Stand up comedy in India is going through an amazing revolution.In 2009 there were only a handful of active comedians in the country with only a couple places to perform. Since then there has been a boom in the number of comedians, venues and audience members. Now for the first time Rooftop Comedy in association with Audible.com is producing the first live audio comedy album to be released for an International audience, tapping into the top comedians India has to offer. Producing and hosting these shows is Tushar Singh, a stand up comedian, host and producer from Los Angeles, CA who has recently moved to Mumbai to be part of the scene. Since starting in New York in 2005, he has performed at various clubs, colleges, festivals and private shows across the country. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Tushar co-created Unnecessary Evil – a weekly stand up comedy showcase at the Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica. The show was hailed as one of the “10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.” by LA Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/arts/
10-best-new-stand-up-shows-in- la-5907676). In May of 2015 he was featured on the Fox television show “Laughs” with a performance at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. He is also the subject of feature length documentary called American Hasi that explores the emerging stand up comedy scene in India. The movie is set to release in 2016.
Here is a blurb about the show:
Rooftop presents "Peacock Comedy",a live album recording to showcase the top comedy talent in India - performing in English for an international audience. Join for two very special nights in Mumbai's famed 'Canvas Laugh Club' to be part of this unique and hilarious stand-up comedy event hosted by Tushar Singh. Limited seating available for the shows on Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th.
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