What do stand up comedy and cartoons have in common… um, Ravi Gupta! Okay, sorry about that, it was a bad one. But we promise you this guy is nothing like us. He doesn’t crack bad jokes and really does make cartoons for a living. What a life, eh?
What : Xtreme Comedy Night with Ravi Gupta
When : Apr 15, 2018 | 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Where: Xtreme Sports Bar & Grill, Sector 22B
By now there’s not one citizen in this country that is untouched by the rising storm of stand up comedy across the nation. We all know what it is, how it works, why we love it. We actively hanker after stand up for our own reasons of distraction. Cartoons, on the other hand, are like the witty & wiser older brother of stand up comedy. He’s been around for at least a century and was playing the joker for his audience for as long as stand up hadn’t arrived.
And yet, cartoons and jokes remain related. A cartoon is like a joke drawn on paper. Both carry an element of wit and let on as little as possible to create an effect. Though cartoons appear funny, often they are dealing with something serious and put a funny spin on it. Comedy comes more easily from stupidity than solemnity, and that’s why silly jokes on something serious create an effect of laughter. What makes the relationship of comedy and cartoons interesting is that with the help of a few words and images, a whole picture comes together and leaves behind a third, bigger image in the reader’s mind.
Now, what happens when you mix stand up and cartoons? Well, we’ll just have to wait and find out this weekend at Ravi’s show. Originally from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, this young cartoonist is now based in Delhi and makes humour for a living – in more ways than one. He claims to have very few talents (ya right! Like these two aren’t enough, haan?) and humour remains the most prominent of the lot. He also claims to laugh a lot at himself. But then which comic act doesn’t take a dig or two at their own self? They need to be able to laugh at their own shortcomings too.
Of late, Mr. Gupta has been performing solo and non-solo events (with established comedians nonetheless) at colleges, corporates, open mic events, industry associations, etc. Ravi’s comedy is generally based on the daily life of the average citizen, bringing out mundane aspects of everyday life with an edgy and witty take on it. Known as the ‘shuddh desi comic’ within the comedy circuit, Ravi depends on the tagline ‘bhokal tight hai” to express his general state of existence.
Catch him live this Sunday at Xtreme Sports Bar & Grill. Book your tickets here now.