Standup Comedy

The Pune Comedy Festival 2.0

Oct. 28 – 29, 2017

501 Onwards

Pune

Vrindavan Lawns, Pune, India

The first edition of The Pune Comedy Festival was a huge success with a lineup of more than 30 comedians, which included Kenny Sebastian, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Atul Khatri, Papa CJ, Daniel Fernandes, Sahil Shah, Sapan Verma, Varun Thakur and many more performing across 3 days. We have been receiving a tremendous amount of feedback and demands for the next comedy festival to be organized soon. We too had great fun organizing the Festival and the memories of the great acts by so many artists still bring smiles to our faces.

So now Classic Rock Coffee Co. is extremely pleased to announce The Pune Comedy Festival 2.0 taking place in the last week of October. You've been watching their YouTube videos and going gaga over their specials, now be ready to watch them live as some of the currently most popular stand-up comics take the stage over 2 days (maybe even a 3rd day could be added) of fun, laughter and no holds barred top class comedy Keep watching this space and the social media pages of your favourite stand-up artists as more artists will be announced as part of the lineup soon!


  1. Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
  2. Venue rules apply.
  3. Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check your total amount before payment.
  4. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  5. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior at the venue to pick up your physical tickets.
  6. Is parking available at the venue: Yes
  7. Is parking Free or Chargeable - Free
  8. Age limit to enter the Event / Buy tickets - 16+


ARTISTS PERFORMING AT THE PUNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2.0:

Kanan Gill

With his razor-sharp wit, Kanan is one of India’s most popular sketch and stand-up comedians in the

country. The Mumbai-based comic has performed over 1000 shows around the world and his recent

comedy special, Keep It Real, was received with rave reviews. The man (who was only a boy back then)

shot to fame with the hit Pretentious Movie Reviews series, with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. He

also dabbles in sketch comedy (acted in How Insensitive! and the acclaimed mockumentary Better Life

Foundation by Them Boxer Shorts) and stand-up (toured India with two hour-long shows: Feeling with

Kanan, and All Correct Opinions). He made his Bollywood debut with the 2017 release, Noor.

Kunal Kamra

An advertising junkie by day and comedy man by night, Kunal Kamra has been leading a double life for

close to five years now. The comedian once said in an interview, “On stage, I do not believe in drawing a

line — that’s reserved for jokes that are unfunny,” a statement true to his style of comedy. His humor

channels his unfiltered thoughts and his speeding thinking process points towards the absurdities of life,

making him produce one great set after another. The comedian started performing professionally in

2013, with his first, ever show at the glorious blueFrog, Mumbai (RIP). The comedian is now a regular at

the all the big comedy venues in the country and has a dedicated fan following (despite him tasing them

at this live shows with his witty barbs). His recent show Punchliners presents his jaded view on

advertising life, thanks to being overworked and underpaid.

Abhishek Upmanyu

Abhishek Upmanyu is a stand-up comedian, writer, and a haiku enthusiast. He looks and sounds like a

regular Delhi boy, except that he is harmless. He does kill though, mostly on stage, and has done so at

the biggest of stages on the stand-up circuit. Upmanyu covers seemingly everyday topics with insightful

and hilarious effects. With his Shatabdi-fast delivery and writing prowess, rap is an alternate career

option for Abhishek but he refuses on principle. Having moved to Mumbai recently for "better prospects"

that may or may not materialize but is bound to make for some crazy material.

Rahul Subramanian

Often called Vidya by those who know him well, Rahul Subramanian is a Tamilian engineer-turned-

a comedian who realized he was too good for the world of mechanics. The 29-year- old is a regular at all

the leading comedy venues in the country and recently came out with a fresh set of jokes, a solo set

titled Kal Main Udega that makes fun of all his break-ups, and his time at B-school. The Mumbai-based

The comedian has been performing since 2014, as he broke into the scene by winning comedy competitions

like Virgin Pants and Canvas Laugh Club - all India open-mics. His personal interests include seeing,

waiting, sending and traffic, all things that help him write better jokes, puns, and sketches that make you

go “that’s happened to me too!” 

Jeeveshu Ahluwalia

Jeeveshu is known as tall, dark and handsome... Oops - Short, fair and cute in the comedy world. His

comedy career began as an extension to his antics at a mundane desk job. His humor style is derived

from observational everyday conversations, quirky monologues, peculiar situations and some eccentric

friends.

