How is the comedy scene in India
7 Indian stand-up comedians to watch on YouTube in 2021
Laughter is the best medicine ever, and what's better when it's free? The stand-up comedy scene in India has gained momentum in recent years and there are tons of fun moments to be enjoyed on YouTube.
We have compiled a list of the best stand up comics in India that happen to also have an active YouTube channel. Check these out and let us know in the comments below if we are missing someone you'd like to see on this list.
Kenny Sebastian is a full-time stand-up comedian, a part-time musician and also a filmmaker who has created or participated in the production of 12 short films, two feature films and a comedy series.
He's been delivering sketches to his (nearly half a million) YouTube subscribers for a number of years and is an extremely popular figure in the Indian stand-up comedy scene. One of the few comedians who also adds some music to his comic book timing.
Biswa Kalyan Rath
Biswa Kalyan Rath's raw humor about everyday things makes you jump from your seats laughing and sometimes thoughtful. Even his YouTube channel description as well as the one below the videos have Biswa's unique humor and tone.
Insaan mic pakad ke baat kar raha hai. Baaki insaan laughs at kar rahe hain. - As mentioned in one of his videos.
His rise to fame came with Pretentious Movie Reviews, which featured Kanan Gill, another great newcomer from India.
Daniel Fernandes is a stand-up comic from Mumbai who has a dark sense of humor and usually talks at length about social issues in India or in our country. Another must see.
One of the absolute best in the business, Zakir Khan is known for his emotional bond with the audience as well as his excellent comic timing. He believes comedy isn't just about the joke, it's about a funny man saying things - and if you watch his videos you will follow that thought.
Another stand-up comedian who blends comic timing and music well, Abish Mathew has been on the stand-up scene for several years and is one of the more well-known figures in the industry. He is best known for his work on his show Son of Abish and his stand-up and sketches with All India Bakchod.
He's interviewed a lot of stand-up comics these days trying to get information on how they think when they write a joke.
East India Comedy
The East India Company is a conglomerate of several stand-up comedians who are all equally good at making people laugh and roasting each other. They've been in business for a little over three years and are known for their "Outrage" sketches on YouTube, as well as the Ghanta Awards.
Another conglomerate of great stand-up comedians, SNGs have become famous and can be linked to their improvisational comedy drafts, which have been hugely successful in India. They have incredible timing and kill it almost every time.
These days they're in chat sessions with other famous stand up comics and it's cool too.
So that was our list. Let us know in the comments below if we missed your favorite. Special mention should be made of All India Bakchod - you guys are great and don't need an introduction.
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