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20 Best Stand Up Comedians from India who Made Us Laugh

Recently, we see stand-up comedians doing many live shows as well as performing on many digital OTT platforms. Keep in mind, that stand-up comedy is an art, and Indian stand-up comedians do it well. In this guide, we have prepared a list of the 20 stand-up comedians from India who always put a smile on our faces. 

Best Stand Up Comedians in India of All Time

In the below section, we have prepared a list of the 20 best Indian stand-up comedians. Have a look

  1. Abhishek Upmanyu
  2. Anubhav Singh Bassi
  3. Zakir Khan- “The Sakht Launda”
  4. Biswa Kalyan Rath
  5. Abish Mathew
  6. Aditi Mittal
  7. Appurv Gupta
  8. Atul Khatri
  9. Akash Gupta
  10. Neeti Palta
  11. Kanan Gill
  12. Radhika Vaz
  13. Rahul Subramanian
  14. Sorabh Pant
  15. Vir Das
  16. Gaurav Kapoor
  17. Tanmay Bhat
  18. Samay Raina
  19. Vipul Goyal
  20. Rahul Dua

Let’s know more about these stand-up comedians of India. 

#1. Abhishek Upmanyu

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D.O.B: 19 May 1990

Place: New Delhi

Profession: Comedian, YouTuber

Abhishek Upmanyu is one of the top stand-up comedians in India. Besides, he is a popular YouTuber who has more than 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is also a member of ‘On Air with AIB’. 

#2. Anubhav Singh Bassi

Anubhav Singh Bassi

D.O.B: 9 January 1991

Place: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Profession: Comedian, YouTuber

Anubhav started his career as a stand-up comedian in 2017. His YouTube videos have got 200+ million and he has more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and 1 million subscribers on Instagram. 

#3. Zakir Khan- “The Sakht Launda”

Zakir Khan

D.O.B: 20 August 1987

Place: Raipur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Profession: Writer, Comedian, Actor, Presenter, YouTuber, Sitarist

Zakir Khan is one of India’s best stand-up comedians and started his career in 2012. Apart from doing comedy shows, he is also a part of On Air with AIB. Apart from this, Zakir Khan has also released two-hour length standup specials named, Haq Se Single (2017) and Kaksha Gyarvi (2018) on Amazon Prime Video. He has more than 7 million subscriptions on his YouTube channel. 

#4. Biswa Kalyan Rath

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D.O.B: 27 December 1989

Place: Odisha, India

Profession: stand up comedian, Writer, YouTuber

Spouse(s): Sulagna Panigrahi ​(m. 2020)

We include Biswa Kalyan Rath in the list of the best stand-up comedians in India. Biswa Kalyan came into the limelight through the YouTube comedy series Pretentious Movie Reviews with fellow comedian Kanan Gill. He has also appeared in a supporting role in the Netflix sex comedy movie Brahman Naman. Besides, he created the Amazon Prime Video series Laakhon Mein Ek released in 2020. 

#5. Abish Mathew

Abish Mathew

D.O.B: 28 February 1987

Place: Lucknow, Spain

Profession: Comedian, YouTube, Actor, Writer, Competitive Programmer

Spouse(s): Archana Kavi ( m. 2016, div . 2021)

Abish Mathew is one of the best Indian stand up comedians of all time. He is best known for his work with All India Bakchod. Besides, he is the creator as well as the host of a late-night show named Son of Abish and Journey Of A Joke. 

#6. Aditi Mittal

Aditi Mittal

D.O.B: 12 November 1987

Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indian

Profession: Stand up Comedian

Aditi Mittal is one of the top female stand up comedians of all time. According to The Times of India, Aditi Mittal is one of the top 10 stand up comedians from India. Apart from doing comedy shows, Mittal has written articles and columns in Grazia Men magazine, DNA, Firstpost.com, and Financial Times (UK, Weekend Edition). 

#7. Appurv Gupta

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D.O.B: 20 May 1991

Place: Delhi

Profession: Stand-up comedian, Satirist, YouTuber

Appurv Gupta is one of those stand up comedians of India whose comedy is based on self-deprecating humor as was evident in various ‘baniya’ jokes and none on ‘Sardar’. He also started a web series named Mudde Ki baat that covers topics like cricket, Bollywood, and Chetan Bhagat. He has more than 4 lakh subscriptions on his own YouTube channel. 

#8. Atul Khatri

Atul Khatri

D.O.B: 10 January 1968

Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Profession: Stand Up Comedian

Spouse(s): Shaguna Khatri

Atul Khatri is among the top stand-up comedians in India who perform in the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival (Sep 2014). Apart from this, he also won the CEO’s Got Talent Season 1. 

#9. Akash Gupta

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D.O.B: 5 January 1993

Place: Delhi

Profession: Stand Up Comedy Artist, Writer, and YouTuber.

Biswa Kalyan Rath is a popular stand up comedy artist, writer, and YouTuber. He has more than 4 lakh subscribers on YouTube. Besides, he also appeared in many Netflix original comedy premium leagues. 

