Stand Up Comedy In Bangalore - How is the scene for new (and senior) stand-up comedians in Bangalore?
How is the scene for new stand-up comedians in Bangalore?
(How is stand up comedy as a career in India and Bangalore?)
Stand up comedy in Bangalore (and India) is no longer an aspirational hobby.
The art form that once inspired a social revolution in cities around the world such as New York and San Francisco, is now HUGE in India. It has evolved into a high-paying and satisfying job for hundreds of stand-up comedians in Bangalore, not all of whom are necessarily categorized as the "Best Comedians in Bangalore" or "Top Comedians in Bangalore". Thanks to open mic events such as The New York Street Comedy Club and The Inntense Stand Up Open Mic organized by RecordMyShow.com and Shomprakash Sinha Roy, Bangalore (especially the Koramangala and Indiranagar areas) now has ample opportunities for new and struggling stand up comedians to come and test their old and new jokes in front of a comfortable and cosy audience in underground comedy rooms.
Watch this video to understand the type of content that you can put out as a new stand-up comedian in Bangalore.
Performers at such open mic stand up comedy events also have the option of getting their performance recorded using high definition production equipment, and get their stand up comedy shows and videos featured on RecordMyShow.com.
Stand Up Comedy In Bangalore - How to become a stand up comedian in Bangalore?
How to become a stand up comedian in Bangalore?
How to become a stand up comedian in India?
Becoming a stand up comedian in Bangalore, or in India, for that matter, is not that difficult. All you need are:
- The right sense of humor
- The wit and desire to write good stand-up material
- Knowledge about the right FREE STAND UP COMEDY OPEN MICS in Bangalore
- A good way to RECORD and PRODUCE your stand-up comedy material for YouTube
It also helps if you can use an additional prop on stage, like a guitar, or any other instrument/accessory that you can comfortably carry on stage, and possibly use it to keep your audiences engaged.
Watch this video to understand how music and stand-up comedy work together.
A great place to start your stand-up comedy career is to visit York St Cafe Koramangala every Friday, by 7:30 PM. Most new and experienced comedians show up at this venue for The New York Street Comedy Club, which allows new performers and old-timers to share the stage and tickle audiences with their new and old jokes.
Stand Up Comedy In Bangalore - How to perform at the best comedy shows in Bangalore?
In photograph: Comedian Karan Ashwath performing at The New York Street Comedy Club in Bangalore (Location: York St Cafe, Bangalore)
How to perform at the best comedy shows in Bangalore?
How to get a chance on stage as a stand-up comedian?
The best way to start your career as a stand-up comedian in Bangalore, is to attend a truly democratic open mic. A democratic open mic is one that allows any comedian to register on the spot (by arriving 30-45 mins before the show) and does not discriminate between performers on the basis of language, skin color, length of comedy material or experience.
Some best practices to ace at your first stand-up comedy open mic event in Bangalore:
- Prepare well.
- Arrive at the venue at least 30-45 minutes before the show to confirm your spot.
- Be cordial to the organizers and to the audience.
- Be a part of stand-up comedy alert groups on WhatsApp.
- Never say no to a video recording!
It never hurts to be bold enough to try out some good anti-establishment comedy. Even with the risk of alienating yourself from the majority of crowds, it gives you a chance to really voice out yout true opinions as a comedian, and lets you connect with those who feel the same way!
Watch this video for a prime example of anti-establishment comedy that is gaining viewership in Bangalore.
It is not mandatory to do anti-establishment comedy. But if you are someone who likes the work of comedians such as Varun Grover or Kunal Kamra, you should never shy away from doing such material just because you are scared of getting bullied. Use your talent to overcome your fears and get on stage!
Stand Up Comedy In Bangalore - How to perform with the best comedians in Bangalore?
In photograph: Comedian Shubham performing at York St Cafe, at The New York Street Comedy Club in Bangalore
How to perform with the best comedians in Bangalore?
How to share stage-time with the top comedians in Bangalore?
Every comedian, popular or otherwise, has at some point of time faced the challenge of being a struggling comic. The good news is, some of the most senior comedians in Bangalore (and India) are really nice human beings, and as Shomprakash Sinha Roy (a stand-up comedian and the Founder and CEO of RecordMyShow.com) says, they are extremely approachable both in person and on social media.
In photograph, from left to right: Sanjay Manaktala, Praveen Kumar. and Kunal Kamra
In fact, Shom trained under the senior comedian Sanjay Manaktala on a website called Grades Don't Matter - where he signed up for a really helpful video course on Stand Up Comedy. He has also recalled speaking to Sanjay on multiple occasions to seek advice about building a stand up comedian brand in Bangalore. Other people who have shared words of encouragement with Shom and the team at RecordMyShow.com include Comedian Praveen Kumar, and Mr Kunal Kamra (The flagship event at The New York Street Comedy Club was called 'Kunal Kamra Amar Rahe' in his honor).
In photograph: Shomprakash Sinha Roy (Founder & CEO of RecordMyShow.com hosting the "Kunal Kamra Amar Rahe" show)
The best way to find an opportunity to share stage time with your stand-up comedy idols, is to become a regular performer at Stand-up comedy open mics that are happening nearby, especially in Koramangala and Indiranagar. Many of the senior comedians are known to drop by at such open mics at surprise events, and if you are lucky, you may get to meet them, or even perform at the same event as them!
Note: You can receive alerts about ALL new comedy club events and open-mic shows in Bangalore by joining this WhatsApp group (Click on bit.ly/whatsappcomedy)
Stand Up Comedy In Bangalore - How to find and hire the top comedians in Bangalore?
How to find and hire the top comedians in Bangalore?
How to find and hire stand up comedians for a corporate show in Bangalore?
Do you need the best comedians and the top stand up comedians to perform at your corporate show in Bangalore? You can hire comedians from The New York Street Comedy Club for prices starting as low as Rs 50,000 per show, including video recording and production!
If you are trying to hire the best stand-up comedians in Bangalore, on behalf of an MNC, a popular venue, a startup, or a co-working space, you can send an email to email@example.com or contact the group admin at this WhatsApp group (Click on this link from your mobile phone to automatically become a member of this thriving community of stand up comedians in Bangalore) - https://bit.ly/whatsappcomedy
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