Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Fresh Thoughts by Kunal Kamra The best material that Kunal has which has been built this year would be showcased in this show. Come to watch if you haven’t seen him in 6 months.
Aditi’s new show explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is. A show packed with her trademark ‘acerbic and cutting edge’ comedy and (possibly litigious) parodies of people she’s met along the way.
Australia’s biggest comedy festival is returning to India! Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Comedy Wagon proudly present Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Get ready, India! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to you with the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! Touring the Bengaluru Comedy Festival, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa and Delhi we’ve got all the bases covered. Our witty and wonderful artists have been handpicked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to bring a night of stand-up and silliness like no other, showcasing the Aussie comedy style and leaving you in stitches. And with a superstar local MC each night, there’ll be plenty of local laughs coming your way too! Grab your tickets, grab your friends and get giggling!
On the line up this year:
David Quirk - He is an original and interesting voice on the international comedy circuit, with a string of award-winning live solo and collaborative stand-up shows under his belt. An accomplished and exciting actor, David has featured in some of Australia’s critically-acclaimedand most-loved television programs including ‘Rosehaven’ and ‘Please Like Me’. Wry, daring and darkly funny, David brings intelligent, understated humour and wonderfully witty stories.
Nikki Britton - Warm, engaging and lightning-paced, Nikki Britton is a comic that draws you in. Since training at the prestigious L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, Nikki has toured nationally and internationally as a stand-up comedian, as well as collecting theatre and television credits as an actor and playwright. Nikki is the hilarious best friend everyone hopes for – lively, welcoming and furiously funny. You’ll be captivated and comfortable in her hands!
Sam Taunton - Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy. Bursting onto the scene in the RAW Comedy open mic competition in 2015, Sam has since gone on to perform throughout Australia and Asia, and was this year nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. A comedy natural, Sam has a relaxed, cheeky and fresh style, delivering charming stories and quick-fire punchlines.
Another festival done and dusted. To celebrate it's closing we have an amazing night of party and fun for you. Head to XU, The Leela Palace on Sunday night and dance to the beats of Martin D'souza and party with your favourite comics one last time, until we meet again next year with another bangin' festival!
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Karunesh Talwar Live.
Karunesh Talwar Live is a show which doesn't really have a name because it's not really about any one thing in particular. It's just 90 minutes of the jokes he has right now. IF THAT UPSETS YOU YOU ARE WEAK. Sorry, sorry. Let's start over. Karunesh is a comedian from Mumbai who has been around the circuit for blah blah blah years and done shows in places where shows happen. This show has his new jokes which are different from the old ones because they're new. If you're interested in group laughter, you can consider coming to watch this. Or one of the other shows on the festival lineup.
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents DRIVEN by Azeem Banatwalla.
Since his last special “Cometh the Hour”, Azeem Banatwalla has grown angrier and more cynical about life. Being stuck in traffic for three hours a day makes you question many things – are there too many people in the world? Is there a legitimate way to trim the population? How many times do birds poop in a day? Are all assholes part of a secret club? He’s found answers to some of these questions, and is finding more as you read this. With renegade rickshaw drivers slowing him down every step of the way, will he have all the answers in time for the Bangalore Comedy Festival? And will they be funny? Buy a ticket and find out at the debut run of Driven!
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Kal Main Udega - A stand-up comedy special by Rahul Subramanian.
When you are on your way home after watching this show, there will come a moment when you'll stop mid-way, look back at the evening and tell yourself this, "I learnt nothing today". Rahul Subramanian's comedy solo 'Kal Main Udega' is filled with unrelated topics, no transitions, and inconsequential takes on critical subjects and also a bit of mildly bad dancing. If you are someone who is a fan of comedy with a message, then this show is made for you, only disclaimer being that you will have to come up with a message of your own as Rahul has none to offer. A 60-minute fun ride of jokes which, like the name of the solo, is purely aimed at not making any sense, which coincidentally also happens to be the purpose of life.
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents VIPUL GOYAL LIVE.
Vipul Goyal, the star of TVF’s hugely popular web series Humorously Yours now comes with his jokes to your city LIVE! Having caused many a laugh riot globally and with more than 50 million standup video views online, some of his jokes and punchlines such as "Modiji and Taxes “And "Woh The Papa" have even gained cult status. Join us as he makes fun of super-relatable observations and situations from all walks of life, truly making it a show for everyone. Do not miss it!
The journey of a single something begins with some steps or something like that. Daniel Fernandes is developing a brand new hour and he's bringing new thoughts, ideas and jokes for a trial run at the Bengaluru Comedy Festival. Come be a part of the process of shaping his new show. This will be an hour of new material that is engaging, provocative and maybe even funny. If that doesn't convince you; CHEAP TICKETS!!!!
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Sumit Anand Live.
Sumit flew (from another city) into the comedy scene 5 years ago, and has looked back many times since. Every time he thought of quitting comedy and fail as a musician instead, somebody booked him a show. A dedication to never plan has dragged him to perform across SEA including and limited to – Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the land of jewels, India. He was invited to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 as part of comedy zone Asia. In other events he has a YouTube channel. He admires audience feedback, his favorite being: “You were funnier last week” – First time audience member and before that it was: “Extraordinaire potential in Judo”- Class IV Teacher.
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Abijit Ganguly Live.
Abijit Ganguly is funny. He claims he's never been on Tinder. He is also very funny. He's certain one day he'll have six pack abs and be better looking than the handome'st Bengali Bappi Lahiri. Did we mention he is funny?
Recently married to his long-time Gujarati girlfriend, Abijit's life has been changing and how. While some have been congratulating him, some have been passing their condolences. He, on the other hand, claims he's taking one for the career. The pain should give new material! Come for this night of crowd-work, funny anecdotes and absolute hilarity.
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents Vichitra Kintu Satya by Varun Grover
Screenwriter and lyricist Varun Grover takes on everything that's ridiculous and still true about our country and the world in present day. From fake news to twitter wars to health food epidemic to Goswamipana of our news cycle, none will be spared.
Black Dog Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2017 presents 36 Vayathiniley - a Tamil Standup Special by Praveen Kumar For the first time ever, a completely Tamil stand-up comedy show! Praveen Kumar, one of the most recognized faces of the Indian stand-up scenes, Makes a first of its kind, a fully Tamil stand-up show! Coming to Dubai after successful packed out shows in India! 36 Vayadhinile is a show about being in the 30s - stuck between old age and youth. And delivered in namma Tamil!
Panel 3 - Language
Moderator - Varun Grover
Believe it or not, Varun Grover will host the closing panel of our festival!
Enjoy as our comedians shed light on the world of comedy in India. An array of comedic talent discuss the battles between Hindi vs English, more regional languages finding their place, material lost in translation and of course the origins of comedy in India. This gathering is one not to be missed.
Panelists: Sumit Anand, Azeem Banatwalla, Punya Arora, Karunesh Talwar, Aditi Mittal, Praveen Kumar