This is the story of Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, now a successful stand-up comic in India whose popularity is only rising by the day. It is mostly based on my meeting with the “funny man” one evening in Mumbai last year. I showed up few hours before his show at the Canvas Laugh Club and he spoke about his life. How did I end up meeting him? I had been following him on Facebook for some time when I was moved by one of his posts that went something like – “a food delivery guy just asked for an autograph – so happy to follow my passion”. I gave him a buzz and told him I made these 3 minute stories and he replied back saying he liked my work and would be happy to help me do a story on him. And that’s how I met him.
Becoming a stand up comic is a new fad in India. But what is it really like, when you quit your job to try becoming one? Watch this short documentary and let me know what you think about it!
PS: I would like to thank Ankit Vatsa, Anshuman Agarwal, Manu Gupta, Nimit Jain and Jeeveshu, for their valuable feedback on the earlier versions of the video. I would also like to thank Canvas Laugh Club to let me shoot and stuff.