Updated July 2019 In this post I’m going to explain how aspiring stand up comedians, whether in the USA or India or Singapore or anywhere can get more stage time, aside from “network.” I live in India so I may give examples here but the advice is practical anywhere. I’ll […]
Varun Agarwal is quite a celebrity in Bangalore, the young entrepreneurial startup world (e.g. guys who watch TVF Pitchers and Silicon Valley) and also in the digital and film space. He is most known for his company the alma mater store, later the e-learning company Grades Don’t Matter and of […]
Updated July 2019 Note: If you’re not Indian, most of this stuff still applies across comedy scenes in the US, Canada, Australia the UK, Singapore and beyond. I moved to India almost six years ago, when I was just a year into stand up comedy. My main experience at the […]
In this post I’m going to explain some real, painful, not easy advice on how you can actually get followers on Instagram and social media by working in fashion blogs. Be warned, being a top fashion blogger in India or anywhere, especially on Instagram is competitive and difficult, but not […]
Stand up Comedy in India is Booming in 2019. I started much of the stand-up comedy wave in India and Bangalore with Praveen Kumar and Sundeep Rao back in 2010, and although I don’t attend the open mic’s as much anymore, I’m happy to see what has become of the […]
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As I mature into my thirties, they’re two things that I’ll always regret. 1. Not starting stand up comedy earlier Mainly because I was embarrassed of eating shit in front of my friends. I thought I would bomb and they would tell me to quit, even though we know now […]
Updated: Jan 2019 As I write this post it’s 11PM on a Wednesday night. I’ve just returned home still wearing the suit I put on a few hours earlier when I was filled with hope and optimism. Only now I’m about to toss it in the laundry bin and dub it my […]
I was chatting with my brother the other day and telling him how one of the toughest parts of freelancing is that it’s so easy to do nothing. Not the “sit at the wall in clinical depression nothing”, but the “watch eight episodes of your favorite new show while ordering […]
Stand up comedy is a very interesting art form in that to the casual observer it appears anybody can do it. You’re a human with a microphone, talk for 30 minutes and you move on. However as we’ve all learned in life if it’s too good to be true then […]