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Cecelia Ahern's book 'Roar' to be aired as female-driven dark-comic Apple series

  • Irish author Cecelia Ahern's book 'Roar', which was a female-driven anthology of 30 short stories, to be screened on Apple TV+ as an 8-episode series starring Emmy and Golden Globe award winners Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie, Cynthia Erivo and Merritt Wever
Cecilia Ahern's book 'Roar' to be aired as female-driven dark-comic Apple series(Twitter/SairaHussain90/Cecelia_Ahern/delirium_nerd)
Cecilia Ahern's book 'Roar' to be aired as female-driven dark-comic Apple series(Twitter/SairaHussain90/Cecelia_Ahern/delirium_nerd)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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More than big bad incidents, it’s the everyday stuff that hugely effect one’s mind: Mallika Dua

Actor-comedian Mallika Dua says taking care of one’s mental health is as important as physical health.
Mallika has not only been creating content for online shows but also has done acting parts in films.
Mallika has not only been creating content for online shows but also has done acting parts in films.
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

Comedy in times of pandemic: Actors Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Deven Bhojani among others say it is tough, but show must go on

Actors Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Shubhangi Atre, Deven Bhojani, Paresh Ganatra and Anjali Mehta share that while the fear of Covid looms large, they are dedicated to making people laugh in such difficult times.
Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek’s latest shows include The Kapil Sharma Show and Funhit Mein Jaari.
Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek’s latest shows include The Kapil Sharma Show and Funhit Mein Jaari.
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Absurd times call for absurd comedy. Here are some irreverent tweets to make you chuckle

Twitter has become almost everyone’s public e-diary and is currently a goldmine for random-funny content.
While some are passing time by watching Tiger King on Netflix, others are browsing the deep depths of meme culture.(Twitter)
While some are passing time by watching Tiger King on Netflix, others are browsing the deep depths of meme culture.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

‘Comedy has transcended language barriers’

Comedian Ashish Shakya talks about his new stand-up special, the changing scene of comedy in India, and more
Ashish Shakya
Ashish Shakya
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Mumbai | BySanskrita Bharadwaj

Enjoy a Spanish musical extravaganza at Bombay’s Royal Opera House

A zarzuela performance, a first of its kind for the city, is being staged today. It’s a form of musical theatre that originated in Madrid and combines music, drama and comedy.
A still from Syndicate of Seducers, a Spanish zarzuela set to be performed by a largely Indian cast.(Philippe Engel)
A still from Syndicate of Seducers, a Spanish zarzuela set to be performed by a largely Indian cast.(Philippe Engel)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCherylann Mollan

Good Newwz box office day 1: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor film earns 17.56 cr, impacts Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3

Good Newwz box office day 1 collection: The Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer opened well, making 17.56 crore on the first day of its release.
Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Good Newwz.
Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in Good Newwz.
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Round2hell: The Youtube channel that gives you comedy, science fiction and more| Cyber Heroes

In a candid chat, Zayn, Wasim and Nazim, the three founders of Youtube channel Round2hell, tell us about their viral videos, how they create their content and their most challenging video yet in the new series, Cyber Heroes.
A scene from Round2hell’s video called Aladdin.(Round2hell)
A scene from Round2hell’s video called Aladdin.(Round2hell)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Repeat value: Have you heard this joke before?

9 stand-up comics reveal that one joke they might have rehashed…maybe more than a few times!
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh.

