Stand Up (For) Comedy: Do Indians Lack a Sense of Humour?

PUBLISHED ON: February 8, 2015 | Duration: 50 min, 43 sec

   
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A young group of stand-up comedians are in the firing line after their show in Mumbai triggered a controversy and invited a series of complaints against the use of expletives and race and religion jokes. The Maharashtra government is now investigating the programme. On 'We The People', we debate: do Indians lack a sense of humour? Is the AIB being hounded and harassed by the state government? And does the popularity of AIB signal a generational shift in culture? But what about sexist jokes? Is sexism being dressed up as wit? Do some jokes go too far? Popular comedians Radhika Vaz, Suresh Menon, Neeti Palta and Sanjay Rajoura join the discussion along with BJP spokesperson Shaina NC, author and columnist Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Catholic Secular Forum founder Brother Joseph Dias and former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.
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