From Sakht Launda to Sky Gupta the list is fully fledged with the best and have covered most of the comedians for you. Bring some popcorn and scroll down to read about them.
Comedy is something which is intended to make someone happy. In the past few years we have seen that the craze for stand-up comedy is increasing among the young generation. To be honest, comedy takes away our stress and anxiety. So, if you are confused between choosing the best Stand up comedians in India, then undernneath list is for you. Dig deeper into the post to know every essential things about best 16 comedians in India.
Aakash Gupta aka Sky Gupta
Aakash Gupta was the co- winner of the second season of Comicstaan. He completed his Bachelors degree from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. Before becoming a stand up comedian. Aakash resigned from his corporate job and then he started learning different forms of theatre. In 2014 he did an Internship in Radio Mantra. Years later, he developed his interest in Improv comedy.
Aakash Gupta has a total of 1 Million followers on Instagram and 3.35 Million subscribers on Youtube. His famous videos are:
Sarojini Nagar, Dogs, Junior College, Delhi Metro, Childhood Dreams and more.
Anubhav Singh Bassi
Anubhav Singh Bassi was born in Meerut. He completed his schooling from Deewan Public School. He completed his graduation in B.A in LLB from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University. Before being a stand up comedian, Bassi was a UPSC aspirant and had a food business.
Anubhav Singh Bassi has 3 Million + subscribers on Youtube and 1.5 Million followers on Instagram. He got popularity after some videos like
Roommate, Hostel, Cheating, Waxing and others.
In 2022, he also gave his own
Ted Talk which got 5.8 Million views on Youtube. Recently Bassi even interviewed Kapil Sharma and the video got approximately 11 Million views on Youtube.
Harsh Gujral aka Sasta Vicky Kaushal
Harsh Gujral is also known as Sasta Vicky Kaushal because of their similar face. He completed his high school from Delhi. He enrolled in IIT Varanasi. Before starting his career in stand up comedy, he did various corporate jobs.
After working hard for his future, he finally showed up on the stage of ‘Canvas Laugh Club’. After getting fame, he performed on many stages like Mic Drop and more. Harsh Gujral has 1 Million followers on Instagram and a total of 1.6 Million Subscribers on Youtube.
His famous videos are:
Harsh & Bassi Unleashed, Shaddi ki Rasmein, Kanpur and River Ganga and many more. Harsh also entertains his fans on Instagram too by posting funny reels and stories.
P.S: He is my personal favourite!
Abhishek Upmanyu is one of the most famous comedians in India. He completed his schooling from St. Xaviers School Chandigarh and then he attended Punjab University and completed his B.E in Chemical Engineering. Moreover, he worked as an intern in Ranbaxy. Later he worked as a Research Analyst.
In 2015, he joined ‘On the air with AIB’ as a writer. And finally in 2016 he uploaded a video
Indian Insults and Comeback which became popular among the young generation. Abhishek Upmanyu has 4.12 Million Subscribers on Youtube and 1.4 Million followers on Instagram.
His top 5 famous videos are:
Friends, Crime, & The Cosmos Delhi, Mumbai & Rich People Breakup, Respecting Elders, & Discrimination Porn Marriage & Indian English
Aishwarya Mohanraj is a well known stand -up comedian. Other than a comedian she is a youtuber who entertains her subscribers and a storyteller too. She completed her Bachelors in Pharmacy. In 2016 she was an intern in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and in 2017 she worked as a research analyst. In 2018, she wrote content for the show ‘Son of Abhish’.
Aishwarya was a contestant in Comicstaan and people loved her performance. Moreover, she started posting youtube videos which became popular. Currently, she has 643k subscribers on Youtube and 661k followers on Instagram. She has also collaborated with Amazon Prime.
Her famous videos are:
Aditi Mittal is a female comedian who is famous for her extraordinary sense of humour. Times of India rated her amongst the top 10 stand up comedians. In 2012, she was also invited by the BBC to the prestigious 100 women conference. Her first show was ‘Things they wouldn’t let me say’ at Canvas Laugh Factory. Before entering this field, she had a job in New York.
Aditi Mittal is known for her bold attitude. From sanitary Napkins to Bra Shopping, she has made several videos. In, 2018 she was accused by Kaneez Surkha for sexual harassment. Later on she apologised by saying that she was just giving a peck on her lips.
Most watched videos of Aditi Mittal :
Bra Shopping , Sanitary Napkins and Indian Ghosts.
Appurv Gupta aka Gupta Ji
Appurv Gupta was born and brought up in Delhi. He completed his graduation in Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology. He started performing at Toastmasters Club after graduation. Later on he posted a youtube video from which he gained popularity. Besides that he performed at several college fests and corporate events like Airtel, Tanishq and many more.
Currently Gupta Ji has 515k subscribers on Youtube and 251k followers on Instagram. Many of his videos got million plus views like
Hotel Wala Experience , Gupta Ji Ki Aeroplane Wali Journey, Daaru, Chakhna Aur Ulti , Gupta Ji Ka Neend Wala Experience and many more.
Kenneth Mathew Sebastian was born and brought up in India. He has a degree in Visual Arts. He gained popularity by making songs from the tweets, known as #KennySing4Me. Kenny has appeared in several international shows also. He created an improvised sketch show ‘The Living Room’ for Comedy Central. Also, he did Cameo roles in web series like Humorously Yours, Pushpavalli and more.
