Koffee with Karan season 5: Kapil Sharma and Johar share some infectious laughs
It's strange, watching Kapil Sharma and Karan Johar in one frame, on a talk show (they've hosted several award shows, where their humour combines to make one holistic experience).
While Kapil Sharma's Comedy Nights is arguably one of the most popular TV show in India right now, in terms of TRP ratings, Koffee with Karan, has a certain bourgeois charm about it.
Yet, inspite of language barriers (it was evident that Karan is more comfortable with English, at least on the show, given it has always aired on Star World, and Kapil seemed to be more comfortable in Hindi), this episode is filled with several LOL moments.
Infact, just as the episode began, and hello/hi-s were conveyed, he said, "I have maxed out my english. Ab hindi mein baat karein?" Kapil further went on to say he has 700 words of English in his vocabulary.
Karan did a good job of making it seem like he's jealous of Kapil Sharma for being more popular a host than him, and having a more popular show. He also asked Kapil where he gets his humour from. "My parents," came the immediate answer.
So who makes Kapil Sharma laugh? He informed, "You Karan. You blow my socks — not mind — off"
Karan then skirted over the issue of his controversial tweet where he tagged PM Modi in a status and asked about "acche din". To this, Kapil said, "because he's our prime minister, we all have certain expectations from him. That's all," but he further added, "I feel like Twitter is very dangerous. Mr Modi should introduce a situation where people who sign up for Twitter should be given a legitimate licence. Koi bhi moo uthake aa jata hai."
As most episodes of Koffee with Karan go, Johar went on to ask Kapil, "so what do you for sex?" Sharma was visibly awkward with the question, and said, "is this.. Koffee with Karan, or something else with Karan?"
In his typical hilarious way, Kapil recounted a story of gate-crashing a party in Shah Rukh Khan's house, and him being so warm nonetheless. He also said that in any social situation, or on the camera, he prefers to make fun of his English first before anyone else does.
Watch the hilarious episode here.