#10. Neeti Palta

Neeti Palta

D.O.B: 11 February 1980

Place: Agra

Profession: Stand Up comedian, Writer, Director

Neeti Palta is one of the most open and well-known stand-up comedians from India. She also appears in Amazon Prime’s comedy web series Almost Sanskari ( 2019). In the year 2006, Neeti joined the popular TV series Galli Galli Sim Sim as a writer that aired on DD National. 

#11. Kanan Gill

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D.O.B: 24 December 1989

Place: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Profession: Stand Up comedian, Actor, YouTuber

We include Kanan Gill in the list of the top stand-up comedians of India. Gill is best known for hosting the YouTube series Pretentious Movie Reviews where he analyzes campy Bollywood movies with his fellow stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. In the year 2017, Kanan released his own one-hour comedy special aired on Amazon Prime Video. Besides, he also appeared in a supporting role in the Noor movie. 

#12. Radhika Vaz

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D.O.B: 1973

Place: Mumbai

Profession: Stand Up comedian

Radhika Vaz is popularly known for her bold and controversial acts. She came into the limelight with her act” What the F**K should I wear? “. Radhika often told about women’s rights and her act in ‘ Why men and women have separate toilets?” was highly appreciated by the audience. 

#13. Rahul Subramanian

Rahul Subramanian

D.O.B: 10 May 1988

Place: Tamil Nadu, India

Profession: Stand Up comedian

Before entering the entertainment industry,  Rahul Subramanian worked as a marketing officer in Mahindra Rise. Recently, he is popular because of his amazing acts which the urban Indian middle class can relate to. He is one of the best South Indian comedians of all time. 

#14. Sorabh Pant

Sorabh Pant

D.O.B: 14 September 1981

Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Profession: Stand Up comedian

Sorabh Pant started his career working with Vir Das. He was one of the earliest entrants into the Indian comedy circles. In the year 2012, Sorabh founded the comedy group East India Comedy where he and other comedians across the counter performed together. Some of his notable work includes Uncles on WhatsApp, Engineering Colleges: Stupid Rules, and so on. 

#15. Vir Das

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D.O.B: 31 May 1979

Place: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Profession: Comedian, Comedy Musician, Actor

Vir Das is an Indian actor, comedian, and comedy musician. After beginning a career in standup comedy, Vir Das moved to Hindi cinema and has appeared in many films including, Badmaash Company (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), and Go Goa Gone (2013) in supporting roles. Apart from this, Das has appeared in the Netflix special Abroad understand. During his career, Das has appeared in more than 35 plays and over 100 stand up comedy shows. In the year 2017, Das has his debut in the popular American television show named Whiskey Cavalier.

#16. Gaurav Kapoor

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D.O.B: 11 April 1981

Place: New Delhi, India

Profession: Actor, Stand Up comedian, Television presenter

We include Gaurav Kapoor in the list of top stand-up comedians from India. He is an Indian actor, cricket, and television representative. Kapoor is well-known for being the host of the pre-match Indian Premium League show, Cricbuzz Live, and Extra Innings T 20. 

#17. Tanmay Bhat

Tanmay Bhat

D.O.B: 23 June 1987

Place: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Profession: Writer, Producer, Comedian, YouTuber

He is a famous Indian YouTuber, performer, producer, comedian, and co-founder of the creative agency All India Bakchod (AIB) along with Gursimranjeet Singh Khamba. In the year 2018, Bhat was a judge in Comicstaan, a stand-up comedy competition broadcast on TV. In the mid of 2019, Bhat started his own YouTube channel named Tanmay Bhat where he posts sketches, vlogs, comedy, and streams games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty with other YouTubers. 

#18. Samay Raina

Samay Raina

D.O.B: 26 October 1997

Place: Jammu

Professions: Stand Up comedian, YouTuber

Samay Raina was the co-winner of the 2nd season of the stand up comedy show Comicstaan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Samay starts streaming chess gaming along with other comedians and chess masters. He came into the limelight after help for Waste Pickers and relief for Assam Flood victims. 

#19. Vipul Goyal

Vipul Goyal

D.O.B: Not Known

Place: Falna in Rajasthan

Professions: Actor, Stand Up comedian

Vipul Goyal is counted among the top stand-up comedians from India. He also appeared as a lead character in the web series Humorously Yours. Besides, he is the only stand-up comedian with a dedicated show of his own as well as more than 50 million views on his online videos across multiple platforms. 

#20. Rahul Dua

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D.O.B: 1992

Place: Punjab, India

Professions: Stand Up comedian, Actor, YouTuber

Rahul Dua is another top Indian stand-up comedian and is known as the brightest comic of the new generation. He came into the limelight after his appearance on the comedy reality show named Comicstaan. Besides, he is also a popular YouTuber and his videos go viral. 


That’s it. In the guide, we have prepared a list of the top 20 stand-up comedians from India. Did we miss including your favorite stand-up comedian’s name in the list? If so, then mention it in the comment section. 

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