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.
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.
Kenny Sebastian was my introduction to the Indian stand-up comedy world. The first video that I watched on his YouTube channel was about the behavior of Indian middle-class parents at a restaurant. I was hooked to the videos there for the next four days. His content, mostly delivered in English, is so full of expressions and body movements that it feels as good as watching him live in action. Kenny is also a talented singer and a few of his old acoustic cover videos capture him playing the guitar while singing songs. He does sit-down live comedy through ‘Chai time with Kenny’ series where he interacts with a live audience. Kenny has acted in comedy sketches, been a part of comedy shows like Comedy Central and humor series as Star Boyz covering the journey of three south Indian boys in space. He is also into vlogs that give a sneak-peek into his personal life and track his travel diaries.
Kenny’s content is easily relatable and draws inspiration from the simple things of life making his humor effortless. He has a solo stand-up special ‘Don’t Be That Guy’ and a 7-episode original series called ‘Die trying’ on Amazon Prime. He has been a part of Comicstann – Season 1. This multi-talented performer runs a podcast and has also launched his own brand of merchandise.
This is the 11th post in the Blogchatter A2Z series under the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona.’ Stay tuned to know who gets featured tomorrow in my post for L.
You can read all the posts in the series here. Watch this hilarious video of Kenny that is sure to make you go LOL.