Did you know Indian stand up comedy gained a lot of early traction and growth in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai? South India hasn’t always been “as cool” as Mumbai or Delhi, however when it comes to the arts, many film stars, actors, and now even comedians learn their talent here […]
Stand up comedy continues to be on the rise, thanks to Netflix, YouTube, Instagram and pretty much all of social media. The appeal of not requiring vocal or musical talent, being the only star on stage and the draw of “anybody can do it” makes all of us wonder how […]
Indian stand-up comedy continues to gain popularity in India and worldwide as local and NRI audiences realize TV shows aren’t keeping up with what the modern country wants. From just 15 comedians in 2010 to well over 200 in 2019, it seems everybody you know is changing their DP into […]
This little device called the Zoom H4N is like having a professional studio in your bedroom.
The best comedy clubs in India are probably Canvas in Delhi (though not for English) and the Habitat in Mumbai (all languages). If you’re a visiting comic go to Mumbai or Chennai on this list.
Aravind SA was born in Chennai and tried in filmmaking before using that experience to move into Stand Up Comedy. Now he’s one of the bigger stars in India.
Stand up comedians in India will make nothing for their first 2-3 years, and then most will make between 5 lakhs and 1CR per year. The average is about 15 lakhs per year.
In order to film stand up comedy sets, you need 3 cameras, a dedicated audio recorder, 3 tripods and two people at least to manage it all.
You can work 50 people each night trying to build your resume in comedy, or you can build an online portfolio and then work 200. Most comics shun a digital presence only to realize after doing bigger shows they needed to do it all along anyways.
The best comedy videos by Sanjay Manaktala are are as follows…
These are the best Indian podcasts as of November 2019 which update frequently.
Where is Indian stand up comedy headed and how can you be a part of it?