Her tryst with humour

Her tryst with humour

Her tryst with humour

Having won over 70,000 followers within a year of starting her channel on YouTube, Prajakta Koli has become the new comic talent in town. What makes her videos worth a watch, is her ability to see humour in the mundane. While she might come across as just another perky young girl with an uncanny knack for wit, she nailed it in her first upload.

The 5-minute monologue, where she rambles about the types of singles on Valentine’s Day won her over 1,000 views within minutes of being uploaded. Puja Gupta spoke to the 22-year-old internet sensation where she talks more about her venture.
 
Tell us more about yourself.
I grew up dreaming to become a radio jockey one day. However, when I became one, I didn’t enjoy even a bit of it. But I kept doing it because that was the only plan I had since I was in grade 6. Finally, when YouTube came my way, I leaped.

How and when did your tryst with humour and the internet begin?
Around 3 years ago, I thought I should start writing a blog. The idea sounded interesting and I started writing articles. I realised that I enjoyed writing a lot of sarcasm entailed with humour. My family and friends were the only people who followed my blog and they loved it. I think that’s when it struck.

What changes have you experienced since then?
I have noticed a lot of changes. I think the channel and its progress has helped me be more of myself. I have learnt to appreciate little things and stay positive. At the same time, the channel has taught me how to handle negativity. I am a better person than I was.
 
What points do you keep in mind while writing content for your videos?
I always like making videos that everyone can enjoy. Although my target audience is  majorly between 16 and 30, I like making content that people of other ages can relate to. I always tell my viewers, ‘If you are watching my videos and someone walks into your room, you don’t have to wear your earphones.’ I like keeping my content clean and try not to make anybody uncomfortable.
 
How do you try to stand out from contemporaries?
I think YouTube is a platform where only individuality can come to the rescue when it comes to competition. My content can only stand out if I present it in my own individual way. But then again no two people are the same as
individuals, so that rules out the competition. I like working for viewers, not contemporaries.

What are your goals?
I have always made plans and they always came true. But with YouTube, I am going to let the future surprise me.

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