Top 10 Standup Comedians 2019: List of Funniest Standup Comedians in India
Puja Bhardwaj || The CEO Magazine
Who is the best comedian in India? Who are the top comedians of the country?
A few years back, the answers for these questions used to be either Bollywood or established TV Show stars. But, in contemporary India, we are watching a new breed of comedians rising, who are consistently coming on screen with their content to woo the audiences. Here, YouTube is the most famous platform for such content; comedians have started taking their presence on the platform seriously and upload their content regularly.
With the increasing popularity of stand-up comedy in the country, there are a huge number of comedy kings in India. Every comedian has his or her own space to deliver funny yet relatable punch lines that resonate with today’s young and not so young audience.
Here, we have compiled a list of top 10 stand-up comedians in India, who will make you laugh:
- Zakir Khan
Zakir Khan has mastered the art of comic storytelling and his anecdotes have become slogans for the youngster. His special act, ‘Haq Se Single’ had sold-out shows to thousands. Zakir Khan is called as a super desi comedian, who didn’t take long to win the hearts of his desi audience with just being naturally funny.
- Kanan Gill
The cutest stand-up comedian of India, Kanan Gill is a very popular stand-up comedian with over 1000 shows in and outside the country. Kanan Gill is a multi-talented personality, who does never fail to crack up his audience with his light-hearted humor in every show.
- Biswa Kalyan Rath
Biswa Kalyan carved a unique place for himself in the world of stand-up with his special, ‘Biswa Mast Aadmi’. His comedy style appealing to the intellect is a perfect amalgamation of observation, mathematics, language, and life. Biswa is best known for his collaborations with Kanan Gill in ‘Pretentions Movie Reviews’.
- Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon is a popular face in the comedy world. People mainly adore him for his relatable Hinglish jokes on life, marriage, kids, and everything else. One of the best things that make Amit people’s choice that his jokes are well structured, clean and thought through.
- Aditi Mittal
When we are talking about best standup comedians in India, how we can forget Aditi Mittal. She is the first woman to do Stand-up comedy in India who is wittier than most. Because of her bold wit and humor, Aditi has won her a place in the list of best comedians in India.
- Kenny Sebastian
Started his journey on YouTube by making special effects films, Kenny Sebastian is presently one of the top Indian stand-up comedians. His YouTube channel sits on the second spot with more than 1 million subscribers. It presents Kenny’s best sketches, stand-up and also some music.
- Vir Das
Renowned Bollywood comedian, Vir Das successfully created his name as stand-up then made a debut in the film industry. Popular for his wit and humor, Vir Das has performed more than 100 stand-up comedy shows.
- Abhishek Upmanyu
One of the young comedians, Abhishek Upmanyu might look confused all the time but certainly knows his way to the top ten lists. Because of his light-hearted humour and extraordinary way of delivering his jokes, Abhishek Upmanyu became a lot of people’s favorite comedian.
- Abish Mathew
A stand-up comedian, YouTube performer, and motivational speaker, Abish Mathew is a multi-tasking personality. He is popular for his work with All India Bakchod and as the host for his show, Son of Abish.
10. Atul Khatri
Famous as the cool dad of Indian comedy, Atul Khatri is a veteran in the Indian comedy circuit. He has performed in numerous private shows in the country and outside. Besides, he has also performed under the comedy collective and did sketch comedy.
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