Bade Miyaan Deewane: A Review

As the title and poster might suggest, the play ‘Bade Miyaan Deewaane’ is set in retro Bollywood style. It is light-hearted comedy enriched with subtle humour, satire, and the occasional Urdu ‘Shayari’. Being the main production of this semester, the Aaina Dramatics club made sure that the play successfully captured various components of a classic... Continue Reading →

A Look Back : 3 & Half Outsiders

If you said that the stand-up comedy scenario in Manipal was beginning to run a bit stale, we’d be forced to agree with you. 3 & Half Outsiders by Comedy Club Manipal, held on 25th January is a testament to the fact that stand-up wasn’t made for everyone. It started out pleasantly enough, as Harman... Continue Reading →

If Santa Claus Were a Teenage Girl

On a crisp wintry evening, Mr. Claus, adorned in limited edition red Uggs, sits by the fireplace in his North Pole mansion. Taking a long sip from his caramel macchiato, he tears open another envelope from his mail. This time of the year was understandably busy but it didn’t help that he had procrastinated on... Continue Reading →

In Conversation with Daniel Fernandes

At first glance, Daniel Fernandes may strike you as someone who's always chosen to walk off the beaten path. Not only did he embrace stand-up comedy with utmost skill and panache, but also ensured his brand of comedy always serves a purpose and sends out a message. At a closer look, one would discover Mr.... Continue Reading →

Completely Comical: The Abhishek Upmanyu Edition

For a campus filled with aspiring stand-up comedians, it’s no surprise that renowned comedian Abhishek Upmanyu’s show Thoda Saaf Bol was an absolute stunner. Hailing from Delhi, the young comedian is known for his quick-witted humour aside from his punch-filled one liners, and rapper-like deliverance. Amassing over 380k followers on YouTube, the jovial and fun-loving... Continue Reading →

Comedy Galore : What Tickles Manipal

Over much of the past decade, comedians have benefited from an audience looking for laughs to make sense of an increasingly complex world. As if the advent of anarchy (read:Donald Trump) hasn’t given comedians plenty of ammunition already, people are also welcoming fresh perspectives. “After a while, white voices all sound the same,” as quoted... Continue Reading →

DL 101: Music, Comedy and More

We're all fairly adept at embarassing ourselves; comedians just know how to do it in style. Riding the fresh tide of stand-up culture in Manipal, DL 101 brings to you a live stand-up comedy show featuring comedian extraordinaré, Kunal Kamra. Witness the hilarity at the ITC Fortune Hotel this Friday, the 18th of August, 7:30... Continue Reading →

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