“Laughing is the best medicinal therapy” to relax your mind and body. In our daily hectic life, the work load gives us no time to laugh. A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system.
Charlie Chaplin once said that life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot: this quote pretty much sums up what stand-up comedians do to tickle your senses. They take a serious subject something you can relate to and show you how funny life actually is.
10 Famous Indian Stand-Up Comedians You Should Follow on YouTube
Here is a list of top 10 comedians who are simply amazing with their comic timing and their content.
1. Kenny Sebastian
Kenny Sebastian is a famous Indian stand-up comedian, musician and film maker. By the age of 23 Kenny had already directed 12 short films and 2 feature films. He started his YouTube channel ‘Kenny Sebastian’ on 14 April 2008 with his first video called “9 hours to live”. Now his channel has over 500 k followers and 40 million+ views.
2. Aditi Mittal
Aditi Mittal is an Indian stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She is one of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India. Aditi has been rated among top 10 stand-up comedians by The Times of India. She has written columns and articles in Grazia Men Magazine, DNA and firstpost.com and Financial Times (UK, Weekend Edition). She is featured in CNNIB.com as top 30 witty, intelligent and incredibly funny Indian women to follow on Twitter.
3. Tanmay Bhat
Tanmay Bhat is an Indian stand-up comedian, script writer, producer and the co-founder of the popular comedy sketch group. Tanmay was also the co-founder of India’s first comedy podcast with All India Bakchod along with Gursimran Khamba. He also featured in a couple of movies in cameo appearances like “Ragini MMS 2” and “Mr. X”.
4. Zakir Khan
Zakir Khan is known for his emotional connect with the audience as well as excellent comic timing. He became a known face in India’s stand-up comedy in 2012 when he won the title of ‘India’s Best Stand-Up Comedian’- a comedy competition organized by Comedy Central.
5. Varun Thakur
Varun Thakur is a regular headliner at the comedy store. He is mostly available on SnG comedy’s YouTube channel and has playful notion on topics like struggling actors and coffee shops.
6. Neeti Palta
Neeti Palta is undoubtedly one of India’s most favorite female stand-up comics. She is a stand-up comedian from Delhi who brings her fresh female perspective to the table. Apart from her own YouTube channel, her amusing point of view can also be seen on other channel.
7. Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon is an Indian Stand-up comedian, a Punjabi guy and brought up in Patiala. He is one of the best known observation comics in India. He hosted a weekly show “Sannu Ki” on Radio City 91.1. His video have been going viral all over the internet gathering millions of views over Facebook and YouTube.
8. Kanan Gill
Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian, actor and YouTube. He won Punch Line Bangalore Competition. He made his debut on the big screen with the movie “Noor”. He is popular with the viral YouTube series Pretentious Movie Reviews.
9. Daniel Fernandes
Daniel Fernandes is one of the best comedian in India and is well known for his frequent references on social issues including free speech, student suicide, death penalty and marital rape. Daniel regularly performs at comedy clubs including Canvas Laugh Club, The Comedy Store, Blue Frog and High Spirits.
10. Sorabh Pant
Sorabh Pant is an Indian stand-up comedian and writer. He is one of India’s successful comedians, having done over 250 shows in over 17 cities. The Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has dubbed him as “the Funniest guy on stage”.
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