The Indian comedy scene has come a long way, from a few local children to the vast majority of people who want to take a bath. But just as artists of different genres seem to suffer from the blockade of Covida-19, actors too seem to be confronted with change.
Like any other industry, comedy will have a tough time in this period. But we have the advantage of the Internet. I don’t think we can really sit around and complain because everyone’s suffering. We just have to make the best of what we have now by creating as much content as possible to entertain people stuck at home, says comedian Sorabh Pant.
Comedian Sorabh Pant wants to create as much content as possible so people can enjoy
at home (
Photo: Jim Lee Photo
Another stand-up comedian, Neti Palta, repeats Panta about how everyone suffers. She goes on to say: This is a very difficult time for the performing arts. But it’s also hard for us actors to sit still. People interpret jokes and memes, create and maintain their current clientele. The OTT platforms are very open to television series, so actors might consider selling their material to them. Some of us are also working on the Circuit Comedy Festival, which is a digital festival. Everyone learns to adapt, and I’m sure we’ll learn to do something new. The good thing is that the content is now consumed noisily because people are sitting at home, and that in itself is an opportunity.
The humorist of Neeti Palta is convinced that during imprisonment artists learn to adapt and to do new things.
said Rohan Joshi, who will also participate in the Circuit Comedy Festival: I’m in a hot and fantastic show. I’m looking forward to both, because it’s a very different show. The roast is built on a killer line, and the story is reversed. Regarding the current crisis, Joshi adds that I think studying the online environment to create content or show it is the way forward in the short term.
Actor Rohan Joshi is looking forward to totally different shows during the Circuit Comedy Festival.