5 Indian Stand Up Comedians You Must Follow

June 30, 2017 - 4 minutes read

Another long and weary day at college? Looking for something to take your mind off of whatever it is that’s worrying you? Stop right there.
Even a quiet dinner or attacking a whole tub of ice cream isn’t going to help you. Sometimes all you need is a good laugh before you plan on ending your day; and all of us (shamelessly) laugh at all those videos on YouTube of kids and adults doing stupid things and failing, babies tasting lemons, animal fails. But trust me, there’s nothing funier than watching a good ol’ stand up session. Here are the 5 most hilarious stand up comedians from our country. These guys are guaranteed to make laugh till your stomach hurts and say ‘That is so me’ every time.

Vir Das

Break-ups, first kisses, his experiences as an NRI in America… it has everything that an average Indian relates to. What makes his shows so much fun is the rude edge he brings to his jokes. He has now taken the next big step of his career and has his own Netflix special called ‘Abroad Understanding’ and this is something you want to keep your eyes on and tune your ears to.

vir das stand up

Biswa Kalyan Rath

Biswa is loved by literally every human being for being so down to earth about himself. Mostly, all of his jokes are based on the fact that he’s an engineer and Odiya at the same time, but all of this comes after the famous Pretentious Movie Reviews he had started on YouTube a few years ago with Kanan Gill. They’re freakin’ hilarious.

Kenny Sebastian

Kenny Sebastian has been making people fall off their chairs for years with his jokes about being awfully middle class growing up in a Malayali household. From jokes about how easy it is to make dosa to the kinds of mistakes he’s committed while he’s in a relationship, he’s got it all covered. Plus, he also frequently uploads his stand ups on YouTube to make sure his online audience is just as satisfied as the ones who get to watch him live.

Aditi Mittal

Aditi Mittal, one of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India, is wittier than you or me could ever hope to be. Raising awareness is hard enough as it is, but using humor to do it must be unimaginably difficult. Aditi being the powerfully hilarious woman she is, does it flawlessly. Watch her latest video on breasts and bra shopping to get hooked for life.

Kanan Gill

Kanan Gill is the other half of Pretentious Movie Reviews and also a well-known stand up comedian. If you’re up-to-date with the current startup ecosystem, then his video on startups is the best thing you’ll ever see. Or you can also watch it to have a good laugh, and probably not try to execute it in real life.

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