While the English stand-up comedy scene is picking up in the city, Telugu stand-up is almost unheard of. To rectify this, 10 people came together to organise an event at Lamakaan free of cost.
The event saw a good turnout as each comic upped the ante with the jokes. And while a few of the jokes fell flat, by and large the contestants were encouraged by the positive reactions of the audience.
The contestants drew inspiration from cricket, literature and cinema to even traffic signals to crack the audience up.
The winner, Sai Kiran said, “I have been doing English stand-up comedy in the city for two years now and when this event was announced, I wanted to try my hand at it because doing it in Telugu is quite different from English. The sensibilities change and you have to try harder.”
Shankar, the organiser of the event said, “You don’t hear of Telugu stand-up comedy in the city, and if we want to see such events, we thought why don’t we organise it ourselves?”
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