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International comics gearing up to make Mumbai laugh

entertainment Updated: Jun 20, 2010 14:20 IST
Rebecca de Hoest

The latest batch of international comics to perform at The Comedy Store, are in the city, albeit shell-shocked by the heavy rains.

The trio are performing at the first paid-for shows being held at The Comedy Store at the Palladium, this weekend. The British comedy club which launched Russell Peters, Robin Williams and Dawn French, launched its Mumbai outlet last week.

When asked what they as western standup comics know about India, “I think my shirt was made in India,” British comic Ian Moore says. Staring out the window, he adds: “Even though it’s monsoon season, I wasn’t expecting the level of rains.”

Briton Gordon Southern claims he has done his research on Mumbai. “I eat a lot of curry anyway. So at the drop of a hat I’m prepared,” he says. “I did watch The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. I’ve written some stuff about that. But I didn’t understand a word of it — it’s all in Hindi!” he adds.

Top gags
Southern: What did the zero say to the 8? Nice belt. Fulton: My favourite joke is Mitch Hedberg’s gag: I love playing tennis, but no matter how much I practice I will never be as good as the wall.

To book tickets for The Comedy Store, at The Palladium, call 4348 5000, or log on to www.thecomedystore.in . Tickets also available at www.bookmyshow.com . Sunday show is at 8.30pm.