Top 5 Best Indian Stand-Up Comedians

In today’s stressful life, people are interested in humor entertainment, and stand-up comedians are gaining much popularity. As of today’s social media culture, we have seen a rise in stand-up clubs in the past decade in India. People are professionally living off this as a skilled career and have made an impactful name in this section. Laughter clubs are engaging the youth and elder audience and going viral and becoming a social trend. The audience can correlate with the funny punches and touches of humor content.

In 2021 we bring you the most talented, humor and energetic stand-up comedians with their unique humorous style of engaging the audience.

1. Kapil Sharma


Comedy king Kapil Sharma has a remarkable impact on the audience for his incredibly witty punch lines and creative narratives. His gags have a taste of regular life and connect well with a middle-class Indian. He rose to fame after winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He was also the winner of the Comedy circus and gained immense popularity with his show Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. Kapil has also appeared in movies and singing shows.

2. Zakir Khan


The most famous Sakht Launda among youngsters, Zakir, connects with the audience with his unique style of satire, relationship struggle, survival of bachelors, and promoting singleness by choice. Zakir won the comedy central’s show India’s best stand-up comedian. He got instant fame on AIB’s performance on AIR ‘When I met a Delhi girl’ and his show Haq Se Single and Chacha Vidhayak Hain Hamare on Amazon Prime. He has garnered millions of fan following on Youtube through his multitalented qualities like composing songs and poetry. He has presented his poetry “Shoonya Per Sawar Hoon”, “Apne Aap Ke Bhi Piche Khara Hain Mera”, “Bus Ka Intezar Karte Huye”.and gained huge fame from different platforms.

3. Abhishek Upmanyu

Being an engineer and research analyst or working as a writer, on AIR with AIB, this Delhi boy has a hilarious style of oneliner dialogue delivery and unparalleled observation skills on trash jokes on breakups, differentiate between Delhites & Mumbaikers, Indian insults, and comebacks. Abhishek Upmanyu is truly one of the best comedians of millennials who will keep you laughing until the very end. He got acknowledged for his first upload in 2017 and now has 3.66 million subscribers on youtube. Upmanyu covers apparently common topics with insightful and comical effects with his super fast delivery & writing prowess.

4. Anubhav Bassi

Anubhav Singh Bassi as storyteller comedian and an interactive host can captivate you with his brand of a retrospective to his past stories on School, college, friends, careers, struggles, decisions with witty interjections, and will make you burst into laughter and great sense of wonder. Leading sensation and entertainment niche Bassi is a qualified lawyer and a UPSC Aspirant. He is known for his anecdotal comedy. Bassi gained immense fame & millions of subscribers by his first upload, ‘Cheating’ in 2019 on his youtube channel. He also did a hilarious show called Bas Ker Bassi.

5. Kenny Sebastian

Kenny Sebastian a stand-up comedian, writer, showrunner, musician, and improviser, started his journey as a musician and making dozen of short films. He is plausibly one of the biggest comedians who create content for English stand-up acts that fit both the internet and the stage. He performs with a unique style of facial expressions and rhymes with oneliner jokes. Kenny has done many international shows and performed on OTT platforms like Amazon Prime videos and Netflix. Kenny Sebastian gained initial popularity with his show ‘Don’t be that guy’ & Chai time with Kenny in 2017.

He also appeared in Comicstaan as a judge and mentor on Amazon Prime and on Netflix’s ‘The Most Interesting Person in the Room’. He has 2.12 million subscribers on youtube. Kenny has delivered more than 500 shows across the world.

Edited by Prakriti Arora

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