Are you searching for new Indian stand-up comedians in 2024? If yes, follow this list of the top 10 new stand-up comedians in India in 2024.
Making people laugh is an art, great comedians know this art very well. Indian cinema is one of the broad film and entertainment industries where you can find outstanding comedians. From Johnny Lever to Zakir Khan India has produced several best stand-up comedians. Today we are here to talk about the stand-up comedians in India of the new generation. Please go through the list and tell us your favorite Indian stand-up comedian in the comment section.
Top 10 New Stand-up Comedians in India 2024
Rahul Dua is one of the brightest stand-up comedians in India of the new generation. He is a B.Tech, MBA postgraduate by education. The winner of NDTV and Comedy Central Chuckle Hunt in the year 2016 later made his debut on Amazon Prime for Comicstaan in 2018. This comedian tried various fields before trying his hand at stand-up comedy, which gained him a runner-up position in Comicstaan. Soon Rahul, with co-contestant Suri, collaborated to perform a tour throughout the country called the Dua-Suri Show. Upon the success, they did another show, Oh Hello!, the following year, from 2019 to 2020.
Rahul is an excellent student other than comedy, managing to study in the top business school in the country. He is engaged to his girlfriend, Nidhi Tyagi.
Kanan Singh Gill is a stand-up comedian and actor. Along with his engineering career, he participated in 02 competitions, winning both and finally pursuing comedy. His series of pretentious Movie Reviews on YouTube went viral, creating buzz and popularity, later landed a movie role opposite Sonakshi Sinha in 2017.
Kanan did multiple web series on Amazon Prime and YouTube like Keep It Real, Better Life Foundation, Son of Abish, I Can Do That, The Improvisers: Something From Nothing, and the recent Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill on Netflix in 2020.
Biswa Kalyan Rath
Biswa Kalyan Rath is a B.tech graduate, writer, and comedian born in Odisha. Biswa embarked on his journey as a stand-up comedian in 2013 while still working for Oracle. Kalyan with Kanan hosted the acclaimed series Pretentious Movie Reviews the following year, creating a massive fan base and performing live comedy in his first show. He is a creator and writer of the Laakhon Mein Ek series on Amazon Prime, apart from participating as a stand-up comedian and judge in multiple Amazon Videos on the web platform.
Biswa in Your Face is his first solo tour across the nation, which had a follow-up of Biswa Mast Aadmi. He has a YouTube channel with over 685k subscribers, 406k followers on Instagram, and 253k followers on Facebook.
Aakash Gupta is a theatre artist, actor, and comedian mastering sketch comedy. He is an excellent performer making place among the first stand-up comedians to have trended #1 on YouTube, attracting national and international followers.
Aakash has also participated in some web series on Amazon Prime and Comedy Premium League on Netflix, emerging in the top 3. In 2021, he ventured into writing, directing with acting on AVOD. He was the lead actor in the Couple Goals S3, a web premiere on Amazon. Aakash is married to Samay Raina, and the event had the presence of multiple comedians and content creator friends.
Aditi Mittal is an actress, writer, and the only and the first female stand-up comedian in this list of the top 10 stand-up comedians in India 2024. She is well acclaimed in the comedy industry besides being on the list of top 05 Indians to feature in The Comedy Store- a U.K. organization. Also, she has featured in South African and American comics along with Stand-Up Planet, an American documentary.
Additi’s appearances include Canvas Laugh Factory, BBC Asia-Trial Blazers, Ripping the Decade, Fools Gold Awards, and Bollywood OMG, apart from her series on YouTube Bad Girls. She performs mainly in observational comedy garnering vast popularity on social media.
Abhishek Upmanyu is a well-known Indian stand-up comedian of the current time. He did several jobs before shifting his complete focus to comedy with his YouTube channel. Upmanyu’s first video on YouTube garnered views above 17 million and currently has over 4 million subscribers on his channel. Abhishek has performed stand-up comedy on national and foreign platforms, including Jealous of Sabjiwala, Thoda Saaf Bol, Team Animals, Marriage and Indian English, Friends, Crime, & The Cosmos. Apart from comedy videos, Abhishek is a writer for AIB On-Air.
Varun Grover is a renowned writer, stand-up comedian, poet, and civil engineer. He began working in the industry as a writer in 2006 in The Great Indian Comedy Show, SABKa Bheja Fry, Jay Hind!, and 10 Ka Dum, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. Later in 2011, he started writing lyrics venturing into the production and direction of the film. A few of his works as a lyricist include Badhaai Do, Sui Dhaaga, Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Sacred Games, and Kiss. Varun won the national award for Dum Laga Ke Haisha, gaining recognition among Aisi Taisi Democracy- a comedy group.
Anubhav Singh Bassi
Anubhav Singh Bassi is a BA LLB graduate and a famous new Stand-up comedian in India as of 2024. He was born on 9 January 1991 in Meerut, India. He focuses strongly on anecdotal comedy and received Youth Icon of the Year in 2021. Abhinav’s comedy career was set in motion in 2019 with his video on Youtube called Cheating receiving over 39M Views. With just 11 videos on his YouTube channel, Bassi has a whooping 3.68M subscribers, 1.5M followers on Instagram, 43k followers on Twitter, and 33k followers on Facebook. In just 06 months, Anubhav did a tour in over 35 Indian cities to perform his show, Bas Kar Bassi, which was hugely successful, full shows. Apart from this, he made a cameo appearance in Comedy Couple and a monologue in Amazon Funnies.
Munawar Iqbal Faruqui is another one of the most famous young Indian stand-up comedians in 2024. He is also a rapper and songwriter. He was born on 28 January 1992 in Junagadh, India. Recently, he won the reality TV show Lock Upp Season 1 and gained popularity across the country. Currently, he is entertaining the audience in the Indian TV reality show BigBoss. A comedian should have humor & perfect comic timing, Munawar has that talent.
Dawood, Yamraaj & Aurat, his video on Youtube plays a significant role in his rise to fame. Faruqui frequently updates his social media sites engaging the audience in his different comic styles. His first video on music garnered more than 2L views, later uploading other music videos and charting a high rate of people watching, such as Halki Si Barsaat, Khamoshi, Khwahish, and Kaamil.
Zakir Khan is the modern-time best stand-up comedian in India besides an actor, writer, and host. He was born on 20 August 1987 in Indore, India. He has worked in several fields before landing in comedy with open mic and On Air with AIB.
This stand-up comedian became famous for his win on Comedy Central(India’s Best Stand-up Comedian show). He has performed in numerous comedy shows (stand-up). Also, he has been a mentor in the 5th season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Zakir has 02 videos on Amazon Prime Haq Se Single, Kaksha Gyarvi, and an OTT series Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare. He has an enormous fan following of 7.16M subscribers on his YouTube channel, 4.6M followers on Instagram, 2.5M Facebook followers, and 1.2M Twitter followers.