The Evolution of Indian Stand Up Comedy

Ever tried tracing the roots of Indian comedy?  Even before the era of ‘LOL, LMFAO and ROFL’?  You may find yourself swimming in a bowlful of soup.

So how did it all begin? Time to contemplate what India must have been like before the likes of stand-up comedians decided to take matters into their own hands.

Circa 1500

Standup comedy Circa 1500

Few years later

Believe it or not, it all began with these unusual partners from back in the day.

The witty stories of Akbar-Birbal - Standup Comedy

And this is how it all began!

The era of Charlie Chaplin, Kishore Kumar & Mehmood

Bow down to the men of the black & white era. If Charlie Chaplin gave birth to slapstick & silent comedy, then India’s answer to that was Kishore Kumar and Mehmood.

Charlie chaplin Funny Moments

They came, they made fun of themselves, they laughed and they conquered.

mehmood Standup comedy

The era of Jim Carrey & Johnny Lever

Jim carrey standup comedy

Three words : Best. Impressionists. Ever.

johny lever stand up comedy

The era of Indian Comedy serials

If America  gave us Jerry Seinfeld & Chandler Bing, then India gave us Mr. & Mrs. Sarabhai and Mr. & Mrs. Parekh (Khichdi)

Chandler Bing

Trying to decide who’s more sophisticatedly boorish

This is so caterogically middle class

or

notoriously stupid has never been SO.MUCH.FUN.

Mr. & Mrs. Sarabhai

The era of Youtube stand up comedians

Where John Oliver is reigning the internet right now with his views on #PornBan

John Oliver

A horde of comedians from India is coming soon to run over the Internet.

Here take a sneak peek

Watch out for the jokes… they are infectious, hilarious and will cause severe relief to your body and mind. 

Image Credits: giphy, tumblr

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The Evolution of Indian Stand Up Comedy

Snigdha Chakraborty

Ever tried tracing the roots of Indian comedy?  Even before the era of ‘LOL, LMFAO and ROFL’?  You may find yourself swimming in a bowlful of soup.

So how did it all begin? Time to contemplate what India must have been like before the likes of stand-up comedians decided to take matters into their own hands.

Circa 1500

Standup comedy Circa 1500

Few years later

Believe it or not, it all began with these unusual partners from back in the day.

The witty stories of Akbar-Birbal - Standup Comedy

And this is how it all began!

The era of Charlie Chaplin, Kishore Kumar & Mehmood

Bow down to the men of the black & white era. If Charlie Chaplin gave birth to slapstick & silent comedy, then India’s answer to that was Kishore Kumar and Mehmood.

Charlie chaplin Funny Moments

They came, they made fun of themselves, they laughed and they conquered.

mehmood Standup comedy

The era of Jim Carrey & Johnny Lever

Jim carrey standup comedy

Three words : Best. Impressionists. Ever.

johny lever stand up comedy

The era of Indian Comedy serials

If America  gave us Jerry Seinfeld & Chandler Bing, then India gave us Mr. & Mrs. Sarabhai and Mr. & Mrs. Parekh (Khichdi)

Chandler Bing

Trying to decide who’s more sophisticatedly boorish

This is so caterogically middle class

or

notoriously stupid has never been SO.MUCH.FUN.

Mr. & Mrs. Sarabhai

The era of Youtube stand up comedians

Where John Oliver is reigning the internet right now with his views on #PornBan

John Oliver

A horde of comedians from India is coming soon to run over the Internet.

Here take a sneak peek

Watch out for the jokes… they are infectious, hilarious and will cause severe relief to your body and mind. 

Image Credits: giphy, tumblr

Liveinstyle.com encourages you to Party Responsibly!

 

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