Watch | Comedians Cyrus Broacha, Anuradha Menon, and Kanan Gill on why stand-up comedy shouldn’t be a joke
How does a stand-up or comic assess an viewers? What does a profession in comedy entail? All this and extra got here to gentle in a tongue-in-cheek session, May I Have your Attention Please, a freewheeling dialog between comedy consultants Anuradha Menon, Kanan, Gill, Cyrus Broacha, and Suresh Balakrishna, Chief Revenue Officer, The Hindu.
The session touched upon the altering face of comedy through the years, how stand-up on stage was vastly totally different from what’s achieved on TV and the OTT, the prep and pressures that include the commerce, and extra.
Menon and Gill defined how a survey of the viewers was normally sufficient for them to evaluate and accordingly steer their efficiency in a sure path. Speaking of how they tailored to every thing starting from 60-second reels, 20-minute podcasts, and hour-long exhibits whereas remaining humorous and related on social media and the stage, Anu mentioned, “Cyrus and I have had training in television. So, acting on the phone is difficult.
But the dream today is to go viral in some form so that people will eventually come for our shows. The best way to ensure that is to make a 90-sec reel which goes viral, and hope that people eventually turn up for a show. However, irrespective of the medium, the nature of the beast has changed and one has to be wary of the material he/she uses. I chose to stay away from political material for I cannot have a skincare routine in prison,” she joked.
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