Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicStand up comedy

Topic: Stand up comedy

‘Lovechild of theatre, comedy’—improv is where India’s young adults come out to play

Indians discovered improv during Covid, after foreign troupes started experimenting on Zoom. Today, improv has become a means to achieve wellness.

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.

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.

Noida has a new sector. It’s called humour

Move to Noida and your dating scene is dead. Not many to swipe right.

After Neville Shah’s ‘quota’ clip, Indian comedians called out for past casteist, sexist jokes

Old tweets and videos of several popular comedians have surfaced on social media where they made sexist, casteist and Islamophobic jokes.

2 co-accused in comedian Munawar Faruqui case granted bail

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court gave relief to Sadaqat Khan and Nalim Yadav, who were involved in organising a comedy show during which Faruqui allegedly insulted Hindu deities.

Bail for 3, but 2 still in jail — why duo arrested with Munawar Faruqui is still in prison

The five men arrested from an Indore cafe for 'offensive jokes' are Faruqui, Prakhar Vyas, Edwin Anthony, Nalin Yadav, and Sadaqat Khan. Yadav and Khan are still in prison.

‘Not a case of no evidence,’ MP HC says as it dismisses comedian Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea

Court also dismisses plea of co-accused Nalin and says prima facie it appears duo made ‘scurrilous, disparaging utterances’ to ‘outrage religious feelings of a class of citizens’.

From Dongri to MP jail — comic Munawar Faruqui’s life is rife with humour, hustle & tragedy

Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police on 1 January for allegedly making 'indecent remarks' about Hindu deities and Home Minister Amit Shah.

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.

On Camera

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An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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