1. Kunal Kamra
For comedians in India to turn to political material comes with a cost. And that cost includes getting thrown out of your house by the landlord and getting death threats but that hasn't stopped Kunal Kamra from creating a craze amongst his followers. There are celebrities who have appreciated his work privately but not publically, fellow comedians have refrained from acknowledging him on Social Media AND he's been canceled from shows because of a politician turning up for it. But who is a comedian if he doesn't take it in stride? He also runs a Podcast called Shut Up Ya Kunal’, where he calls people in politics as well as newsmakers for a civil discussion on issues. Follow him if you believe his stand-up acts are your cup of tea but make sure to NOT take offense.
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Kunal-Kamra-370949839764207/
YOUTUBE: LINK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sbc0Ed3_yMu-etXVpj7cg
2. Zakir Khan
Coming from a very humble background, An Indian stand-up comedian, writer, and presenter rose to fame after winning Comedy Central's India's Best Stand Up Comedian competition. He has also been a part of a new comedy show, On Air with AIB. One of his most famous videos is "When I meet a Delhi girl" which has 15 million views now. He is also done an Amazon Prime show 'Haq se single' and appeared as a judge in "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge" season 4. His ability to connect with the audience and describe relatable situations in hilarious ways is what connected him to his fans. He makes sure all his stand-up shows have an emotional aspect to them.
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/kuchhtobhizakir/
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkS7Vxu4PjM99w0Is6idjcg
3. Cyrus Broacha
I mean there are only a few things a person can do well but NO, Cyrus Brocha has been an acclaimed prodigy ever since he started working at the age of 12- when he got his first Hindi film Jalwa. Cyrus has fulfilled multiple roles with utmost efficiency - TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist, and author. And that's nothing, he has also been a Radio Jockey ever since FM Radio launched in India. He has also hosted cricket shows and interviewed nearly every cricketer of our generation. Broacha anchors a news satire and comedy show, The Week That Wasn't on CNN-IBN, co-written and directed by friend Kunal Vijaykar. I mean is there anything he cannot do? He has blessed us with his wit and humor.
4. Atul Khatri
A 40+ Guy but the best stand-up comedians in the country. CNN-IBN has rated him as the top 10 comedians in India. He realized his calling a little late in life. He is a computer engineer and a British management scholar, but we are glad he decided to do this. He brings his perspective about different things and his experiences through his comedy. Don't forget to watch his comical fresh take on Justin Beiber's Concert in Mumbai.
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/hornysindhi/
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoAkOJtcToS0piLQMO-W4uw
5. Vir Das
Who doesn't know Vir Das? I mean we all know comedy doesn't get better than this. His intelligent humor and handsome face have caught the eye of a million female fans across the globe. He is one of the first Indian Comedians to have done a stand-up comedy set for Netflix India and you are missing something great in life if you haven't watched that. Not only a Bollywood actor and a world-class comedian, he is also a columnist and a musician.
6. Sahil Shah
Sahil is one of the founding members of East India Comedy. He's performed over 600 shows and counting, including performances in New York, London, Singapore, and Dubai. (Yes he goes international too). He's a versatile comedian who can perform for the corporate crowd as well as the college crowd. He has also given TEDx Talk and featured in shows "UR Fired" on Channel V and "The Front Row" on Star World.
7. Abhish Mathew
Abish Mathew is one of the better known stand-up comedians and YouTube performers in India, who tasted celebrityhood with All India Backchod (AIB) and his comedy show, Son of Abish. He did what most successful people do, left his secure job at 95 Fm and came to Bombay to explore more avenues in stand-up comedy. He has the rare talent of having all the other co-comedians in splits while if anyone else makes the same joke, it just isn't as funny as it should be. His instincts are funnier than pre-prepared jokes and that is his strong point.
8. Kenny Sebastian
He comes from an army background and has tried his hand at quite a few things from music, to filmmaking and ultimately the thing he enjoys the most and that is stand-up comedy. He performed on stage for the first time at the age of 19 and hasn’t stopped since. With a great sense of humor creating humorous content on everyday topics, a great voice and a rare ability to make really weird but cute expressions, Kenny Sebastian now has a huge fan following. The Bangalore-based stand-up comedian is arguably one of the biggest comedy acts in the country, creating content fit for both the Internet and the stage.
9. Kanan Gill
A comedian, youtube and an actor - Kanan Gill has strived through perfection. His youtube show "Pretentious Movie Reviews" with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath brought him into the highlight and lead him to a successful journey of achieving that came his way. We can't forget that we are talking about a software engineer who left his job to pursue something he's brilliant at which was definitely an inspiration to many. One should totally check out his debut movie Noor to admire his acting skills.
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/GillKanan/
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/user/knngill
10. Biswa Kalyan
Biswa's popularity became prominent because of his sarcastic way of portraying his opinions in the funniest style possible. His sarcasm definitely took him a look way ahead with his "Mast Admi" memes flooding over Facebook. He was identified through Pretentious Movies Reviews which went viral on the internet which gave a Biswa an amazing opportunity to flourish as an individual artist too and come up with his own stand-up shows. Keeping that aside we totally agree nothing can beat the humorous duo of his fellow comedian Kanan and Biswa on a stage together.