Gaurav Kapoor sounds like a celebrity name but he is only a short boy from Delhi who is actually a fully grown man. Apart from a day job, the only thing he has going for him is that he is funny. So funny in fact that he has won every open mic competition on the Mumbai circuit including Big Mic, Canvas Laugh Club, Chalta Hai and Buzz Off and has opened for Russell Brand on his India tour. His favorite topics are Jaat culture, people who buy Royal Enfields and poverty, mostly his own. His friends say that the stories he narrates off stage are even funnier but we may never know. Gaurav claims to be a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and is understandably working in the retail sector. Having recently changed his name from Kapur to Kapoor, he is hoping being neurologically correct will add two inches to his height.
Part-time stock-broker, full-time Gujju and weekend comedienne, Sonali Thakker is the biggest threat to the dumb blonde theory. Covering socially relevant topics such as travelling, shopping and chaprigiri, Sonali's stand-up is powerful, always funny and sometimes scary. And it has taken her to the biggest of stages including Canvas Laugh Club and NCPA.
The other big love of her life is travelling as it gives her great material and is the only way she can escape from people cracking Gujju jokes. Surprisingly, stand-up has not increased her popularity on Shaadi.com but that is okay coz Sonali has been kicking ass even before womens empowerment was a thing.
One of India's youngest professional comedians, Deep was born and brought up in the bustle of Mumbai. Like that information made a difference to your life. It's ok read on. He majored in advertising to become a copywriter and happened to on the way start his own comedy collective called Comic Kaun? (What a pun! Oh yeah!) At a tender age of 21, he became a regular at premium comedy venues across the country. The downfall of his self-esteem began when he realised that after years of growing up he turned out to become a Jacky Bhagnani look-alike.
Kautuk Srivastava is a Mumbai-based writer and comedian. As a writer he has written and performed for MTV on shows such as MyCam, Drive with MTV, Reality Stars, MTV Rock the Vote, The List with Varun Thakur, and most recently, Sumit Sambhal Lega. As a comedian he has worked with Vir Das at Weirdass Comedy and has performed at major venues across Mumbai. His brand of humour is described as personal, observational and sometimes even funny. He is currently a member of SnG Comedy, one of the foremost comedy collectives in the country. They do stand-up, sketch, improv and yoga on Wednesdays.