Karan Johar will debut as a stand-up comic on a microphone stand; Wants Mentor Alia Bhatt!
Filmmaker Karan Johar is set to make his debut as a stand-up comedian in the second season of One Mic Stand, despite not laughing while listening to the comedy scripts.
Speaking of his stand-up comedy experience, Karan said, “I never really thought about it. I’m not someone who laughs by nature, I just never laugh out loud. Even when I hear the script for comedies, I don’t laugh. I always give this disclaimer to the writer, to the narrator in advance. But I am very intrigued by it. I’ve always wondered how isolating it can be for the person standing on stage having to be funny. What if the jokes don’t land? “
“So I took that as a challenge. I think comedy is evolving a lot in the pop culture area today and I think stand-up comedy is an amazing new vertical in the entertainment world that I’ve always wanted to be a part of. That’s why I thought about it and accepted, ”added Karan Johar.
Karan Johar opened up about being trained by acclaimed stand-up comedian Sumukhi Suresh and what he loved most about her.
He said, “The reason I wanted Sumukhi and no one else is because I am very fascinated with her. I have seen a lot of her centerpieces and she is fantastic. She’s real, relatable, and I really love her. She is one of the main reasons I agreed to do this.
Speaking of making jokes, Karan Johar said, “When I laugh out loud on Koffee with Karan, I’m also on a show. You don’t want to laugh but you laugh loudly because you want to make the audience think your guest is funny. I think the only thing about being a comedy audience is you have to laugh. Because imagine we have me and I faceless and giggling and it will be a death nail to anyone looking. So one of the reasons I did this was to see if I would be able to land my jokes.
When asked who would he be a film industry mentor in stand-up comedy, he said, “Well I think Alia Bhatt is a great actress and when she tells a story she can. be really funny. Therefore, it will be very exciting for me to mentor her as I’m not prolific, but at least watching her do it herself would be interesting. She can really tell a story and land on the hitting line. ‘a cool way.’
One Mic Stand will air from October 22 on Amazon Prime.
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