The BBC got interested in India’s stand-up comedy scene and I’m one of the people that they spoke to.
“I think there’s an upper-middle class, urban, Indian sense of humour emerging,” says Anuvab Pal, a successful playwright and screenplay writer. “Thirty to forty million people, cosmopolitan, well-travelled and fairly exposed to Western comedy.”
He runs through a list – Friends or Frasier, Seinfeld or The Office.
“That kind of comedy is pouring out into stand-up comedy clubs,” he adds, “and I think in aspirational cities like Delhi they’ll all talk about it. It becomes a thing. And if you can make it like that, they’ll laugh.”