Stand-up comedy is a popular genre of entertainment now. Perhaps all of us have watched Tanmay Bhat at AIB or burst into choking feats of laughter after the performance of Aditi Mittal. Stand-up comedy is a comic monologue style of performing in front of a live audience. Generally, a stand-up comedian exposes the duality, hypocrisy, and, the discrepancies of the society in the camouflage of humour. Most of the times, they make the most of their personal experiences.
The history of stand-up comedy, as we see it today, is a fairly recent one. It was a staple in vaudeville in the early decades of the 20th century, but there the comic feat was in the form of dialogues. The solo style was honed and popularised by Bob Hope. Its present form, which has a lot to do with society and current affairs, and nuances of language owe its origin to Mort Sahl. Since the 1950s, stand-up comedy has developed and matured a lot and nowadays we have performers like Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hunt, Mike Birbiglia, Tig Notaro and many others.
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”– Mark Twain
Stand-up comedy in India has been largely popularised by exceptional talents like Kanan Gill, Gursimran Khamba, Ashish Sakya, and Vipul Goel who can make you go berserk with laughter by their amazing performance. Liveinstyle.com is encouraging stand-up comedy in a unique way by endorsing the Comedy Hunt. It is a talent hunt for India’s next big comedy star. In the official site of Liveinstyle.com, you will find everything you want to know about the origin, evolution and adaptation of Indian stand-up comedy.
Stand-up comedy, by no means, is an easy feat. It needs a great presence of mind, a brevity or boldness reflecting in their riposte and studying the traits of humankind to make the most of it. When properly executed, a stand-up comedian can be placed among the perfect performers.
A concoction of humour, wit and satire is what makes Comedy Hunt an irresistible show. Laughter is the best medicine and if you want to entertain yourself by the funniest performances of India’s best or would-be-best stand-up comedy talents, don’t miss #StandUpComedyinStyle. Remember “if you don’t learn to laugh at life it’ll surely kill you”.