Z for Zakir Khan

There couldn’t have been a better way to end this series than speaking about the king of stand-up comedy, Zakir Khan. The comedian who has immortalized the punchline ‘sakth launda’ makes humor look effortless. The content of his videos on his YouTube channel makes it fairly clear as to why he receives a standing ovation from the audience after almost every show. This writer, stand-up comedian, poet, and actor is a versatile genius. He has a unique way of delivering his jokes that are high in humor but aren’t entirely devoid of profanity. However, it is his voice modulation that makes them sound ridiculously funny.

Zakir Khan - Source Insider.in
Zakir Khan – Source: Insider.in

Zakir is one of the first few artists with a huge number of shows on Amazon Prime. He is seen performing in two highly popular stand-up specials ‘Haq Se Single’ and ‘Kaksha Gyarvi’. He has also written and acted in a web series called ‘Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare’ along with Kumar Varun. He was one of the judges in Comicstaan Season 2 and very recently, he was also invited to be a part of the show ‘One Mic Stand’ as a mentor.

There is also a sensitive and philosophical side of this multi-talented performer that manifests itself through occasional videos of him performing ‘shayari’ on his YouTube channel. It is also a delight to listen to him discussing the journey of life through the podcast of his show ‘Ummeed’ on Gaana.

This is the last post in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge, 2020 based on the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona’. Thank you for being a part of my April journey this year.

All the posts in this series are available here. As I say bid goodbye to this season of A2Z challenge, I leave you with this cracker of a video that is surely going to make you roll with laughter. Stay safe and take care.

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.

43 thoughts on “Z for Zakir Khan”

  1. Undoubtedly a brilliant choice to end the series. I love his shows and i have seen him live a few times. You are right, his voice modulation adds a different touch to his content. Thank you for this series, Sonia. I will miss my daily dose of laughter

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  2. Hah….I almost half hoped that it ends with Zakir Khan… Someone I know of :)!!Perfect choice… And I am so glad you have introduced me to so many others I didn’t discover yet… They are going to come so handy for the days ahead now :)All thanks to you :)!

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  3. Indian stand up comedy is still in its nascent stage. It is good that you have done a series on them. Occasionally I watch Indian Stand up comedians. Zakir is one them.
    Thanks for being a co-traveller in this series. Wishing you all the best.

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  4. Through your posts, I discovered a new interest. Now, as there will be no daily writing for a few days at least, I will definitely catch up with some of your recommendations. Loved this series. Glad to meet you here. Hoping to stay connected. 🙂

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  5. This was an amazing choice for the series now that people are stuck home looking for a dose of humor. And as you rightly said, it couldn’t end better without Zakir Khan featuring in the concluding post. He is a precious gem in not just comedy but in the entertainment industry.

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  6. His shows are not devoid of profanity. And as he says in one of his videos, should never be attended along with children. His delivery of the punchline is so measured and effective. Thank you for introducing me to a lot to stand up comedy acts that I didn’t know. During this lockdown, your posts have really helped me laugh a lot. Thanks a lot for that. A brilliant end to a humourous series. I’ll keep checking in as soon you upload new posts. Take care. Do keep writing. It was lovely to count you as a part of my A2Z community.

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  7. He is the best man to end the challenge with. I love his tone when he says “tera bhai”. Thanks Sonia for all the beautiful posts to keep our spirits high. It was wonderful reading your posts. Keep in touch, stay safe dear.

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  8. Congratulations on successfully completing the A to Z Challenge!
    I’m not familiar with Zakir Khan’s work.
    Thank you for all the recommendations providing comic relief through the series. I never had the time during the challenge to check these comedians out, but now I will go through them all at leisure.
    Look forward to more from you!

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  9. A great pick to end the series. Congratulations on successfully completing the A to Z Challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed your series, beta. Now I am going to sit back and watch the recommendations. I am also going to be back to read more from you and explore your blog.

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  10. Zakir khan is one of the best stand-up comics. I remember being shared one of his videos for the first time and since then it’s just been amazing. Congratulations on a successful A2Z.
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  11. Yay, finally someone I know through his shows and videos! He is extremely funny. A grand conclusion to your series . It has been such a delight visiting your posts, videos, and information on these comedians from various channels in this challenge. A daily dose of fun and laughter in these tough times. It has been an honor knowing you Sonia, through this series and a heartfelt thanks for your constant support throughout. I look forward to continued interaction and keeping in touch! Thank you! 🤗😊

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  12. He is indeed a good comedian. Your series have helped me identify a lot of comedians who I was not aware of. Also, watching videos made me feel lighter during the coronacation! all the best for your future projects.

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  13. The perfect post to end the series. Really love Zakir Khan’s comedy but yet to watch Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare…will watch now!! Your posts have been so good, especially for a time like this…I have thoroughly enjoyed every post of yours through this series. Best wishes for the future.

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  14. Absolutely love Zakir. I was in the audience during this. It was called AIB Diwas and it had been such an amazing experience. He had just started comedy that time I think and we hadn’t been able to stop laughing! He wasn’t supposed to have so much stage time but his story kept going and we kept laughing.

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    1. Wow, I’m so insanely jealous of you. I was supposed to attend his show in Kolkata a couple of months ago. It got cancelled because of the pandemic. I have heard that he’s a vibrant performer. Hopefully, I will catch him live someday.

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  15. It was fun to read about some charming people whom I hadn’t known earlier. Congrats on your successful completion of the challenge, especially given the fact that you have a home to look after.

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  16. Zakir Khan really is an apt choice to finish this series. I must compliment you on your theme. Given the times we’re in, this is so topical and powerful.

    Belated congratulations on finishing the A2Z. Best wishes for the next endeavours.

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