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Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The Indian All-Star Comedy Showcase  (India)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival proudly presents

The Indian All-Star Comedy Showcase  (IN)

An all-star cast of Indian comedy superstars are Melbourne-bound, direct from the Bengaluru Comedy Festival! Featuring the hottest artists from the subcontinent, this vibrant showcase shines a light on the red-hot state of the Indian comedy scene. A one-of-a-kind chance to see the future of world comedy!

Performed in English

Sorabh Pant
Sorabh is one of India’s best and most traveled comedians, performing over 1400 shows in 85 cities across 16 countries (he only does it for the frequent flyer miles). He’s best known for his incredible energy and overt expressiveness on stage, and was a founding member of ‘East India Comedy’, who’s online catalogue has tallied over 156 million YouTube views. Add this to his Amazon Prime special My Dad Thinks He’s Funny and his 2.5 million Twitter followers and you know Sorabh has something to say. Alongside stand-up Sorabh is the best selling author of novel Pawan: The Flying Accountant.

'Hilarious.' Hindustan Times

‘One of India’s top comedians.’ Times of India

Appearing in Make India Great Again

Aditi Mittal
Aditi Mittal is one of India's top 10 comedians. Her unique ability to deliver hard-hitting observations with her trademark wit and charming grin has made her one of the most beloved stand-up comedians in India right now. Her comedy has featured in several documentary films including Stand Up Planet, Menstrual Man and she is a hit at children's birthday parties. Her first comedy special Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say is on Netflix (only the second Indian to have one of these) and her second special Global Village Idiot, debuted in a dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. She's currently also working on her first book and unlearning everything she learned at school.

‘A forthright performer with a sharp critical mind.’ The Guardian (UK)

‘Fresh, insightful and sharp.’ The Skinny (UK)

Azeem Banatwalla
One of India’s premier comedy stars, Azeem Banatwalla is known for his sharp comedy writing and intelligent stand-up. His observational style and natural charisma landed Azeem his own Amazon Prime special Cometh the Hour. As a member of the popular comedy collective ‘East India Comedy’, Azeem is a (reluctant) youth icon who often finds himself in the selfies of teenagers.

'A rising star.' The New Indian Express

Also appearing in Comedy Zone Asia

Rahul Subramanian
Mumbai-bred Tamil rising star Rahul Subramanian started out with an MBA, before jumping ship and tackling open-mic comedy nights as a New Year’s resolution. His goofy and funny guy stage persona has won him favour with judges, taking out the Pajama Fest, Canvas Club and East India Comedy Virgin Pants open mic competitions. Much to his own surprise, he managed all this without bribing the judges. Rahul is one half of the award-winning online sketch duo Random Chikibum.

Also appearing in Kal Main Udega performed in Hinglish (Hindi + English)


Before and after the show

  • Drinking & Dining

    Fuel your funnies with a visit to one of the Festival’s Drinking & Dining partners, powered by LIVEN

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  • Festival Club

    THE place to see the who’s who of comedy letting loose on the stage and dance floor!

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