U for Abhishek Upmanyu

I discovered Abhishek Upmanyu, a curly-haired and bespectacled confident comedian with a unique way of delivering jokes in one of Biswa Kalyan Rath‘s videos. He was the only one among a handful of comedians who could make a bunch of children laughs with his impromptu gig. His pace of conversation is so unique that it earned him a show titled ‘thoda saaf bol.’ Over time, this Delhi humorist has got himself a make-over (both the specs and curls have disappeared) while his content has evolved into humor that’s witty yet insightful.

Abhishek Upmanyu Source: YouTube
Abhishek Upmanyu-Source: YouTube

This sharp-witted comedian started stand-up shows speaking about how ugly he looked while as a new-born baby to speaking about the unnecessary pressure on kids to respect elders, life in Delhi v/s Mumbai, friendship, obsession with the show of crime patrol, and many other topics. This observant performer draws inspiration from the mundane things in life and fits the relevant issues within the context of his show.

Of late, he has also started uploading unedited versions of his trial shows and videos of live audience interaction. His self-deprecating humor while roasting people with the same first name as him is ridiculously funny. Upmanyu’s content steers clear of unnecessary profanity and abusive language.

This is the twenty-first post in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge based on the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona.’ I will see you tomorrow when I disclose the featured funny man in my post for V.

You can read the previous posts in the series here. Don’t forget to click on his video to know why Upmanyu has a special attachment to the crime patrol show.

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. Currently, I am pursuing a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. 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 two-and-a-half years in blogging 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 four-and-a-half-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 channelize emotions through words and pictures. 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.

20 thoughts on “U for Abhishek Upmanyu”

  1. He is super-funny. I heard in a random comic interview (not involving him) that his shows went houseful in Kolkata, where no one really go for these paid gigs a lot. Well i’m not surprised. Thanks for including him.

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  2. Super funny! I haven’t seen his videos, but now I would surely catch up on his comedy. And finally, a comedian who can appeal to a family audience I guess!

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  3. He was the only one among a handful of comedians who could make a bunch of children laughs with his impromptu gig. It stole my heart, as I also love children’s smile, they’re the ones who make this earth a heavenly place. Lovely. Will watch him for sure. Thank you Sonia.

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  4. I remember this one episode wherein his act was about a Delhi guy visiting some south Indian state and on bumping into his shoulder, the guy apologized to Upmanyu and he wasn’t able to digest it. That is one act I will never forget. Thanks for a hilarious beginning to my day.
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    1. So true! Profanity has become such an integral part of humor these days that it’s a delight to find those who choose to be different. You must check out my R post about Random Chikibum. You are going to love them for sure. Thanks for reading, Radhika.

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