What happens when stand-up comedians turn storytellers? You’ve seen and heard them make you laugh. But can they make you cry? Can they make you feel? Can they make you go ‘Awwwww…’? Can they make you feel a whole gamut of emotions? Find out, Ahmed, Praveen, Rupen and Naveen narrate true stories from their lives at HiSTORYcal Standup comedians turned story tellers. Some stories are worth sharing with the world.
When: Sunday, 27th March, 6pm Onwards
Where: Alliance Francaise: Bengaluru, KK Birla Marg, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Opp.UNI Building, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, India.
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Praveen Kumar has been rated as one of the top 10 stand-up comedians in India by Times of India in 2011 and luckily for him there was no survey after that. He started getting on stage during his college days in BITS, Pilani where he was part of the MIME club. After he passed out from BITS, he wanted to do something related to comedy and so he got married. He started off his stand up comedy career in 2009 and has performed in over 500 shows in 17 cities in India and also in Dubai. He has done shows with the famous Kapil Sharma, Vir Das, Papa CJ, Cyrus Broacha etc. He recently staged his first solo one hour special The Tickle Minded.
Actor, screenwriter and comedian Naveen Richard has been active in the theatre circuit for the last 3 years. He was a finalist in the first edition of Comedy Central’s ‘Indian Comedy Festival’ in 2012. Although having performed over a 100 shows all over Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi and Singapore, when his more conservative relatives, who ambush him at family functions, ask him what he does for a living, he impresses them by flashing his law degree (which he carries around at all times for just such an occasion). He encapsulates his own idiosyncrasies and of the people around him through his comedy, a glimpse of which can be seen in his comedy sketches on his YouTube channel ”themboxershorts”. Also as a core artist of Evam Entertainment troupe, he has toured the country playing the role of Hari in the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone.
Ahmed Shariff has appeared on NDTV’s Rising Stars of Comedy several times and has performed all over India. Ahmed made his debut in show business at the tender age of 5, when he played the role of a tree in a kindergarten school play. Critics described his acting as wooden. Ahmed’s film, Hero 420, is scheduled for a February 2016 release.
A frustrated middle class South Indian who did not do engineering, not because he was too cool to follow the crowd but mainly because he didn’t get enough marks. His jokes can find him making fun of the absurdities and oddities of life as experienced by people growing in a middle class homes. He is the winner of the 2014 Comedy Open Mic organized by Big Mic and has performed shows across Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.