Ileana D’Cruz says comedies will offend someone: ‘Some people are overtly touchy but our intention is never to offend or disrespect ’

Gearing up for the release of her second comedy film Pagalpanti, Ileana D’Cruz says comedies are bound to offend someone. ‘I suppose unintentionally someone will get offended... Anees ji doesn’t even need to go to that level to make people laugh’.
Mumbai: Actress Ileana D'Cruz at media interaction during the promotions of her upcoming film
Mumbai: Actress Ileana D'Cruz at media interaction during the promotions of her upcoming film "Pagalpanti" in Mumbai on Nov 5, 2019. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent

Charlie Chaplin: icon of comedy, cinematic titan

One of the greatest stars of the silent film era, his name is synonymous with comedy and humour. In a career spanning over 75 years, his achievements as an actor, filmmaker and composer makes Chaplin one of the greatest figures in the film industry.
Legenday comic, actor and filmmaker, Charlie Chaplin composed the music for many of his own movies, though he never really had proper music training. In 1972, he won an Oscar for the music in Limelight which he had helped compose.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Legenday comic, actor and filmmaker, Charlie Chaplin composed the music for many of his own movies, though he never really had proper music training. In 1972, he won an Oscar for the music in Limelight which he had helped compose.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Comedy as dissent is going to be our last safety valve...Varun Grover writes

The stand-up comic, screenwriter and lyricist thinks comedy is a strong medium to bring about social change
According to Varun Grover stand-up comedy has not become too serious
According to Varun Grover stand-up comedy has not become too serious
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVarun Grover

HT Brunch Cover Story: Meet the racially correct, politically nonchalant, and blatantly funny... Russell Peters!

The standup reveals why he will joke about racial discrimination but never about politics
According to Russell Peters, the job of a comic is, first and foremost, to make people laugh; Location: Presidential Suite, The St. Regis, Mumbai(Brahms Dirsipo)
According to Russell Peters, the job of a comic is, first and foremost, to make people laugh; Location: Presidential Suite, The St. Regis, Mumbai(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh

Ready Or Not is a classic horror comedy. Don’t miss it, says Rashid Irani

A young bride is told she must participate in a traditional ritual in order to be accepted into her wealthy new family. The ritual, it turns out, is a lethal game of survival.
Samara Weaving makes for a compelling lead in a movie that’s bonkers, hilarious and makes for searing social commentary. Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny, as her unhinged parents-in-law, are standouts too.
Samara Weaving makes for a compelling lead in a movie that’s bonkers, hilarious and makes for searing social commentary. Andie MacDowell and Henry Czerny, as her unhinged parents-in-law, are standouts too.
Published on Sep 11, 2019 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

‘Comedy of errors rectified’: TMC leader on Art 370 move his party opposes

In a cryptic tweet, Ray seemed to describe the NDA government’s Kashmir initiative as a thunderbolt and wondered if more were on the way. “Change is the wheel of our national life.
The Trinamool Congress had boycotted voting in the Rajya Sabha yesterday to protest what its senior leader Derek O’ Brien called was “procedural hara-kiri” and “constitutional immorality”(Samir Jana/HTFile Photo)
The Trinamool Congress had boycotted voting in the Rajya Sabha yesterday to protest what its senior leader Derek O’ Brien called was “procedural hara-kiri” and “constitutional immorality”(Samir Jana/HTFile Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

MIB: International is overdressed and underwhelming, says Rashid Irani

Instead of the sass and sense of surreal surprise that we’re used to, we get a new lead pair with no chemistry, a needlessly complex plot, and a bunch of unnecessary special effects.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were such uproarious fun in Thor: Ragnarok. They are no fun here.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson were such uproarious fun in Thor: Ragnarok. They are no fun here.
Published on Jun 14, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

Music, fashion, comedy: This week’s Brunch WTF

Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 12:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTeam HT Brunch

Russel Peters on his worst experiences, Kolkata connection, his daughter and more

Russel Peters, who is in India for his latest tour, titled Deported, spoke to us about his Kolkata connection, what’s he like in real life, Bollywood and much more.
Comedian Russel Peters is performing in Bangalore on May 29, Delhi on May 31, and on June 2 and June 3 in Mumbai.
Comedian Russel Peters is performing in Bangalore on May 29, Delhi on May 31, and on June 2 and June 3 in Mumbai.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Singh Bhandari