Siddharth Dudeja

A 24-year- old graduate who is 11th on the list of "10 most unfunny comedians to watch out for".

Successfully exploiting his childhood for content for his sets, Siddharth talks about how school and

vegetarians ruined his childhood. He also has the urge to kill people with a bad sense of humor but

believes that suicide is never an option.

Sumukhi Suresh 

Dominating and pushy just like she alter ego ‘Anu aunty,’ Bangalore-based actor and comedian Sumukhi

Suresh is one of the leading female comedians from the city of gardens. Her show The Adventures of

Richa and Sumukhi, based on politics and the daily mundane activities, received critical acclaim and

established her as a talent and force to be reckoned with.

Utsav Chakraborty

Self-proclaimed pop-culture sponge and root beer enthusiast Utsav Chakraborty is one of the freshest

comic talents in the country. The Mumbai-based stand-up comedian was a winner at several open-mics

around the city, including Weirdass Fosters LOL. He has also been featured on the cover of Outlook

magazine for his online work, like @satanbhagat, his pet project @Shockraborty, and his new Internet

avatar, Panis. Utsav has performed at venues across the country and has been spotted on Comedy

Central's show Challenge Accepted. He also writes for platforms like MTV, Huffington Post, and copies for

packs of energy drinks. Some say, he is addicted to dogs, balloons and hating on the current

government. The comedian also writes and does voice-overs for AIB videos.

Vaibhav Sethia

V for Vaibhav, V for variety. From smokers, suicide and solitude, and design of cockroaches and humans,

and cats, to vegetarians, pilots and bikers, comedian Vaibhav Sethia’s stand-up sets cover all possible

topics with his jokes and stories. He is an ex-Marwari who was banished from the community for being

too funny (their stomachs were hurting too much from laughing 24*7). The comedian has performed at

all the popular comedy haunts, like the Canvas Laugh Club, and has won popular contests like the

Pajama Fest Open-Mic in 2014. The Kolkata-raised, IIT-Roorkee graduate has previously worked as a

writer and an assistant director after he quit his money-minting oil company job. He co-founded

Comedified in 2014, with fellow comedian Anirban Dasgupta, Kolkata's most popular comedy group, and

was instrumental in starting a comedy scene in the city, leading to as many five open-mics every week,

when there were none.

Gaurav Kapoor

A journalist by qualification, Gaurav Kapoor is another by-product of the famous Bollywood Kapoor

family. Just kidding. The comedian is a sweet Delhi boy who does what he is expected to – hold a

respectable job (he has one in retail) and make people laugh when needed (his secret profession). His

razor sharp wit and candid humor lead him to win almost every open-mic he has ever participated in

(yes, he is that good), including the Big Mic, Canvas Laugh Club, Chalta Hai and Buzz Off. So good that he

opened for the world famous comic Russell Brand on his Indian tour. His favorite topics to talk about on

stage are Jaat culture, people who buy Royal Enfields and poverty (mostly his own), a variety that makes

the Indian audiences fall in love with him. And with his recent spelling change (Kapur to Kapoor), he has

got all the validation he needs and is ready to take over the world

Nishant Tanwar

Nishant "Joke Singh" Tanwar’s comedy talks about stereotypes, racism, politics and Indian culture. On

your request, he can make fun of your boss, neighbors, and mother-in-law. Since everything else is so

expensive in this country, he tries his best to keep his jokes as cheap as possible. During every

performance, he shares some sure shot tips of losing both, weight and virginity.

Amit Tandon

Amit Tandon is known as the married guy on the stand-up comedy circuit. After two kids and one

marriage, he realized it couldn't get any worse and took to comedy. He dedicates all his jokes to his wife.

Sonali Thakker

Part-time stock-broker, a dance enthusiast and a full-time Gujju who performs comedy on the

weekends, Sonali Thakker is an exciting new comedy talent in the town. Talking about grave topics like

traveling, shopping and chaprigiri in her sets, Sonali's has performed on the biggest of stages including

Canvas Laugh Club and NCPA.

Vivek Desai

Vivek Desai, A.K.A Vektor is a Modern Mentalist and Illusionist who is Proficient, not only in a Staged

environment, but also in close-up situations as well. He has entertained thousands with his unique

fusion of mentalism and stand-up comedy on stage at some of the most well-known locations in the

world including Vegas, L.A, and Seoul.