Being a stand-up comedian is one of the best jobs because you can make people laugh. As they say, the best therapy is laughter. These women are a laughingstock and could care less about social conventions. Here are some well-known Indian women stand-up comics who are busting stereotypes one stand-up routine at a time.
1. Urooj Ashfaq
Urooj Ashfaq’s distinctive delivery method contributed to her success. Her stand-up routines are based on empirical humour and at the same time elicit a wide spectrum of reactions from the audience. Urooj Ashfaq, 23, is one of the best stand-up comedians in the current generation and has been winning fans’ hearts (and smiles) for the past two years. After placing second on TLC’s “Queens of Comedy” in 2017, she gained widespread recognition and her fame has only increased since then.
2. Sumukhi Suresh
Sumukhi Suresh began her career as an improviser before switching to making YouTube videos for both her channel and in collaboration with other comedians like Naveen Richard. After several of her videos starring the character Behti Naak went viral, Amazon Prime Video got in touch with her and cast her in Pushpavalli, a Prime Video original. She further took part in Comicstaan Season 1 as Anish Mathew’s co-host and Season 2 as a judge.
3. Prashasti Singh
Prashasti Singh rose to fame after making an appearance in Season 1 of Comicstaan on Amazon Prime Video. She made a name for herself with her distinctive personality. Due to her distinct sense of humour, Prashasti is one of the best Indian female stand-up comedians to keep an eye on.
4. Aishwarya Mohanraj
Aishwarya, a contestant from Comicstaan Season 1, didn’t perform as well as one might have anticipated before the show, but towards the end of the competition, she more than made up for it. She is still a significant player in the present stand-up scene, and her progression since her Comictaan days is evident. She has more than 600k followers on Instagram, where she is particularly well-liked.
5. Shreeja Chaturvedi
She enjoys energising her audiences with her animated body language and humorous gestures because she is a comedian. She took part in Comicstaan and is renowned for her funny stories. In a number of episodes, including Hot Topics with Neeti, SlideShow with Biswa, Too Much Natak with Sumukhi, and Alternate Opinions with Kenny, Shreeja provided musical performances.
6. Sejal Bhatt
Her sense of humour challenges how we talk about everyday issues. When the comedian claims that her life’s ambition is to take a bath without a “chaddi,” it’s hard not to laugh. Participating in Comicstaan earned Sejal Bhatt some well-deserved attention. Her words will strike a chord with you. Here’s Why Pallavi Joshi Wants You To Hate Her Character In “The Kashmir Files” and Growing Up in a Traditional Indian Home are three themes that frequently come up in her brutally honest performances.
7. Supriya Joshi
Although AIB is no longer functioning, it gave numerous comedians a platform and many of them are still recognised for their AIB sketches. Supriya is one of these humorists. She additionally starred in Season 2 of Comicstaan on Prime Video in addition to AIB. These days, Supriya may be seen displaying her beautiful makeup abilities on Instagram.
8. Aditi Mittal
Aditi, one of the first female comic book creators in India, has received recognition for her work since 2009. She has performed at a number of clubs and comedy festivals in India, the UK, and the US. She has been a part of the English comedy scene in India for more than ten years.
9. Neeti Palta
When Neeti decided to lend her voice to the Indian adaptation of Sesame Street, Galli Galli Sim Sim, she quit a prestigious position at one of the country’s biggest advertising companies. When Neeti decided to try her hand at stand-up comedy in India’s heavily male-dominated comedy scene, she took a further risk. But it all paid off, as Neeti is now among India’s most popular female comics. She additionally participated as a judge in Comicstaan’s second season.
10. Anu Menon
Anuradha Menon stands out since she is not only a stand-up comedian but also a VJ, with her alter ego Lola Kutty being very popular with the audience. She has appeared in both Vir Das’s series Destination Unknown and her own Prime Video special, Wonder Menon.
11. Kaneez Surka
Kaneez, who began her career with Cyrus Broacha’s The Week That Wasn’t, was born to Indian parents in South Africa. Even though it is occasionally inadvertent, her poor Hindi adds another depth to her humour. Kaneez has performed in numerous stand-up gigs across the nation and participated as a judge in both seasons of Comicstaan on Prime Video. She most recently appeared alongside Prashasti and Sumukhi in Netflix’s Comedy Premier League.