- Road to Goa Comedy Festival
Road to Goa Comedy Festival
The Goa Comedy Festival promises evenings of the finest comics giving you new comedy that is guaranteed to leave you red in the face and give your abs a good workout. Goa will see the top comics on tour, supported by a rising star who has recently brought comedy club audiences to its collective knees
The road to Goa’s first comedy festival starts this week with
headlining the LVC Comedy & Music Café in Caculo Mall, Lounge Terminal.
Sonali is among India’s brightest new talents in the comedy circuit and she
impressed as Kenny Sebastian’s opening act last November. Goa Comedy Festival
begins on August 30, 2018 and ends on September 2. The festival is being opened
by India’s biggest comedian Zakir Khan who is fresh of his first sold out
stadium world tour. Day 2 and 3 feature some of the best entertainers in the
state across various forms of entertainment: Stand-up comedy, music, magic and
poetry. The local line up features (Las Viegas Comedy Club ) LVC comedian and
chief, and soon to be feature on Amazon Prime’s Comicstan series, Warren
Viegas. The local line up will also features ‘Back to College’, a show by
Ashish Acharya and Lester D’souza, two of Goa’s best local micers. The final
day is headlined by host of Son of Abish and regular feature in All India
Bakchod(AIB) sketches, Abish Mathews.
He sings, he dances, and when
neither are enough, he tells jokes. One of the most recognised faces of Indian
comedy, Abish Mathew was one of the first Indian YouTube stars, with over 30
million views on his channel. These videos include sketches, stand-up, and of
course, his hit talk-show, ‘Son of Abish’, which has featured stars like AIB,
Vishal Dadlani, Kanan Gill, Badshah, Taapsee Pannu, Cyrus Broacha and Vir Das.
‘Son of Abish’ is now into its third season and brings with it something
different each time! The stand-up comedian has performed 1000+ shows across
India and the world, including New York, Canada and the prestigious Utrecht
International Comedy Festival, Holland. His brand of clean humour has won over
crowds in clubs, colleges and corporates alike.
Zakir Khan is one of the brightest
comedians in the country, as proven by the massive success of his recent ‘Haq
Se Single’ tour, and the Amazon Prime special of the same name. Zakir created
waves in 2016 with his appearance on AIB Diwas, as he swiftly went on to become
what AIB founder Tanmay Bhat describes as “The biggest stand-up comedy act in
India. Period”. A writer by profession, this ‘Confused Desi’ serves his take on
modern India, with a hard-to-resist style of humour that’ll have you nodding
your heads and clapping as you’ll relate to everything he says. One of the few
comedians to consistently sell out venues across the country with his
hard-to-resist rustic humour, Zakir Khan’s phenomenal rise as one of the most
popular comedians in the country is nothing short of extraordinary. Over the
last year, he has sold 50,000 tickets with over 100 shows in clubs, colleges
and arenas. Called a pioneer of storytelling in Indian comedy, his take on
modern India will have you nodding and clapping repeatedly. One of the few
comics to India to do stand-up almost entirely in Hindi, Zakir is indeed a
unique act, and it’s easy to see why.
Part-time stock-broker, a dance
enthusiast and a full-time Gujju who performs comedy on the weekends, Sonali
Thakker is an exciting new comedy talent in the town. Talking about grave
topics like travelling, shopping and chaprigiri in her sets, Sonali’s has
performed on the biggest of stages including Canvas Laugh Club and NCPA. She
has also taken her special ‘Almost There’ to stage across the country.
is a comedian, filmmaker and land mammal. He was briefly a contributor for
HBO’s Emmy winning late night comedy show, ‘Last Week Tonight with John
Oliver’. When asked about his “contributions” he claims, “I got coffee for the
guy that got coffee, for the guy that got coffee for John (Oliver), which is
meaningless because he drank tea. Apart from being a professional human
coffeemaker, I also worked as a editor for the show.” Warren has performed alongside
some of the funniest names in the funny business all over the world!