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Rock of laughs

entertainment Updated: Jul 18, 2010 14:47 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times
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When some of the funniest names on the indie rock circuit get together, you’re already mentally prepared to laugh out loud — almost on beat. Comedian Vir Das promised just that at the Comedy Store with his night of Phunny Raak (a desi pun on funny rock). Das managed to fill the stand-up stage with local rockers Something Relevant, Ankur Tewari, Sid Coutto, Workshop and a somewhat befuddled Meiyang Chang, all crooning to the audience in funny verse.

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Workshop sang their take on the Abhishek Bachchan-Rani Mukherjee goon comedy, Bunty Aur Babli, after faking orgasmic sounds all through their rendition of I came. Ankur Tewari and Sid Coutto both took on Vir Das in their own respective ways, with Coutto also performing his signature drug-induced happy reggae track, Smoke some ganja.

But clearly, the stars of the evening were Das and ex-Indian Idol winner, Meiyang Chang. Their racially tinged humour had the crowd rolling in laughter. Chang sang out ‘I’m chinki but it’s ok’ and Das’ Alien Chutney took a jab at Delhi girls, Delhi men with boobs and sex with the sabziwali (vegetable seller). Clearly, sex sells.