Sorabh Pant gives Hyderabad’s comedy enthusiasts a reason to be excited
One could consider Sorabh Pant an expert when it comes to having the audience splitting their sides while he takes bold digs at sensitive topics. With a similar motive, he makes his way to Hyderabad this weekend with the promise to be funny as ever. “Hyderabadis are quite informed, which makes it easier for a comedian,” says the Mumbai-based artiste. This time around, his show, Sorabh Pant Live, will focus on everything from mosquitoes and potholes to Modi and Trump with a special set of personal jokes that he hasn’t shared ever before.
The 36-year-old writer, who is known for his bold humour on topics like politics and religion, confesses that it is challenging for a comedian to discuss issues like these without being offensive. “I wrote a set about Indian politics where the initial bits were quite edgy and I had to rework it a few times to tone it down. There is more than one opinion out there and I try acknowledging them to have a cohesive answer,” he shares.
Having been in the stand-up comedy scene for almost a decade now, Sorabh has seen the industry evolve. “Special credits to social media,” he says, adding, “Most of us are writers before being comedians and it’s about creating good content. Today, we’re at the forefront of so many international comedy shows.” Sorabh, who quit the comedy group East India Company last year, has written three books (Under Delhi, Pawan: The Flying Accountant and Wednesday Soul) and is currently working on a web series.
On January 26, 8.30 pm onwards. At Bhaskara Auditorium.