27 Indian Standup Comedians You Should Watch For A Lol Time

For you to go ROFL and LMAO

Akshada Borhade

9 months ago|8 min read


We love the variety of content we are dealing with, but it is rocking to say that comedy is a favorite! Moreover, the Indian youth is getting more attracted to comic content in the last few years. With social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube reaching summits of popularity, a package of talented comedians and content creators has emerged. 

Everyone enjoys watching it and looks forward to it at the end of a tiring day. We love watching them because of their unmatched humor and great audience connection. So if you are looking to get your daily dose of laughter, you have to check out these phenomenal comedians on social media!

We have compiled a list of the most prominent and famous Indian stand-up comedians to follow on YouTube and social media for a hearty dose of laughter.

1. Anubhav Singh Bassi

Anubhav Singh Bassi | Best Indian Standup Comedian

The first one on the list of Indian stand-up comedians is Anubhav Singh Bassi, a qualified lawyer, was a UPSC aspirant who also worked in the food industry before becoming a stand-up comedian. 

His acts, Hostel, Waxing, and Cheating, have gone viral on YouTube and other social media platforms, garnering millions of views.

2. Zakir Khan

Zakir Khan | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Zakir Khan has been a fan favorite among online audiences for his relatable and hilarious acts that are adorable. He is called the Sakht Launda of the world of Indian Stand-up Comedians. He rose to prominence after winning Comedy Central's India's Best Stand-Up Comedian competition in 2012. 

He has also appeared in several shows on Indian OTT platforms. Some of his most memorable performances include When I Met a Delhi Girl and What Happens When You Fail an Exam! as well as Life Mein Chahiye Izzat.

3. Rahul Subramanian 

Rahul Subramanian | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Rahul Subramanian spent a long time managing e-commerce, corporate branding, and digital marketing at Mahindra Rise before transitioning to stand-up comedy. 

He has recently gained popularity for his amusing acts. Break Up, MBA, and India and Pakistan are just a few of his performances that you must check out.

4. Biswa Kalyan Rath

Biswa Kalyan Rath is one of the most renowned stand-up comedians of India. His Pretentious Movie Reviews alongside fellow comic Kanan Gill drew a lot of attention. 

With performances in comic venues around the nation and many OTT shares, he quickly became a recognized face in Indian stand-up comedy circles. Biswa Kalyan Rath presents Extroverts and Chaos and Uber and Me are two of his must-see acts.

5. Abhishek Upmanyu

Abhishek Upmanyu | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Abhishek Upamanyu is the Ha Bhai Kaisi Lagi? Aa Gaya Swaad guy. Most of us are his fans. Do you guys know that he is a chemical engineer? Also, he worked as a research analyst before joining On Air with AIB as a writer. 

Then there was looking back. Most-watched and liked acts of Abhishek are Friends, Crime, and the Cosmos, Delhi, Mumbai & Rich People, and Breakup, Respecting Elders, & Discrimination.

6. Kanan Gill 

His must-see performances include Prem Aggan Review and Siblings. 

Kanan Gill rose to fame for The Pretentious Film Review, where he appeared with Biswa Kalyan Rath. Since then, he has appeared in the best comedy clubs and OTT platforms such as Amazon Video and Netflix. 

7. Vir Das

Vir Das | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Vir Das is one of the oldest Indian stand-up comedians. Vir Das has appeared in many Bollywood movies and TV shows and participated in the most famous comedy festivals in the world. 

He has also written comedy columns for various publications, including Femina, Maxim, and Tehelka. His must-watch acts include Indians are Racist-ish and Indians are Homophobic.

8. Kenny Sebastian

Kenny Sebastian drags the attention of his fans with his must-see stand-up performances like Middle-Class Restaurant Problems and Indian Parents, OCD, and Electricity at Home. 

Kenny Sebastian has appeared on multiple international shows and many OTT platforms, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. 

9. Aakash Gupta

Aakash Gupta | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Aakash Gupta is the Sarojini Nagar guy. Excuse me, Brother! Brother idhar! 

He is a famous Indian stand-up comedian. He is also the co-winner of the Comicstaan season 2.

10. Rahul Dua

Rahul Dua | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Rahul Dua is a package of a Stand-Up comedian, Actor, and Content Creator. He made his debut in the world of stand-up comedy from Comicstaan, the Indian reality comic show. 

He was an investment banker and now an Indian stand-up comedian to make us go ROFL.

