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Written by Shruti Shree

These are 6 Indian stand-up comedians who will tickle your bones.


Kenneth Sebastian is a Musician, Filmmaker and a stand-up Comedian. As he was raised across different cities in India, it helped him in developing a keen sense of observation of culture and people, which is seen in his excellent comedy. He started making films since the age of 15 and by age 23, he had written and directed 12 short films, edited two major Indian Motion Pictures (‘Station’ Produced by Sumit Ghosh and ‘Joint’ Trip Directed by Siddhanth K.S). He did a four-year degree in Painting which gave him enough time to pursue other mediums of art like Theater, Music and Comedy. He pursued music for two years before becoming a full time comedian and now he also uploads his experiments with music. He has performed in over 500 shows in last 5 years. He has toured out of India too, to show his comedy talent at different places.


Biswa Kalyan Rath is an Indian stand-up comedian and is known for the YouTube series, ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ where he reviews bollywood films along with fellow stand-up comedian Kanan Gill. He studied in various schools across Odisha. After graduation, he met Kanan at an open mic event in Banglore in 2013. Later he quit his job to become a full time comedian. In 2014, he performed his first live show along with Kanan Gill in Gurgaon.
He started doing stand-up comedy in 2015. In the same year, he hosted the Comedy Hunt along with AIB and other comedians.


Abhishek Upmanyu is a stand-up comedian and writer. He entered the Delhi comedy circuit in 2013 and since then has been performing at various parties and birthdays of kids. He is known for his super-fast and extremely quick style. With his faster dialogue delivery and good writing power, rap can be an alternate option for him, but he refuses to this.


Zakir Khan is an Indian stand-up comedian and writer. He became popular when he won Comedy Central’s India’s Best Stand Up Comedian competition. He was born and raised in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He has a diploma in Sitar and has also done ghostwriting and produced radio shows. In 2015, he co-hosted and wrote ‘On Air with AIB’, a news comedy show, with Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba.


Vaibhav Sethia is a stand-up comedian and writer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture. Quitting three different jobs for different reasons, he started working as a writer for a Kolkata-based production house. He left that too and moved to assisting a director in a Bengali movie and got a chance to play a side role in the film. Exhausted by trying everything in his life, he moved back to live with his parents. As days passed, he found his passion in stand-up comedy. But in starting days, he didn’t get any shows for days or even weeks. He approached different places to make sure he gets two shows every weekend.


Vir Das is a Bollywood actor, YouTuber and stand-up comedian. He was born in Dehradun but was raised in Africa and Delhi, Shimla as well. He was at Knox college, when he first explored stand-up comedy with his first special ‘Brown Men Can’t Hump’, which debuted in Knox’s Harbach Theatre. He returned to India in April 2003 and since then has performed over 100 comedy shows. He started in career on TV by hosting 2 shows on Zoom. He has appeared in different comedy television shows. He started his career in movies in the year 2006.



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Shruti Shree