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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stand up comedy by Sanjay manaktala.
Where is Indian stand up comedy headed and how can you be a part of it?
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 […]
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 […]
34-year-old Infosys employee Comedian Praveen Rao recently changed his Facebook profile photo to a shot of him holding a microphone, NDTV reported late Thursday evening. The incident sent shockwaves to Praveen’s 754 Facebook friends who were completely unaware the Masters in Engineering student from a leading US university had turned […]