The culture of standup comedy is rapidly developing in India, although men dominate it. You rarely see a female standup comedian performing in front of a live audience. And this handful of female comedians who are out there are some of the funniest!
If you’re looking a good laughter therapy, these Indian female standup comedians will prove wrong to whoever said, ‘women can’t be funny.’
Leaving her corporate job, Ramya categorically pursued her passion for entertaining people. She steadily gained fame on social media platforms with her standup comedies. Her performances on ‘Comicstaan’ has been the highlight of her career so far.
Unremorseful, raw, and wild describes Anu Menon and her standup Wonder Menon. Her Amazon Special is jam-packed with Menon’s flair for storytelling, relating incidents from her life with self-deprecating wit.
Radhika Vaz is best identified for her straightforward standup comedy. Radhika’s standup videos on YouTube are not just comical but also very gracefully thrashes patriarchy. Her standup gag ‘Why Men And Women Are Different’ will leave you in splits.
Aayushi Jagad is a relatable Gujrati woman whose comic acts are something to look forward to. Whether through her feelings and experiences on Instagram or Arrange Marriages, her standup gives a fresh touch of laughter to our mundane lifestyle!
Cynical and awkward Urooj Ashfaq is recognized for her sense of comedy that is absurd and dark. Her standups are motivated by observations and make one feel many emotions at once.
Sumaira Shaikh’s standup acts are relevant and just as funny! From gambling with grandmother to her SSC school experience Sumaira through her timed punchlines, makes everything sound hilarious. She drops real truth-bombs like paper can even do the work of paperweight!
Only recently I came across Jeeya Seethi comedy, and she is hilarious! While recommending men how to pee she advises them to aim only in the pot because women are not interested in men’s ‘Rasna.’ Her standup ‘How To Pee’ is the absolute boredom booster and she is one of the best Indian female standup comedians.
Through her video, this standup artist from UP attempts to bring her experience and thoughts to the people amusingly and mockingly! Her standup video ‘UP is the Texas of India’ will attest to my point.
Sejal Bhatt is a young female standup comedian. Her comedy, in some sense, sheds light on our household banter. You can’t hold your laughter when the comic jokes that her life dream was to take a bath without a ‘chaddi.’
Famous for her standup comedy, Punya has struck a balance with her professional photographer and teacher roles. Passionate about all her characters, she describes herself as a South Indian Punjabi girl.
Our dearest Sumukhi Suresh is one hell of a dose of energy and comedy. From comedy sketches to acting in YouTube and Amazon Prime web series, to starring in movies, she has many laurels to her credit. Her standup-special ‘Don’t Tell Amma’ is hysterical and relatable.
Aditi Mittal is a comedian who is known for her defiant, patriarchy-knocking sense of humor. Her standup show ‘Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say’ made Mittal one of India’s first female comedians to have her featured show on any web-streaming service.
Neeti Palta is among the most popular female comedians in India. She is known for her humorous style of humor driven by life experiences. Her Amazon Special ‘Almost Sanskari’ is a topsy-turvy journey of her life. Full of irrelevant humor in this standup-special, Palta takes digs at her father, mother, brother, and herself. From struggling as a teen to buying condoms to marriage, this performance has it all.
Kaneez Surka, prominently tagged as the improv comedy star, is known for her spontaneous sense of humor. Her most celebrated comedy series is ‘The General Fun Game Show.’ This game show is humorous and general, as the name suggests. Kaneez Surka, who controls the show in each episode, puts the three contestants on a journey of fun, madness, tears, and maybe a loss of dignity.
Here’s hoping these Indian female standup comedians will bring you as much laughter as it did for us!