LOLStars Biswa Kalyan Rath & Sumaira Shaikh, Pune
Remember the Pretentious Movie Reviews on YouTube? Good. Now forget them. That was just a warm-up to comic Biswa Kalyan Rath’s full comedy prowess. The comedian has moved up a few notches since his YouTube glory days and is using his IIT Kharagpur education, along with his knowledge of mathematics, language and life, to make jokes that have never been cracked before. He recently released his comedy special, Biswa Mast Aadmi, to rave reviews, with which he toured every pocket in India. One of the most-followed comedians in the country, Biswa’s angry rant-styled delivery and his unique perspective turns every topic he touches into comedy gold, making audiences crack up instantly. The stand-up comedian, writer, actor, size-zero enthusiast and blogger, has done countless shows across all sorts of venues in the country and has managed to garner 14+ million views on YouTube.
Sumaira Shaikh writes for AIB but does stand-up for herself. Very much for herself in fact as she leaves out all act-outs, impersonations, and histrionics in her act to cut straight to the bone. Sometimes scary, sometimes funny but always making sense, Sumaira's stand-up is not exactly YouTube friendly but it does have the rare quality of being memorable. And that is saying a lot in our trigger-happy click-bait times.
Nehru Memorial Hall, Pune
4, Dr Ambedker Road, Camp, Pune - 411001, Near B J Medical College Ground