch that he presents as My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, where he dives into his transition of becoming a father. It may have been a hard task for him but this show will surely make you agree with what his son seems to say. He is indeed one of the funniest in India!
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