Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: comedy

82% Sikh youth pray frequently, highly religious compared to others, shows CSDS-Lokniti survey

More than 80% Sikh respondents also support a ban on the making of comedy movies on religious leaders, as well as stand-up comedy on religion.

Pani puri, comedy & intolerance — Two days with Munawar Faruqui, the comedian denied a stage

‘I feel like I’m playing 3-4 Munawar Faruquis,' the comedian says. His last 16 shows were cancelled in a row.

‘Hate has won’ — Munawar Faruqui hints at quitting comedy as ‘12 shows cancelled in 2 months’

Faruqui has been in eye of storm over a New Year event in Indore this year, when he was arrested for ‘indecent remarks’ on Hindu deities & Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

Umar Sharif, the Pakistani comedian who made a troubled nation smile

Sharif was a master of cultural comedy.

SubscriberWrites: Why the profession of comedy gets a nomination in 2021 edition of Dirty Jobs

Internet brought millions of eyeballs to comedy and anyone who was called funny in school is now on YouTube. Comedy is not a funny business anymore, writes Aniketh Kulkarni.

Let Friends remain in that 1990s corner. We don’t need a reunion

Shows like Fleabag, The Good Place, Brooklyn 99, Ramy among others, prove that there is a way to be funny and incisive, yet not be offensive.

India’s standup comics need quick wit, quicker legs and lawyer on speed dial: Neeti Palta

We need a captcha feature to weed out brainwashed 'protectors' of Indian culture.

Yashraj Mukhate to Butter Khatri — these 5 pandemic discoveries helped us survive 2020

Despite Covid-19 and the difficulties of the year, some stars won our hearts over with their humour, art, resilience, and empathy.

Hello Friends, the desi take on the American sitcom that netizens rediscovered after 21 years

The desi version of the cult American sitcom 'Friends' was a window into a new world for many who had little or no access to such a life.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.