N for Naveen Richard

Naveen Richard is one of the founder-members of the comedy collective ‘Them Boxer Shorts” attributed to the creation of the show ‘Better Life Foundation’. Along with Kenny Sebastian, Naveen has co-written and acted in the show Star Boyz. There are a bunch of videos on his YouTube channel that take a sarcastic dig at real-life issues of Godmen, moral policing, and stereotyping people. What is unique about those videos is that they manage to deliver the underlying message in a subtle and funny way without getting too preachy. He has also played the role of an annoying child in the sketch comedy ‘Go Stright, Take Left’ with Sumukhi Suresh.


Naveen Richard - Source:Twitter
Naveen Richard – Source: Twitter

Of all the characters that Naveen has created or acted in, my favorite happens to Uncle Francis or rather Fraaanjiis as he prefers to be known as. Navin’s intelligent humor makes him stand-out from the crowd. Yet, his actor persona overshadows the comedian within him in shows like the Pushapavalli series created by Sumukhi Suresh. This is where his versatility as an artist shines through. Naveen his debut on Amazon Prime with his stand-up special ‘Don’t make that face’ and is now back with a brand new show ‘Relatively Relatable.’

This is the fourteenth post in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge based on the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona.’ I hope to see you tomorrow when I divulge the details of the performer getting featured in my post for ‘O’.

You can read the previous posts in the series here. Here’s a video from Naveen’s latest special that is sure to make one go LOL.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

25 thoughts on “N for Naveen Richard”

  1. I’m curious Sonia. Have you watched all these people before or during the challenge? Because it’s quite a line up and I’m amazed at your collection of stand up comedies.
    Enjoyed the video!

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    1. Ha ha ha, that’s such a tricky question. Actually, I am a big fan of humor, be it in writing or visual medium. For the past few years, I follow most of comedy YouTube channels and then I discovered Indian stand-up comedians. So, yes almost all these guys are performers whose work I have been following for a while now.


      1. Im sure it takes a bit of time to know them all. It couldn’t be done with over night. Considering that your informative pieces with the videos are so succinct and so well scripted, so sure of the content.

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  2. I love his stand up about Passwords. I laughed my heart out that day. His Franjis is funny as well. All these guys – Kenny, Kanan Gill, Naveen Richard they all seem like our home boys types. Have you felt so? As though we’ve known them a long time like a neighbor or a cousin. 😃

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    1. You are so right. While writing these posts, I realized that it is difficult to separate one comedian from the other because Naveen, Sumukhi, Kenny, Kanan, Biswa have worked together in multiple shows.


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