Stand Up Comedy has become quite the thing and it’s actually a great source of entertainment. The Indian comedy industry is booming and a lot of people are discovering their funny talents, taking it to YouTube and beyond. A lot of young artists have been doing shows across the country with great success, and if you haven’t been to a comedy night yet, you really need to check it out! So without further ado, here are 15 of our favourite, currently popular comedians! If you like this list, stay tuned for more!
1. Sorabh Pant
A member of the East India Comedy group, Sorabh Pant has his own funny rants as well. He picks up a lot of socially relevant topics and we love his clear-cut views!
2. Vir Das
Probably the most popular modern-day stand up comedian in India right now, Vir Das does his fair share of shows and touring. He has quite a few gimmicks which he keeps uploading, and is truly an entertainer on stage.
3. Tanmay Bhat
One of the founding members of All India Bakchod (AIB), possibly the most popular comedy group in the country right now, Tanmay Bhatt stands out because of his distinct look and his inane ability to make it fun of himself!
4. Kanan Gill
Kanan Gill got famous with Biswa Kalyan Rath for their ridiculously funny ‘Pretentious Movie Review’. He has quite the fan following, especially with the ladies, and fill ups shows whenever he tours.
5. Varun Thakur
Progressive, pithy, and ridiculously funny, Varun Thakur takes to different social mediums with his funny antics. His videos are mostly available on SnG Comedy’s YouTube channel, and you should definitely check him out!
6. Aditi Mittal
One of the few women in the comedy industry in India, Aditi Mittal doesn’t shy away from blatantly talking about women related topics and forcing people to come to terms with it. Follow her @awryaditi for some kickass stuff.
7. Abhishek Upmanyu
New kid on the block, Abhishek has the funniest mannerisms and his delivery of his witty jokes is what makes him stand out. He has a few hilariously relatable videos up and we’re eager for more!
8. Kenny Sebastian
Kenny Sebastian dabbles in a lot of different projects with a bunch of comedians and he’s been a stellar part of the comedy industry since years now. He has religious followers on his social media channel and actively keeps uploading his latest jokes.
9. Abish Mathew
Abish Mathew is a man of many talents. Along with being a top comedian, he’s also an actor and a musician. He has some hilarious views on the daily Indian life and truly one of the funniest guys on the scene right now!
10. Atul Khatri
East India Comedy‘s Atul Khatri is the only Indian to perform at the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival in 2014. His unique brand of humour with insights into an older crowd too.
11. Rohan Joshi
One of the very well known members of All India Bakchod, Rohan Joshi is quite the celebrity now. He even made an appearance of Koffee with Karan and has an undeniable wit that we love to see live.
12. Biswa Kalyan Rath
Biswa first got popular with the Pretentious Movie Reviews, but has since taken off into his own brilliantly unique sense of comedy. His self deprecating jokes and mannerisms is what makes him charming on another level.
13. Papa CJ
Papa CJ is an internationally popular face for Indian stand-up and was the first Indian comedian to be invited to perform at the Just for Laughs festival in Canada in 2009. He’s performed a crazy number of shows and isn’t slowing down.
14. Neeti Palta
Another stellar female addition to the comedy industry in India, Neeti Palta‘s feminist jokes and lively presence are much appreciated.
15. Zakir Khan
The winner of Comedy Central’s India’s Best Stand Up Comedian, Zakir Khan has also been on air with AIB. He has a down to earth, self deprecating, sense of humour and puts up some pretty original reviews.