HYDERABAD: The city witnessed a comedy war between Hyderabadass Comedy Club and Team Vijay Mallya, a set of stand up comedians from Bengaluru. Its was Suman Kumar, Shunky Chugani and Kjeld Sreshth from Bengaluru verses Bhavneet Singh, Saikiran and Shadab Aziz from Hyderabadass Comedy Club.
Innately humourous Hyderabadis lost with the new-born Bengaluru comedians. Why? Because Hyderabadis are synonyms for hospitality.. Well, that was a joke.. Because Bengalurians helped the audience secrete more endorphin hormones than apne Hyderabadis.
Arun Govada, founder, Hyderabadass Comedy Club hosted the show at Altitude in Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre. It was a complete laughter riot when Bhavneet Singh walked the audience through the norms and rituals of being a true Sikh. If not for Bhavneet’s wit, no one would have understood the comedy behind the custom. Then he threw some light on how cricket is a gentleman’s game as the players know their boundaries which is a rare sight for us Indians.
Saikiran made people relate to how a typical Telugu car owner would get a father’s gift and mother’s gift sticker on vehicles. Guess what was the funny part? He made people visualise how it would be if the guy who is getting the sticker would be a honest guy. He would replace father’s gift to father-in-law’s dowry gift. Both Bhavneet and Saikiran rubbed reality into humour.
Shadab Aziz cracked up the people with his imaginations on modern age Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge version and why Indians drink milk on nuptial night.
However, the comedians from the land of Bisibelabath stole the show. Shunky Chugani tickled the funny bones with his observations on how rolling a joint in slow motion is like Bharatanatyam.
Kjeld Sreshth amused the audience when he shared his experience of baptising the plants and bushes by peeing on the roads of Bengaluru along with his father. His humour on how Indian men use t-shirts as their gas mask producing oxygen saw men in the crowd clap harder.
Suman, who is a stay-at-home-dad and an aspiring author shared his thoughts on how tough it is to put a baby to sleep and how the women in his neighbourhood added him to women love shopping, ladies in the apartment and other women-based WhatsApp groups.
Arun, who kept the audience engaged between performances, mentioned about how he looked like a sad smiley emoticon, despite being on a holiday in Bangkok, for a pretty girl put him off by saying, “No happy-endings for Indians.” The racist joke surely got people on the edge of their chairs. Arun Govada questioned the audience on who is he? “My mom is a Brahmin, my dad is a Kamma, what am I? When the audience were puzzled and looked at him with daze, he laughed and said “I am Brahma.”
Both the teams set the stage on fire but the Bengalurians earned more love from Hyderabadis. Of course, we are known to give more than take!