Stand-Up Comedy Evening: Kalkutta Komedians at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar on August 30th

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Kalkutta Komedians presents LADIES’ NIGHT with Uma Thakar and Aditi Mittal at G.D. Birla Sabhagar on Friday, 30th August.

Uma Thakar
Aditi Mittal
Vaibhav Sethia
Anirban Dasgupta
Sayan Ghosh
Raouf Gangjee

Raouf Gangjee

Kolkata is gearing up for a torrent of laughter with comedians Uma Thakar and Aditi Mittal who will entertain the city on 30th August 2013. Kalkutta Komedians presents these two extraordinary women known for their strong stage presence and their terrific sense of humour.

Uma is an Indian-Australian comedienne, story teller and writer. Aditi, a well known name in Indian English standup comedy is an actress, writer and teacher.

Kalkutta Komedians open the stand-up comedy show with comics Raouf Gangjee, Vaibhav Sethia, Anirban Dasgupta, Sayan Ghosh.

Uma Thakar is a stand-up comedian, story teller and writer. She has performed in Australia at major events such as Australia Day, International Women’s Day, Harmony Day and the Festival of Lights. She has taken part in the St Kilda Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Laugh to Stop Homelessness. Uma’s internet channel has followers in America and Asia. She also writes a blog, Uma has also produced and directed documentaries, presented humour workshops, scripted and acted in television shows, and is presently writing a book, ‘The surreal diary of an Aussie Indian comic.’

Aditi Mittal is also the first Indian comedian to perform at the home of stand-up comedy in the world “The Laugh Factory” in Los Angeles, California. She was one of the first 5 Indian comedians to perform at The Comedy Store, Mumbai. Today, she is a regular at Canvas Laugh Factory, and has performed at venues across the country.

Mittal is a columnist for DNA, and FirstpostIndia and has appeared in various television specials such as Phenking News with Cyrus Broacha, Ripping the decade with Vir Das, Fools gold Awards with Cyrus Sahukar and is a regular on India’s award-winning online comedy show, Jay Hind.

“1 of the Top 10 Comedians in India”—Times of India

Top 30 Witty, Intelligent and incredibly funny Indian women to follow on Twitter”—

“Aditi, get off that damn computer.” (Her father)


KALKUTTA KOMEDIANS are Kolkata’s finest English standup comedy group, not least because they are Kolkata’s only English standup comedy group.

Raouf Gangjee: The half-German founder of Kalkutta Komedians. During the historic battle to change the name of Calcutta to Kolkata, he fought valiantly against the intelligentsia (on behalf of the stupidsia) to use the German spelling ‘Kalkutta’ instead (as in ‘Kalkutta Über Alles’). He has appeared on the cover of the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first person in history with any German blood to have a sense of humour.

Anirban Dasgupta completed engineering and moved to Sales just like a good student would do. Then he moved to standup comedy which was logical for him to do. Apart from making smart professional and personal decisions, he also loves politics. After all, a comedian must love the source of his material.

Vaibhav Sethia says “I’m just another Marwari kid born into decent money. I pretend to be an actor, graphic designer and architect during the day, and then laze around in the evenings, taking antacids. Thanks to Bhujia and Papad, love you guys, mmmuah. An IIT-ian by degree (yes, I’m showing off!) and a comedian at heart. I’m just experimenting in life, doing what I like the most- performing stand-up comedy.”



10th December: Kalkutta Komedians with Andy Zaltzman

28th March: Kalkutta Komedians with Papa CJ

26th June: Kalkutta Komedians with Vir Das

27th July: Kalkutta Komedians with Cyrus Broacha


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