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art and culture Updated: May 18, 2012 01:11 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times
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You might have heard of bar girls, but have you heard of the Bar Boys? Well, it’s the name of a group of three stand-up comic artists, namely, Abhijit Ganguly, Maheep Singh and Amit Tandon. Their jokes are mainly about stand-up comedians (bar boys) who perform in pubs.

Their next act, which will be hosted by Deepak Dhamija of Shoelace Productions, will see them take up a humorous cause — the welfare of bar boys. “Everybody around us was supporting a cause, like pink chaddi campaign or slutwalk. We were feeling left out, so we decided to take up the welfare of bar boys,” says Dhamija, a theatre writer and director.

“It is ironical how we stand-up comics are critical about doing shows with canned laughter and drum rolls on television but happily perform at bars. Bar boys is a satirical take on our double standards,” says Ganguly.

The change in venue from a bar to an auditorium is a happy coincidence for the performers. “At bars, people don’t know what we are talking about after a couple of drinks. The opportunity to perform at an auditorium and be taken seriously are few,” says Singh.

Catch them live

What: A stand-up comedy act by Bar Boys

When: May 19, 20

Timings: 7pm onwards

Entry: Tickets available at

Where: Little Theatre group, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House

Tel: 2338-9713

Nearest metro station: Mandi House on Blue Line