If we were to ask you to name a few comedians, you would probably name male comedians – right from Johnny Lever and Kader Khan of the 90s to Kanan Gill, Biswa Rath, and others ruling the stand-up scene in the more recent times. But, not to miss and forget is the remarkable rise of female comedians, ladies who have ruled the roost in giving us our most epic LOL and ROFL moments. We look at some exceptionally talented women who have been blessed with the wit and comic timing, which makes the serious business of comedy look like a cake walk.
Aditi was one of the first women to take to the stand-up comedy stage in India and has been rated amongst India’s top 10 stand-up comedians by Times of India. Breaking all stereotypes, she stepped into the comedy scene after quitting her job in New York. She moved to India, trained herself in this field and then gradually moved to live performances. Ms. Mittal is a fan of Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig.
If you are from South Delhi, Billi mausi loves you; God forbid, if you are from any other part of Delhi, she constantly judges you and throws death stares your way. A runaway YouTube hit, Kusha Kapila and her partner in humour, Dolly Singh, make some amazingly humorous videos on the first-world problems of South Delhi’s affluent crowd. The comic timing, the body language and the core content keeps you hooked. Kusha’s Instagram page is equally funny and interesting; make sure you check it!
If you enjoy good, solid comedy, this Delhi girl is no alien name to you. Known for her bull’s eye comic timing and super funny depiction of a Delhi bride obsessed with make-up, Mallika Dua is a one-woman army of her videos. She writes, styles and enacts them, and the final product is so hilarious, it leaves you with a hurting gut (in a great way).
Lallan taap is probably the first word that comes to mind when you think of Chandramukhi Chautala from the SAB TV sitcom F.I.R, a character that became a household name with Kavita Kaushik’s quirky performance. Kavita played a badass cop with flair and the flamboyance that one usually associates with paunchy male cops on TV shows. Kavita is known to take up diverse roles across genres, but this role is the indelible seal on her comic timing and rib-tickling antics.