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Shreyas Talpade talks about his B-town journey
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Shreyas Talpade talks about his B-town journey

Golmaal fame Shreyas Talpade recently spoke about his journey in Bollywood and his career-changing films.

Fifteen years of Bheja Fry: How Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor comedy paved the way for the 'content era' we celebrate today
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Fifteen years of Bheja Fry: How Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor comedy paved the way for the 'content era' we celebrate today

With over 90 percent of the film set inside one single house, Bheja Fry broke one of the many myths about box-office domains of Hindi cinema, mystifying an industry that never hid its obsession with picturesque locales and extravagant production values as a must for big returns.

Grammy Awards 2022: Why the Louis CK honour has sent ripples across female comedians, supporters of #MeToo movement
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Grammy Awards 2022: Why the Louis CK honour has sent ripples across female comedians, supporters of #MeToo movement

“Every woman who has been harassed and abused in the comedy business, I hear you and see you, and I am so, so angry,” podcast host Jesse Thorn, who interviews comedians, wrote on Twitter in response to Louis CK's Grammy Award.

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers
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Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers

"I’m sorry to say this but I think Indian audiences inherently relate more to the topics that the male comedians talk about," says Sumaira Shaikh.

Oscars 2021: How coming-of-age films and dramedies dominate Best Picture category in a pandemic-struck year
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Oscars 2021: How coming-of-age films and dramedies dominate Best Picture category in a pandemic-struck year

Coming-of-age films like CODA, Belfast, and Licorice Pizza have struck a chord with the young audience and made it to the Best Picture category at Oscars, otherwise reserved for more 'serious cinema.'

'Kapil Sharma may be finally able to crack jokes on things he couldn't on TV': stand-up comedians open on his new Netflix special
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'Kapil Sharma may be finally able to crack jokes on things he couldn't on TV': stand-up comedians open on his new Netflix special

“Netflix is struggling to penetrate into small towns in India. They need a lot more relatable Indian content to attract new subscribers. Kapil Sharma is the king of that, so they are riding on his popularity and his brand image."

Jokes Apart | How Vir Das’ journey to the West has been more authentic than Priyanka Chopra’s
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Jokes Apart | How Vir Das’ journey to the West has been more authentic than Priyanka Chopra’s

Piggy Chops changed her accent. She also lowered the bar for the kind of work she was doing there. Das has stuck to his accent and not tailored his jokes for a foreign audience

At the Emmys, John Oliver said 'no one was funnier' than Norm Macdonald. Here's why we agree
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At the Emmys, John Oliver said 'no one was funnier' than Norm Macdonald. Here's why we agree

“I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure that if you die, then the cancer also dies at the same time,” Norm Macdonald once said. “That to me is not a loss. That’s a draw.”

What's in a Setting? Ask a budding stand-up comedy curator — Zoom fatigue and fall in open mic culture
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What's in a Setting? Ask a budding stand-up comedy curator — Zoom fatigue and fall in open mic culture

It’s interesting to me that an art form as dependent on the setting as stand-up comedy is, chooses to dismiss the setting while judging performance.

Louis CK announces comeback into comedy with international tour years after sexual assault revelations
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Louis CK announces comeback into comedy with international tour years after sexual assault revelations

Louis CK, whose high-flying career was derailed by sexual misconduct revelations in 2017, has announced a tour that includes shows in cities across the US, Germany, Denmark, Romania and Ukraine.

Why comedy is important in times of crisis: Humour serves a vital function during hardships
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Why comedy is important in times of crisis: Humour serves a vital function during hardships

Our situation may not always be a laughing matter. But laughing itself matters, and when used appropriately, it can be one of our most effective coping mechanisms during a crisis.

LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse review: Amazon Prime Video show is the epitome of forced laughter, pity applause and an easy pay day
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LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse review: Amazon Prime Video show is the epitome of forced laughter, pity applause and an easy pay day

The problem with LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse is that it's barely funny. Once you scratch beyond the 'decent idea', you realise how hollow the premise is.

Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74
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Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74

"Thank you. For memories very few 17/18 yr olds get to make," Sarah Jessica Parker, who starred in Square Pegs as a first-year high school student trying to fit in, remembered Anna Beatts.

Zakir Khan says Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare season 2 sees complete transformation of his protagonist
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Zakir Khan says Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare season 2 sees complete transformation of his protagonist

Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare season 2, which will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from 26 March, will see Ronny setting his eyes on a bigger career goal

Dave Chappelle explains why he asked Netflix to take down his sketch from streaming platform
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Dave Chappelle explains why he asked Netflix to take down his sketch from streaming platform

I called Netflix and told them that this makes me feel bad," says Dave Chappelle, on requesting to remove Chappelle's Show from the platform after ViacomCBS, the original rights holder, licensed it without his permission

Rape threats against Agrima Joshua show Shivaji's progressive ideals have been hijacked by thugs
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Rape threats against Agrima Joshua show Shivaji's progressive ideals have been hijacked by thugs

The clip can be found online and, quite frankly, is really funny because it makes fun of a government that’s spending, what many taxpayers consider a lot of money, building a memorial for Shivaji. The clip in no way even hints at a joke about the man, only makes fun of the jingoism of his followers.

How Carl Reiner reinvented TV comedy with his long-running landmark sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show
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How Carl Reiner reinvented TV comedy with his long-running landmark sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show

Carl Reiner's The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran for five seasons starting in 1961, was the first great TV sitcom about TV.

Kenny Sebastian reveals how he found self-worth through his Netflix stand-up comedy special
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Kenny Sebastian reveals how he found self-worth through his Netflix stand-up comedy special

Kenny Sebastian speaks about how he found the usual rule about stand-up - a comic talking in front of a microphone - 'extremely restrictive,' and why his comedy sets include music.

Douglas review: Hannah Gadsby's Nanette follow-up poses acrid social commentary without compromising on the laughs
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Douglas review: Hannah Gadsby's Nanette follow-up poses acrid social commentary without compromising on the laughs

Not a one to mince her words, Hannah Gadsby even provides a conclusive insight into what Douglas stands for — an unabashed portrayal of her inner weathering

The Most Interesting Person in the Room review: Kenny Sebastian's Netflix special celebrates all things comfortably average
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The Most Interesting Person in the Room review: Kenny Sebastian's Netflix special celebrates all things comfortably average

Kenny Sebastian chooses to plant his gaze on oddities that most would miss out on, amidst the humdrum of everyday negativities in his Netflix special