STANDUP COMEDY

  • Standup comedy is finding its feet in India February 7, 2013

    "My friend Imran Ahmed said to me, 'Man, Bal Thackeray dying is the worst thing he's donenow the Swedish House Mafia gig is cancelled!' I said to him, is that really the worst thing he could have done?" This is a small stage in a 300seater auditorium in a glitzy Mumbai...
  • Jerry Seinfeld hits the road for new Web series July 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Jerry Seinfeld hits the road again with a new Web series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring the standup comedian and TV star driving around and joking with famous friends, including Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, Michael Richards, Colin Quinn, Bob Einstein and Larry David. The show, at...
  • All India Bakchod: Meet standup's newest talents March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: They constantly interrupted each other to get in an urgent quip and often finished each other's sentences with perfectly timed guffaws. More than once they threatened to take over the interview as I tried to get in a word. They ignored me, of course. Note to self. When...
  • Comedian Azhar Usman woos Capital audience November 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Stand up comedian Azhar Usman was in the Capital to perform for Indian audiences. CNNIBNs Reshil Charles managed to catch up with him. Reshil Charles: A lot of what you look so easy, taking humour out of a sensitive situation, trading on narrow lines, what sort of work goes into...