Stand-up Comedy in India has been one of the segments of the entertainment industry that has seen the most growth in the last decade, thanks to some amazing comics. While some comics came in groups like All India Bakchod, SnG Comedy, and East India Company, others made their mark on their own through their hilarious performances.
While some are great at making political points through humor, others are great at weaving a hilarious story around a situation. Keeping this in mind, here are the top 10 stand-up comedians in India in no particular order.
Zakhir Khan burst into the scene with the set he prepared for AIB Diwas back in 2016 and since then, he has not looked back. While he does not follow a regular uploading schedule, the high number of views when he does upload a video just shows how popular he is. His presentation is what sets him apart from the rest. He has now grown into a writer as well with multiple web series under his belt.
Kenny Sebastian is one of the most popular stand-up comics in India and abroad, with his shows going viral across the world. His show ‘Chai Time’ is one of the eagerly awaited shows on YouTube.
Abish Mathew is one stand-up comic who is an outright performer. Thanks to this, he has hosted several shows and even has his own talk show called Son of Abish. He is certainly one comic who has gone beyond just telling jokes thanks to his hosting abilities.
Abhishek’s style of delivery and his relatable jokes are the key reasons why he is so popular. Though he is one of the more recent sensations, he has quickly garnered a loyal fan base.
Kanan Gill has been in the comedy scene for quite some time now. Starting with ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ along with Biswa Kalyan Rath, Gill got really popular in no time. His stand-up sets have a certain amount of sophistication.
The leading lady in the industry, Kaneez is popular for her improve-comedy and is the best at it. She is the perfect mix of quirkiness and intelligence.
Anubhav Singh Bassi
If there’s one guy in the current crop of stand-up comedians in India who hits the ball out of the park with almost every set, then it is Anubhav Singh Bassi. This is because his sets resonate with the audience quite well, bringing his relatability factor to the next level.
Biswa Kalyan Rath
Biswa Kalyan Rath is the ‘Mast Guy’ for sure. It is his laidback delivery style that is so appealing to his audience. People started liking him while watching Pretentious Movie Reviews and when he finally came up with his stand-up sets, people went nuts. He too has gone on to writing and creating different web series.
If there’s one stand-up comedian who is willing to be bold and brave and make jokes about Indian politics and government. then it has to be Kunal Kamra. He is just too good with his delivery style and fact-based jokes without pointing fingers at anyone directly.
Akash Gupta is one of the most talented upcoming stand-up comedians in India. With his expressive way of talking and the perfect amount of nonchalance, he has built a loyal fan base in recent times.
Once an industry that not many people believed in, stand-up comedy has now become a multi-million-dollar industry in India. As a result, thousands of aspiring comics now frequent open-mics and upload videos on YouTube in the hopes of becoming famous.
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