Comedy is now a big part of all kinds of entertainment. Plays are becoming funnier to attract audiences, movies have always relied on it to sell tickets, and stand-up is more popular than ever. In fact, comedians are now celebrities. Sorabh Pant, Ashish Shakya, Aditi Mittal, Tanmay Bhat, and Sahil Shah are big names in comedy everyone knows. Stand-up shows are taking over entertainment spaces in Mumbai, and there are more shows now than ever. If you want to be a part of the big crowd that knows and loves comedians, or if you just want to unwind after a tiring week, attending a stand-up show is the best thing for you. Here, we have listed the best of what is happening in Mumbai this month:
Fresh Thoughts With Kunal Kamra
Join Kunal Kamra to experience a fun evening where he proves the third law of thermodynamics – jokes can neither be created nor be destroyed, they can only be transferred from one thought to another. We guarantee this event will be a hilarious experience.
When: Jan 26
Where: Nahar International School
'Tu Toh Chup Hi Reh'- Jaspreet Singh
An innocent and harmless-looking creature, Jaspreet Singh is highly allergic to the stupid arguments people make in the name of logic. He observes the world and brings humor out of it. Attend his show to enjoy 90 minutes of non-stop comedy.
When: Jan 28
Where: Canvas Laugh Club
Aakash Mehta – Half-Baked
Aakash Mehta is full of jokes and stories and songs. His show may not be a masterpiece, it may not be perfect, but it certainly is funny. The comedian’s seventh year in stand-up in one roaring, sloppy mess of a show that will make you laugh harder than ever.
When: Jan 18
Where: Independence Brewing Company
Anirban Dasgupta: Take it Easy
Anirban Dasgupta's second stand-up special about jokes on love and hate in the internet era, and why these intense emotions need to be told to take it easy. The comedian tries to make sense of events in his life that he would rather forget unless he wrote jokes on them.
When: Jan 26
Where: The Habitat
New Material with Daniel Fernandes
The Cuckoo Club brings you a night of new material by Mumbai’s favorite comedian, Daniel Fernandes. Get ready to roll on the floor laughing as the comedian entertains you with his style of dark and surreal comedy.
When: Jan 15
Where: The Cuckoo Club
Comedy Ladder Presents 111 COME
Spend your evening with Karunesh Talwar and 12 new comics who you have never seen before but will definitely enjoy. An open mic is a great way to welcome the weekend and this one hour special will leave you with your sides splitting.
When: Jan 14
Where: Studio Mojo
Indian Comedy Club Presents Live Stand-Up Comedy with Vaibhav Sethia
If you need a weekly dose of laughter, head here for an evening of insane humor. Vaibhav Sethia will tickle your funny bone until you split your sides laughing. He is certainly not one to miss and comedy coupled with food and beverage is a great way to spend the weekend.
When: Jan 14
Where: Tap: Andheri
Single Malt and Rotten Eggs
According to Abhishek Upmanyu, this is not a stand-up show. It is a platform for him to share his thoughts – funny and otherwise – and see what works best. While this might not seem too interesting, it is the show to attend if you like watching comedians gets publically humiliated.
When: Jan 5 – 19
Where: Multiple Venues
Anatomy of Awkward – A Stand Up Special by Kautuk Srivastava
Kautuk Srivastava has spent a quarter of his life observing from the sidelines and taking notes. It's now time to put into words the banal, anal and penal sides of being an introvert in a socially plastic world. Attend this one to enjoy an evening of unlimited laughter.
When: Jan 20
Where: Backspace: Thane
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