While English and Hindi stand-up comedy are well established, regional comedians are gradually emerging on the scene. For instance, The Comedy Factory, a two-hour-long show that will take place in Mumbai this weekend is a satire on Gujarati culture and language involving improv, stand-up, music and sketch comedy. The show features comedians Manan Desai, Chirayu Mistry, Ojas Rawal, Om Bhatt, Aariz Saiyed and Deep Vaidya.

When: Saturday, October 12 (Nehru Centre), Sunday, October 13 (Aspee Auditorium) and Tuesday, October 15 (Dinanath Mangeshkar Natya Griha).
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Beasant Road, Worli. Aspee Auditorium, Marve Road, Malad. Dinanath Mangeshkar Natya Griha, Vile Parle.