Women are not funny, they said. There are no women in stand-up comedy, they said. Comedy, be it stand-up or videos on networking sites, has historically been a male dominated field. But that’s slowly changing with a considerable number of women venturing into this field. They are peppy, they are witty, and yes, they have a lot of things to say to you.
Following is the list of 5 women stand up comedians in India that you must follow.
These Female Comedians Are Taking The Stand-Up Scene By Storm, One Joke At A Time:
One of the first Indian women to do stand-up comedy, Aditi Mittal is known for her no-holds-barred gigs. She is one of India’s best stand-up comedians. Aditi has a very sarcastic and witty way of narrating any incident. You might recognize her from the (in)famous AIB Roast with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Her famous stand-up series titled ‘Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say’ has made her extremely popular.
2. Mallika Dua
Latest sensation in the funny world! In a very short period of time, she has gained huge popularity for her super funny Snapchat characters (Make-up didi and her cousins). She makes the best use of her obvious Punjabi-ness and it’s a real treat to watch!
3. Radhika Vaz
An advertising professional, she joined the comedy club in her late 30s and talks about her life experiences in the most hilarious way. Radhika started her comedy career by teaching impromptu comedy in New York City, and gradually moved on to performing her own material. She has been doing comedy in Mumbai and New York.
4. Sumukhi Suresh
Born and raised in Bangalore, she shifted to Mumbai to pursue her career in comedy and quickly gained immense popularity. She has a very unique take on common issues women face and can have you rolling around in no time! A 10-year-old with a runny nose who insults people, A stalker who ties up men and cooks for them: comedian Sumukhi Suresh is out to play female characters others won’t.
5. Neeti Palta
A well-established advertising professional, she’s the one who gave a face to English stand-up comedy for women! She was voted as the best Stand-Up Comic at the Oz Fest and was India’s first stand-up act to perform at Melbourne for the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2013. She has performed in almost 20 cities in India and internationally.