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Why India prefers stand-up comedy to improv

Why India prefers stand-up comedy to improv | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
Though stand-up seems to have found a loyal audience in the city, improv comedy is still struggling to get the joke right
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Stand-up is getting more popular with audiences in India but a different genre, improv, is still yet to find its place there.

American shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway have resulted in people in the western nations to be familiar with the idea of improv. India, on the other hand, does not have such means for people to appreciate such comedy.

I believe that with time, people in India will get used to the idea of improv and develop a taste for it just like how they have for stand-up.

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#ClassicJokeWednesday tweets by Ellen DeGeneres - TheCelebrityCafe.com

#ClassicJokeWednesday tweets by Ellen DeGeneres
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According to EllenTV, the comedian and talk show host created a classic joke Wednesday segment for season 11 of The Ellen DeGeneres show.
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This link shows how Ellen has incorporated her expertise (comedy) into her talk-show. By posting a joke every Wednesday. she makes sure she is reaching out to her fans With her humorous side.

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Amit Sahni Ki List quick movie review: Vir Das' comic timing makes the film a ... - Bollywood Life

Amit Sahni Ki List quick movie review: Vir Das' comic timing makes the film a ... - Bollywood Life | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
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Amit Sahni Ki List quick movie review: Vir Das' comic timing makes the film a ...
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He says, “Vir Das' comic timing makes this film a breezy watch.
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Stand-up comedians using their skills in movies, thus achieving success in areas apart from stand-up, like films.

Stand-up comedians have the upper hand when acting in movies of the comedy genre.

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Mandel, Insight Productions produce new online stand-up comedy competition - Hamilton Spectator

Mandel, Insight Productions produce new online stand-up comedy competition - Hamilton Spectator | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
Mandel, Insight Productions produce new online stand-up comedy competition
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TORONTO Howie Mandel and Insight Productions are teaming to produce a new online stand-up comedy competition show.
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This article speaks of a new competition produced by Howie Mandel in search of stand-up comedians. This shows that stand-up comedians are on a rise and the unknown ones are slowly getting more recognition in the media.

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NRI travellers vs Desi travellers feat. IISuperwomanII

AIB teams up with Lilly Singh a.k.a IISuperwomanII for this video. Subscribe to her channel here: http://bit.ly/1hxUNb7.
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This video is comprised of two comedians, Superwoman (who is from Canada) and a group named All India Bakchod (who are based in India). It is a humorous video showing the contrast between Indians residing in India are Non-Residential Indians (NRIs). It also shows the different styles adopted by a stand-up comedian from Canada and one from India.

The exposure along with the popularity obtained is much higher for NRI comedians (e.g. Superwoman and Russell Peters).

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Stand-up comedy enthrals

Stand-up comedy enthrals | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
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Female stand-up comedians are not at all popular in India.

This article shows that  women, too, are becoming a part of this and are getting a positive response from the general public.

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Imran Khan @ play of Vir Das's 'Battle of Da Sexes'

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This video shows well-known actors attending Vir Das' stand-up shows. Though not as popular as Rissell Peters, Vir Das manages to attract an array of people, thereby increasing the exposure he gets in the stand-up world.

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Vir Das does a Barney Stinson in Amit Sahni Ki List - India Today

Vir Das does a Barney Stinson in Amit Sahni Ki List - India Today | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
India Today Vir Das does a Barney Stinson in Amit Sahni Ki List India Today Sources attached to the unit claim that in the film, Vir Das will be seen obsessed with his suits, just like Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) from the hit American show...
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Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris' character from the popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother)'s influence has reached India due to americanisation. Comedy from the United States has reached and is inspiring Indian television. In this age of globalisation, things travel fast from one part of the world to another, thus spreading their influence.

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Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings - The Denver Post

Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings - The Denver Post | Stand-up Comedians Getting Increased Exposure | Scoop.it
Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings The Denver Post A little more than 24 hours earlier, Caleb Medley milled about the "green room" with almost a dozen other comics, waiting to deliver a five-minute set in the New...
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A touching article about how a simple thing like comedy helped a victim of the Aurora shootings to hold up well in his times of adversity.

This shows how important humour is in our lives and holds therapeutic value.

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All India Bakchod @ YouTube FanFest with HP Mumbai

Khamba, Tanmay, Rohan and Ashish from All India Bakchod (AIB) are the hosts of YouTube FanFest with HP in Mumbai on March 1, 2014. Watch how delirious they a...
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All India Bakchod, a group of stand-up comedians, gaining more exposure and recognition through YouTube FanFest. YouTube plays a huge role in increasing stand-up comedians' popularity in this day and age. Thanks to that (YouTube) platform, many unfamiliar faces are now renowned comedians .

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