Irreverent comedy evokes many chuckles

Rib-Tickling Act

Well they say, making people laugh is a daunting and challenging task, but falsifying the notion stand-up comedian Sanjay Rajoura with lyricist Varun Grover, who is known for his works in Gangs of Wasseypur has come forth with their outrageously irreverent comedy ‘Aisi Taisi Democracy’. 

Adding a robust punch to the show is the ace musician, Rahul Ram of the Delhi-based band Indian Ocean, who connects with his audience by singing songs involving subtle messages. 

‘Aisi Taisi Democracy’, which was held last weekend at Akshara Theatre in association with New Delhi Comedy Club and CurtainCall Production, takes a pot-shot at how democracy is being misused in the country with pointed taunts at political parties and their representatives like Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and PM Narendra Modi, political veteran ND Tiwari, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the idea of India.  

Taking a jab at the Indian civic sense or the lack of it, Varun Grover says in the show, “We Indians have a pre-established mathematical mindset. We just need to see a 90 degree corner to spit and litter around the place. Though developing, we are nowhere near to term ourselves even as a third world nation in terms of civic sense”.

The shrewdly displayed act of wittiness, which lasted for about two hours, also talks of their personal experiences during pre and post-liberalisation era, contrasting infrastructure facilities of major metropolitan cities and satirical experiences of Rajoura’s life while growing up in Ghaziabad. 

“His personal life revolving around the incidents of electricity and water issues in Ghaziabad and the stint of political parties were very hilarious and funny,” said Rajesh Kumar, a member of the audience enjoying the act. 

The show was performed at the ‘Downstairs space’ in New Delhi and ‘Canvas laugh factory’ in Mumbai in the preceding days. 

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