Revels Day 2- Laughter and Other Drugs
MIT has seen comedians come and give rib-tickling performances before, but back to back performances from two of the leading comedians in the country was a real treat. Naturally it is human tendency to compare two artists however different they may be. To each his own, but often crowds resonate with a common opinion.
Shubhang Yadav from MIT, who has had the opportunity to open the show for Kenny Sebastian in the past, took to the stage. He took a jibe at the “Engineering Culture,” by talking about how for some of us, it is more of a backup plan than a chosen career path.
Karunesh Talwar received a huge round of applause as he stood under the spotlight in front of an energetic crowd. Looking into Karunesh’s journey to fame in the comedy scene, he made it big by winning several open mic competitions, including the Comedy Store’s: “RAW.”
“The stretch marks on my stomach look like the logo of a metal band”
Karunesh talked about how hard it is to find clothes for fat people, about how he purposefully failed in his commerce degree exam because he wanted to pursue arts. He also talked about people getting offended at jokes instead of paying attention to real life issues.
“Everything in life is better when it’s horizontal”
He took a crack on topics like Beef Ban, Homophobia, and Bollywood’s take on extraterrestrial life forms, a movie that features an alien who dances in grass fields along with a bunch of teenagers happily frolicking around, and the fact that ‘Jadoo’ was a replacement for a Lasik operation.
After a brilliant performance by Mr. Talwar, we were greeted by Sahil Shah, one of the founding members of East India Company.
Sahil Shah, with his trademark 8-bit bowtie, took to stage as the audience erupted in a loud cheer. Sahil Shah praised the people of Delhi, living up to the stereotype of them being the best people when it comes to the profound use of swear words.
“I don’t use swear words like BC, MC, VIT, NIT etcetera”
He talked about the ever so inquisitive nature of the Indian population to ask the profound question “Kya ho raha hai?” (What’s happening here?)
“If a fish dies, you flush it. If you are a Bengali, you eat it”
He talked about his comical experiences with his Grandmother, took a crack on people from Delhi, West Bengal, Mumbai and the residents of the southern states of the country. With his on-stage antics, and expressions, he kept the audience engaged for almost an hour, as the show ended with him describing about his experience at a massage parlour.
All in all it was a good show, as the audience left with smiles on their faces as the day ended on a light note.
– Marziyah Hussain and Peeyush Chauhan for MTTN.