Sunday, January 8, 2012

Professional English Stand Up comedy is coming of age in India.

India gained Independence from the British in 1947. However, the social culture of India has changed dramatically since the advent of internet and cheaper / more accessible forms of telecommunication.

Stand Up did exist in India in various forms, with artists like Johhny Lever & Raju Shrivastav. A lot of that included mimicry of older movie stars. But now, professional English stand up comedy is slowly making its way into the minds and hearts of Indians. English is widely spoken in India, thanks to the British influence. The educated Middle Class constantly seeks new ways to be entertained.

This is a good sign. An opportunity for new stand up comedians to laugh their way to the bank.

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