LOL: Stand-up comedy hits refresh with quiz, game show formats

It could be a debate about film stars. Or a quiz question about the price of kitchen utensils. As long as you’re funny and the audience is cheering, everbody wins.
Kaneez Surka hosts The General Fun Game Show on her YouTube channel. Points don’t matter. In some rounds, neither do the answers. ‘I randomly assign points. The winner gets a hamper of things from my house that I don’t use,” Surka says laughing.
Kaneez Surka hosts The General Fun Game Show on her YouTube channel. Points don’t matter. In some rounds, neither do the answers. ‘I randomly assign points. The winner gets a hamper of things from my house that I don’t use,” Surka says laughing.
Updated on May 05, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySuhit Kelkar

90 ML movie review: A senseless adult comedy that makes mockery of feminism

90 ML movie review: This Oviya starrer is one of those films that flaunts the feminism card for all the wrong reasons. Rating: 1.5/5
90 MLstars Bigg Boss Tamil star Oviya.
90 MLstars Bigg Boss Tamil star Oviya.
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

Delhi government modernising cattle shelter where elderly and cows will ‘co-exist, take care of each other’

The cow-shelter-and-old-age-home isn’t part of the policy, special development commissioner Kuldeep Singh Gangar clarified, but an “experimental” one.
The policy also includes so-called cow hostels where cattle owners will get to keep their animals, perhaps even rear them there, all for a small fee(AP Photo)
The policy also includes so-called cow hostels where cattle owners will get to keep their animals, perhaps even rear them there, all for a small fee(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Watch Kareena Kapoor and Mallika Dua’s discussion on females in comedy on Brunch WTF

Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTeam HT Brunch

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s end the stigma around mental health

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the age group of 15-29 year olds all over the world. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in its 2015 data made a shocking revelation that in India, one student commits suicide every hour.
We need to start talking openly about mental health issues and seek help from professionals if needed.(Shutterstock)
We need to start talking openly about mental health issues and seek help from professionals if needed.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Singh Bhandari

Femaplooza, India’s women-only comedy show that discusses bras, PMS and more

Femapalooza has organised more than 35 shows in different cities over the past three years, providing a safe and friendly environment for women comics.
Indian stand-up comedian Naomi Barton (C) performs at Femapalooza, an Indian women-only comedy show, in New Delhi.(AFP)
Indian stand-up comedian Naomi Barton (C) performs at Femapalooza, an Indian women-only comedy show, in New Delhi.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 01:17 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, New Delhi

Comedy, art and tackling trolls on this week’s WTF

Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTeam HT Brunch

Tanaaz Irani: 20 years ago it was easier to do comedy because nobody got offended

Popular TV and film actor Tanaaz Irani, who was in Delhi last weekend to perform a play, says the Delhi audience is receptive, but unlike earlier, one has to watch out lest they get offended by jokes.
Actor Tanaaz Irani started her acting career with theatre at the age of 6.(PHOTO: Instagram/@tannazirani)
Actor Tanaaz Irani started her acting career with theatre at the age of 6.(PHOTO: Instagram/@tannazirani)
Updated on May 24, 2018 06:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHenna Rakheja, New Delhi

Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Finally an uncensored adult comedy for Tamil cinema

Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: The film directed by Santosh Jayakumar stars Gautham Karthik and Vaibhavi in lead roles.
Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Gautham Karthik starrer is directed by Santosh Jayakumar.
Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Gautham Karthik starrer is directed by Santosh Jayakumar.
Updated on May 04, 2018 05:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai

Adah Sharma on doing comedy: If I’m the leading lady in a film with certain quirk to her character, I’d do it

Actor Adah Sharma, who wooed her fans with her humorous character in Commando 2, will be seen in another funny role in Charlie Chaplin 2, opposite Prabhudheva.
Actor Adah Sharma says that her character in Commando 3 will also have a funny side to it.
Actor Adah Sharma says that her character in Commando 3 will also have a funny side to it.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 06:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
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