Stand-up comedian Vijay Yadav is one hundred percent Haryanvi. He’s currently touring the country with his show Vijay Yadav Live, a hilarious collection of stories from his home state. He talks about his Haryanvi upbringing, his friends and his early career.

In this edition of Centrestage, our series of short interviews with performers, Yadav speaks to us about failsafe jokes and how he deals with hecklers. Watch the video and catch one of the shows listed below.