Kenny has also gained popularity by performing on several OTT Platforms. He was a judge for Comicstaan. His must watch videos are:
Middle Class Restaurants Problems
Indian Parents, OCD And Electricity At Home, Being Indian in America, Customer Service & Why we are “Paavam” and more.
Gaurav Gupta has done his schooling from Andhra Education Society Sri Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial School. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from ITS Dental College. He became a dental practitioner and in 2015 he decided to try Stand-Up Comedy.
His first show didn’t go well but after that he did several shows. He became popular when his video got viral on whatsapp. He further said that “I don’t know who among them downloaded the video and shared it on whatsapp, but I am grateful for that person. It made me popular and I started getting more shows.”
Gaurav Gupta has amazing sense of humour and his famous videos are:
Baniya Wedding Mai Punjabi Flavour, Daughter, Gharwale (Baniya | Punjabi), Baccha Hum Paal Lenge and more.
Zakir Khan was born and raised in Indore. He is a college drop out. Zakir gained popularity when he won the title of ‘India’s Best Stand-Up’. He also wrote and played the main role of ‘Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare’. Other than Amazon series, he has also presented poetry at Rekhta, also appeared in the fifth season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Co- hosted and wrote On Air with AIB. Looks like Zakir Khan has done everything.
His video When I Met A Delhi Girl got 71 Million views on Youtube. He has 7.17 million subscribers on Youtube and 4.6 million followers on Instagram.
Must watch videos:
Life Mein Chahiye Izzat, Suno, gharwale aa rahe hai!, Tum So Gaye The Nah?, Photo Kheechani Nahi Aati, Bhai, Mera Break up Hogaya and more.
Gaurav Kapoor is one of the most talented comedians. He is a rising star. Gaurav quit his corporate job and became a full time comedian. He was a retail planner in ‘Reliance Trend’ earlier. Not just Youtube videos but he keeps his Instagram followers entertained by posting random funny reels. His last Instagram reel ‘Rains In Delhi’ got 3.2 Million views and 183k likes.
Talking about Instagram followers, he has a total of 418k followers on Instagram and 1.08 Million subscribers on Youtube. Other than his stand- up comedy channel, he has another channel called ‘Gaurav Kapoor Vlogs’.
Gaurav Kapoor Famous Youtube Videos:
No Ball, Rich People, Lifebuoy and Nano, Smartphones and Passwords, Royal Enfield Joke & Internet Hate.
In 2017, he uploaded a video where he joked about Royal Enfield Bullet and in return he got so many negative comments and hate. In response to that hate he uploaded a video Royal Enfield Joke & Internet Hate.
Rahul Subramanian is a Mumbai based comedian. He started his career in 2014. Rahul worked as a manager earlier and said “I was working in a corporate job and it wasn’t that much fun. So, I was looking for something to do after work that would make me feel good about myself. I had seen a few stand-up shows and I said to myself, ‘let’s try it just for fun’. But my first show, in May 2014, wasn’t funny at all. It had some jokes about Rahul Gandhi and my name. But I wasn’t in it for the money because I had a full-time job then,”
Some of his most popular acts:
Live In Bangalore, Bangalore, Awkward Conversations, Housemaid, Break Up and MBA and more.
Vir Das appeared in many movies and television shows like Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone, Badmash Gang and more. He has also written some columns in Femina, Maxim and Tehelka. He is a rising star with 812k subscribers on youtube and 1.2 Million followers on Instagram. His famous videos are:
Indians are Racist-ish, Indians are Homophobic and more.
Satya Prakash Srivastav is professionally known as Raju Srivastav. He first started his journey with the ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and finished that show as a second runner up. After that he participated in ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge- Champions’ and got a title of ‘The King of Comedy’. Raju Srivastav has done many shows including Comedy ka Maha Muqabla, The Indian Mazak League. He began his journey by doing some roles in bollywood movies like Bombay to Goa, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya. Raju Srivastav is a very old stand up legendary comedian who is full of great humour and by some people he is considered as best comedian of India.
Videos to watch:
Indian Shaadi, Khaana Aur Fashion, Have a blast, Raju Srivastav is here – The Kapil Sharma Show, Raju Srivastav Best Comedy Act Performance | Kumbh Mela Shivir, Ujjain and more.
Here comes the All- Rounder, one and only Kapil Sharma. Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, actor, show host, producer and more. Forbes India ranked him at 11th and 18th in their celebrity 100 list in 2016 and 2017. Kapil gained popularity when he won ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2007. After that he kept participating in different shows like Comedy Circus, Ustaado ka Ustaad and more. He stated that he came to Mumbai so that he can become a singer. But life had different plans for him.
Kapil Sharma launched his show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’. And currently he is hosting his own show. Other than that, Kapil also appeared in a PETA campaign where he promoted the adoption of cats and dogs. Kapil has also adopted animals.
Vivek Samtani is a rising star. Though he is not much famous among people right now, but the way he is working hard I can assure that he will gain popularity. Not much information about him is available on google but by some research his hobbies include: Painting, Drumming and Swimming. He is obsessed with ‘Death Note’.
He became famous after his video ‘Periods and Sanitary Pads’ and even Scoopwhoop
posted about that.
Must watch videos:
Periods and Sanitary pads, Sex Jokes, Engineers and more.
So, this was the list of the 16 best comedians of India and some of the honrable mentioned are Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan, Vipul Goyal. You can watch the videos of these comedian on all accessible or public platforms.