If you have ever been to one of Akbar Chaudry’s stand up comedy shows. consider yourself lucky. His spontaneous delivery, laced with local pop culture influences and desi satire will leave you in stitches. I had a chance to ask Akbar a few questions, to get to know him and his passion for making people laugh.
Why did you choose to get into stand up comedy?
For a very long time, the idea of getting up on stage in front of an audience and telling stories to amuse fascinated me. Eventually an opportunity presented itself, and it’s been quite a journey since.
What is the one thing that sets you apart from other stand up artists?
Definitely my hair grin emoticon
What do you wish to achieve out of stand up comedy?
That everyone who comes to watch, has a really good laugh and feels refreshed. Catharsis by humor.
Have you had any formal training?
Not really, have mostly learnt on the job, watching videos of the greats and reading about it online or books and mentored by the likes of Saad Haroon.
What is the one thing that you enjoy the most while doing stand up comedy?
That one person who laughs so hard that their laugh makes other people laugh. That is by far the most enjoyable thing. And also when people remember your jokes and repeat them to you later or to their friends.
Keep making people laugh, Akbar! We wish you the best of success in your mission 🙂
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