If laughing at someone’s playful perspectives of the world hurts your sensitivities, it’s as well that you missed Ruckus Night 3.0 at Shilpakala Vedika. Because the platform had India’s best comics under one roof, as a part of a fundraising stand-up comedy night featuring Atul Khatri, Varun Thakur, Rahul Subramanian, Anirban Dasgupta, and Sorabh Pant, put up on Saturday night.
laughter for a cause
The three-hour-long comedy relay was organised by Sightsavers India, and all the proceeds from the show will be used to eradicate avoidable blindness by setting up vision centres with quality eye-care equipment freely accessible to the needy across India.
An MNC professional Shravan Reddy, who is a huge fan of comic Rahul Subramanian, thought the show was a great initiative by the organisers. “The organisers put up a good show for everyone, the audience and those who are to benefit from the charity. Everyone on stage was very good, but I especially liked the sets performed by Rahul and Varun Thakur,” says Shravan.
One of the fixtures in the show was personal experiences, as everyone cracked jokes about their own lives. The show started with Anirban Dasgupta cracking jokes about his life, relationships and marriage. Comic Atul Khatri took over, making the audience laugh out really loud at his jokes on his married life and kids and then about leaving his job in his 40s and starting a new career as a stand-up.
Nivedita Natraj, an accounting professional from the city who has never missed Varun Thakur’s shows in Hyderabad, felt that the best part about the comic line-up was that though each of them had their unique styles, they all fitted well in the relay. The show ended with a standing ovation from the audience who didn’t seem at all tired of sitting through the three hours, laughing....