London’s most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret brings two of the most exciting comedy talents in the UK to India this October in association with Comedy Wagon!
Hosted by Karunesh Talwar
Akshara Theater, New Delhi
Bhaskara Auditorium, Hyderabad
Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa
Hosted by Daniel Fernandes
November 1 & 2
The Habitat, Mumbai
Hosted by Sanjay Manaktala
November 3, 4 & 5
That Comedy Club, Bengaluru
With his astute and lyrical style, rapidly growing fanbase and a host of TV and radio credits to his name, Ahir Shah is one of the fastest-rising stars on the UK comedy scene. Ahir’s latest sell out acclaimed show earned him a nomination for the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award - the biggest prize in live comedy. His sharp and incisive stand-up blends philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.
NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST SHOW
‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices.’ ★★★★ Telegraph
‘Fiendishly clever and furious.’ ★★★★ Times
‘A call to arms against political complacency.’ ★★★★ Guardian
One of the brightest young talents on the UK comedy circuit, this baby-faced comic with a fresh, fierce, female voice has proved herself a force to be reckoned with. Lauren has just returned from the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe where her smash hit, sell out, critically acclaimed show was lauded as one of the strongest debuts the festival has seen in years, receiving a nomination for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Comedy Award.
NOMINEE: LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2017 – BEST NEWCOMER
‘A breath of feisty fresh air.’ ★★★★★ Herald
‘Spiky, deliciously bawdy and remarkably assured.’ ★★★★ Telegraph
‘Robust and impressive.’ ★★★★ Scotsman
Daniel Fernandes bid adieu to a career in advertising and took to stand up comedy last year. His material is based on his experiences with travel, 69 failed relationships and his favorite Indian community amongst other things. He feels pretty much anything he has to face in life has comic potential so why not just laugh it off and pretend it never happened? One of the biggest comics in India, he is a regular at Canvas and Comedy store. He has captured the better side of everyone by his really funny take on various topical issues on YouTube and on stage.
Comedian after dark, part-time day dreamer and full-time rebel Karunesh Talwar is not a fan of gainful employment. Actually, he is not a big fan of anything except the truth through stand-up and the truth is often painful so is stand-up. Analgesics help though and they don't always come in pills. One of the most honed acts in the country today, Karunesh has performed in pretty much every city and on all stages; big, small and weird. He also writes for television because integrity is nice but money is better.
Sanjay Manaktala (Los Angeles/ Bangalore) is a stand-up comedian born and raised in the USA who now works mainly out of India and California. He has built a fan following performing stand-up comedy across Asia via his YouTube channel which currently has over 4.5 million views across all videos and over 37,000 subscribers. He is one of the top comedians in the country and has been featured on BBC, CNN, Forbes, Buzzfeed and various other cool things. He's a regular on the Desi Comedy Festival in California and the Weird-ass Pajama Festival and the Bangalore Comedy Festival in India.