India’s favourite comedians share the one line that always works on stage
Five comedians tell us the one quick joke that never fails to get their audience rolling on the floorUpdated: Jul 29, 2017 22:04 IST
1. Gyaan from the mothers- Vasu Primlani
Mothers are forever the savage icons when it comes to humour. When I was young, my mom told me, “If anyone ever kidnaps you, they will return you in three days and pay me to take you back.” Thanks to her, I can walk fearlessly across any city in the world.
2. The Bollywood stimulus- Cyrus Broacha
The key is choosing the right actress’ reference. Mistake her appearance for a second, then apologise to make it believable. “Are you Priyanka Chopra? Oh I am sorry, the resemblance is uncanny.” And voila! You’re done.
3. Nailing factual humour- Amit Tandon
“Produced by Mother, directed by Wife” is no doubt my favorite line. So popular is the joke that it has also become a WhatsApp forward. Comedy is simply a shared sense of insight and relatability. When you master that, you master any state.
4.Did you say cheese?- Sahil Shah
For me, there are some pick-up lines that are instant winners. The best one being – “Are you a peacock? Because when I see you I want Mor.”
5. Momzone’s the word- Kaneez Surka
I want to be a mom so bad that when I’m on a date and it’s not going well, I don’t friend zone the guy – I ‘mom zone’ him, I’m like “please finish your food and text me when you get home.” You’re out of it without emotional overflow.
From HT Brunch, July 30, 2017
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First Published: Jul 29, 2017 22:04 IST