“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” ― Mel Brooks
A little comic relief never hurt anyone and in this mundane lifestyle of the 21st century, comedy comes as a recess in the course of life.
No wonder Shakespeare added a hint of it in all his plays, no matter how tragic the story may be.
And if comedy is what you seek, then Kalkutta Komedians are here to give you a whiff of fresh air and also tickle your funny bones till you literally ‘ROFL’.
The curator of Kalkutta Komedians, Raouf Gangjee started off this comedy cult in 2012 and has never looked back. Local aspiring comedians joined the wolf pack and have seen chances galore, be it in open mics or standup comedy events. With jest and a lot of witty jargon, they are a sure hit and have managed to find stages in cafes and theatres, whipping up a storm.
Here’s all you need to know about them.
Laugh your way to 2017
To start off 2017 on a humorous note, the gang is back in town with a lot more planned up their sleeves.
Comedy goes International as the headlining act by Naveed Mahbub from our friendly neighbor- Bangladesh, flies down to Kolkata and is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. His claim to fame had been when he won an award at the Las Vegas comedy festival. Having performed at a myriad number of comedy clubs in the US, he is the founder of stand-up comedy in Bangladesh. Quite a ride, we must say.
Naveed Mahbub in action!
But we Indians never lag behind, do we now? Alongside Naveed, Utsav Chakraborty will be brewing up some hysteria and boy are we excited? The fellow comedian has seen himself rise up the ladder all the way into Comedy Central’s much talked about show- Challenge Accepted.
If you are ready to accept the challenge of sitting through some highly uproarious moments, some leg pulling and a lot of side splitting humour, head down to Kala Kunj on the 15th of January, 2017 at 7PM for the ultimate rib tickling extravaganza. A word of caution: Keep your sentiments back home as this is not for the fragile hearted!
The comic book has a lot more protagonists including the local artists Anyaman Majumdar, Chandrobay Pal, Iliyas Patel and Pavitra Jain who are bound to leave you in splits.
Life is just a bowl of cherries and on top of the world. Embrace it with bon mot!
So if you thought Russell Peters was the only Indian to have adorned the throne in the kingdom of comedy, the future kings in making are here to bamboozle you with two hours’ worth of jest with the best. Instead of YouTubing artists and trying to shrug off the melancholy in your humdrum lives, go in for a taste of live comedy with the Kalkutta Komedians as you usher in more positivity and support your local artists.