Sex, Song and an Evolution Lesson

Published: 24th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: You might find this a bit hard to believe, but take it with a pinch of salt. At a stand-up comedy event titled ‘Battle of Da Sexes’, organised by the Madras Metro Ladies Circle — 70, and held at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Hall on Sunday, the audience were in for a strange surprise when stand-up comedian Vir Das simply asked two friends (a guy and a girl) to have sex on stage! Given that we weren’t aware as to what went through their minds, we could only indulge in a hearty guffaw. The two, however, flashed an embarrassed smile and... returned to their seats.

This wasn’t just one episode that made the audience go, ‘What?’ In fact, the 90-minute show, written and performed by Vir Das, and produced by Ashvin Gidwani, was quite high on non-conformity. Most of the show was interspersed with adult comedy, and themed around the evolution of the two sexes. Starting from which of the two sexes first learnt to walk, to the genres of music preferred by the two, to which of the two makes for a better leader, the evening had a liberal dose of theoretical lessons (we were even shown a slideshow presentation!) and dirty jokes galore.

And through it all, famous personalites that covered everyone from Aamir Khan to Narendra Modi were weaved into the script. Just as the audience was starting to get comfortable with ‘thank god he hasn’t made a joke about me yet’ — Vir, in his spontaneous style, even made up a fun song about the late comers to the show.

There were some comic moments in poor taste though, like a derogatory Marwadi reference, that didn’t go down too well with the audience.

Overall though, a fun evening that left both the sexes rolling (with laughter) and quite ‘satisfied.’


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