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EVENT For a double shot of full-bellied laughter this weekend, read on..

Laugh till you dropAnuvab PalPhoto: G.P. Sampath Kumar
Laugh till you dropAnuvab PalPhoto: G.P. Sampath Kumar

So, there is an old expression about doubling up with laughter, this announcement would not be entirely untrue if the reader was allowed to assume that it had something to do with Anuvab Pal, Kunaal Roy Kapoor and the stand up comedy show featuring them.

Anuvab Pal says he enjoys performing with Kunaal, “We’ve done two plays together, The President Is Coming and 1-888-Dial-India , and one movie, The President Is Coming . I think he’s very funny and clever. I try to do stand up with him, when he’s not being pulled in the directions of being a Bollywood movie star and having to run out of toilets and wear a burqua and so on.” Anuvab’s reference to Kunaal in a burqua comes from his role as Nitin Beri in the cult film, Delhi Belly . He is also the victim of the titular Delhi Belly.

Having done about 10 shows in Bangalore already, Anuvab expects people to show up, well unless it was terrible the earlier times, he adds. We begin to lose track as he continues, “The audiences in Bangalore are clever and smart and everyone seems to be a millionaire at 27 and returned from somewhere in the west coast of the US with a b to b to b business or an e-tailing or e-shopping or, Silicon Valley or VC or PE, features in their conversation. But it is always e-something. It sounds like a lot of acronyms. Isn’t Flipkart or Myntra or one of those a Bangalore business success story? Okay, I’m digressing. Maybe I’ll throw in words like that, like e-commerce. Maybe we should have called the show e-comedy or Fun-ee? That’s one extra e. Or comed-e Or e-jok and re-arrange the word. I’m rambling now. I’m going to stop.”

Watch Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapoor in two evenings of stand-up with topics ranging from reality TV, fashion lingo and the noveau riche to the various other absurdities modern India has to offer.

Eventually International Entertainment and Bulchee together present Nothing Like Anything. The shows will be held at Alila Hotel, Whitefield on October 19 and on October 20 at Park Hotel, M.G. Road. For passes log on to www.bookmyshow.com, for more information call 9845034406.

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