Over the past few years, we have been witnessing the rise of stand-up comedy in India. And we have a few comedians to thank for this phenomenal change in the comedy landscape in India. From Vir Das and Cyrus to Kenneth Sebastian and Zakir Khan, we have come a long way in the way we see stand-up comedy today. When there were highly limited comedy scenes restrained mostly to similar reality shows, stand-up comedy has become an entire industry in itself.
These comedians have some of the most memorable dialogues that have created a revolution. Biswa Kalyan Rath’s “Aye Tatti Tera Naam Kya Hai” and Zakir Khan’s “Sakht Launda”, such dialogues have had a huge impact on lives of audiences. Since these stand-up comedians have become an integral part of the social and political commentary of the country, their scripts have become quite relatable with each passing day. From Mumbai’s rains to Delhi’s pollution, these stand-up comedians have catered to serious issues as well.
However, what is important here is it has been noted that every now and then these stand-up comedians cross limits while performing their acts. While the comedians often push boundaries to get a good laugh, they definitely walk on a very fine line between funny and ‘offensive’ in comedy.
According to some Quora users, they have been rudely shamed by some of the most popular stand-up comedians in the country. One of the users shared his shameful experience while watching Biswa Kalyan Rath’s stand-up comedy and it doesn’t sound happy at all.
Apparently, when Biswa asked everyone to introduce themselves, he started abusing each one of them while they were talking and used many Hindi swear words while addressing the audience. Furthermore, the comedian passed ‘lewd sexual connotations’ in his jokes to the Quora user’s female friend.
Another user shared a similar experience with stand-up comedian Zakir Khan in which the comedian abused the user’s friend and embarrassed him in front of the whole auditorium.
While we love how these stand-up comedians keep us happy and entertained, but they have reportedly been using dirty and sexual connotations and have seriously offended the audiences many times. We may laugh out loud on their jokes but a line has to be drawn in what is accepted and what is not!