11. Amit Tandon

Amit Tandon started stand-up comedy as a hobby, but his observational comedy reflects the modern style and connects him to his audience. 

His viral videos have been viewed more than 100 million times on social media platforms. He is in the limelight after his superhit comedy series- Comedians of the World.

12. Samay Raina

Samay Raina is a chess lover. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he began broadcasting live chess matches with various comedians and chess masters. 

He is the co-winner of Comicstaan season 2.

13. Harsh Gujral

Harsh Gujral | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Harsh Gujral is an engineer turned stand-up comedian. He is a Kapurian boy. He is also known as Sasta Vicky Kaushal. 

His must-watch stand-up comedies include Kanpur and River- Ganga.

14. Naveen Richard

Naveen is well known for his long-hour stand-up comedy sessions. He is one of the most versatile Indian stand-up comedians. 

You can watch his act titled Drug Dealing Cockroaches.

15. Vipul Goel

Vipul Goel is an electrical engineer who turned into a stand-up comedian. He is known as Indian Seinfeld because of his observational comedy. He has gained public attention after his comic web series Humorously Yours. 

16. Rajat Chauhan

We all love Rajat Chauhan for his clean and perfect sense of humor. 

One can watch his acts titled Marriage Gyaan, Shopping and Bollywood, and Middle-Class Test.

17. Jaspreet Singh 

The next best Indian stand-up comedian is Jaspreet Singh. He has performed over 450 live shows in India as well as overseas. 

You can watch his acts like Girlfriend, Theatre Aur Padosi Couple, and Sab Dekh Liya?

18. Varun Grover

Varun Grower is one of the ultra-fine people with a multi-talented personality. He is a stand-up comedian, writer, and poet. 

He won the award for Best Lyricist at the 63rd National Film Awards in 2015. The best of his acts include Security and Indian Elections.

19. Aditi Mittal

Aditi Mittal | Best Indian Standup Comedian

From India, Aditi Mittal is the first female stand-up comedian. She is a comedian and a writer as well. 

She has written in magazine columns like Grazia Magazine, DNA, FirstPost.com, and Financial Times. She also has a special on Netflix titled Things They Would not Let Me Say.

20. Appurv Gupta 

Appurv Gupta is known for his acts in different college events and fests. We all know him as Gupta Ji from his Guptaji ki Aeroplane Journey acts.

21. Abish Mathew

Abish was a former RJ at RedFM. We all know Abish Mathew from his show Son of Abish, where he interviews various Indian stand-up comedians. 

He talks about the pros and cons of married life and living in Mumbai.

22. Daniel Fernandez

Daniel Fernandez is well known for his dark humor. His stand-up comedies cover social issues that India faces. 

23. Anirban Das Gupta

We praise Anirban after his dark comic series Afsos. This series is streaming on Amazon Prime. Take it Easy is one of his must-watch stand-up comedy acts. 

24. Jeeveshu Ahluwalia

Jeeveshu Ahluwalia | Best Indian Standup Comedian

He is the winner of the Radio Mirchi Comedy Ka King competition. He was working as a director in a call center. 

He is a writer, comedian, presenter, actor. Jeevishu has done over 3000 shows in different genres. Some of his popular stand-up comedies include Roasted and Served, Tere Liye. 

25. Sapan Verma 

Sapan Verma is an actor, stand-up comedian, and co-founder of East India Comedy. His most-watched comic acts are Ghosts in Mumbai, Mumbai Tourism and I do not like superhero movies.

26. Sourabh Pant

Sourabh Pant | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Sourabh Pant is also one of the earliest Indian stand-up comedians. His career got dimensions after working with Vir Das. He is the founder of East India Comedy Group since 2012. 

Some of his ROFL acts include Uncles on Whatsapp? 

27. Gaurav Kapoor

Gaurav Kapoor | Best Indian Standup Comedian

Let us end this LMAO journey with Gaurav Kapoor. Gaurav is a journalist who turned into a stand-up comedian. He also has story-narrating skills. 

His most-watched acts include Couples, Chawal, Eyebrow, and the story.

There are many more such exceptional Indian stand-up comedians. These comedians never fail to make us laugh out loud. Whenever you are having a not-so-good day, no worries, watch their comedy. In the blink of an eye, you feel a lighter mood. 

If we missed out on some of your favorite Indian stand-up comedians, let us know in the comments. 

Do like and share this article as laughter is the best medicine. 

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