A large gathering of people, mostly elderly arrived bang on time filling the hall completely to watch the entire show and laugh their hearts out. This is how Humour Club International, Triplicane Chapter, has habituated people for past 31 years and is still going strong propagating the true meaning of Hasya (Sanskrit meaning laughter) to people who appreciate and understand humour in its true essence.
The club which started its journey way back in 1983 with just a handful members has now grown into a successful club of nearly 1,600 members, among which most are life time members. Since then, the club has been conducting regular monthly meets on the second Sunday of every month where eminent humorous speakers from various fields are invited along with the Club members.
“People eagerly wait for the next month’s show, most of the members are very particular to take time off from their daily agitated lives and watch the show to get peace of mind, it is a tonic for them,” said K S Seetharaman, Chairman, Humour Club international, Triplicane Chapter during the recent monthly meet in the city.
They also agree with the fact that it is mostly elderly people who attend the shows, though there are lots of youngsters who are members in the club. They feel that busy office schedules and other priorities keep youngsters away from the monthly event.
“Actually if they come and watch one monthly meet of ours, they will make it a habit,” said R Sekharan, Secretary.
In this monthly meet, poet Nandalala, was invited and filled the hall with laughter for nearly an hour talking about the good old days of MGR, Sivaji and the changing culture and behavior among people in this century. The next meet is scheduled for October 13 and Tamil Scholar Suki Sivam is expected to attend.