Best stand-up comics you can watch while in a Lockdown
Is the quarantine time making you crazy? Is there nothing left on TV which you can watch and spend your day in a happy, chirpy manner. Well, we know that Kapil Sharma too has been entertaining us though it’s re runs but we need some more doses of those laughter to brighten up our days.
And here, we are bringing to you the stand-up comics you can watch while you are locked down in your house.
Vir started a career in standup comedy before he starred in Bollywood Movies like Delhi Belly. Comedy ran with blood in his veins and he has proved it well. He entered the international stage in 2017 and gained tremendous popularity with his Netflix special Abroad Understanding. In an episode ‘Vir Das-From India’ that was released in January 2020, the comedian goes on with his satirical appreciation of the country. Known for his wit dipped in humour, Vir’s jokes will not only make you laugh but they will also make you think about the things you have overlooked since forever.
Yes, one of the boys from Pretentious Movie Reviews. They made us roll on the floor laughing with their hysterical take on Bollywood creepiness. He also has an Amazon Prime special of his own called ‘Keep It Real’ and damn never knew real was this funny! So, don’t wait. Watch all of his videos now, if you haven’t already.
Biswa Kalyan Rath
He is the other half of Pretentious Movie Reviews. The now stand-up comedian was once in the IT industry but he quit his job to pursue his passion for comedy. The ‘Mast Aadmi’ made a comeback on Amazon Prime with his super hilarious performances on Stand Up Specials. Not to forget, he also has over 600,000 subscribers on Youtube.
Anubhav Singh Bassi
Pure semester meine itne phooka, itna phooka, ek do baar to mein Shivji ke sapne me aa gaya. Brilliant timing, brilliant storytelling and there no option left for you but to roll on the floor having your laughter bones tickled hard. It’s hysterical guys, just sit back and enjoy.
This shayar cum sakht launda cum stand up comic, has the empathy in his eyes to make you cry and wit in his humor to make you laugh. Zakir Khan has over 1.3 million subscribers on Youtube. His stand-up acts are proof that one can mock himself/herself and still rise to instant fame. There’s been no looking back for Zakir after he won Comedy Central’s India’s Best Stand-Up Comedian competition. The key question here is: what makes him different from the rest? He focuses on people’s daily life struggles, which is something the larger audience relates to–whether it is talking about love or friendships, he does manage to strike a chord with everyone.
Kenny Sebastian started his journey on YouTube by making special effects films and eventually, he landed up being one of the top Indian stand-up comedians. Based in Bangalore, Kenny has seen a fair share of tough times throughout his stint as a stand-up comedian.
His YouTube channel sits on the second spot with more than 1 million subscribers. It showcases some of his best sketches, stand-up and also some music as Kenny is also a musician. He also has an Amazon Prime special of his own called ‘Don’t Be That Guy’.
Abhishek Upmanyu is one of the young chaps who is trying his hands at comdy and he is one of the most underrated comedy stars in India. From dialogue delivery to comic timing to making relatable content–this young lad does it all and does it well. He has a whopping number of over 2.1 million subscribers on Youtube and the figure is only rising. Whether it’s talking to friends who have had a breakup or highlighting the difference between Delhites and Mumbaikars–Abhishek does it with so much ease and humour!