Kenny Sebastian: Humour Sapiens

Know your comic: Kenny Sebastian

Kenneth Sebastian aka Kenny is one of the wittiest stand-up comics on the block. This ingenious comic is sure to make you burst out laughing. His acts are relatable, funny and circle around the most mundane stuff in life. But there are quite a few things you might have not known about this most sought-after comic.

Humour Sapiens shares some lesser known things about Kenny Sebastian!

  • Kenneth Sebastian is a stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and a filmmaker. He has collaborated with many famous comedians like Kanan Gill, Phil Nicol, Scott Capurro, Kaneez Surka and Vir Das.
  • Born to a Malayali family in Kerala in 1990, he was born and brought up in Bangalore, and shuttles between Mumbai and Bangalore. His father was an Indian Navy personnel
  • Kenny is colour-blind and carries a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. He also studied painting for four years at ‘Chitrakala Parishath’.
  • Kenny got into filmmaking at an early age of 15 years and has direction credits for 12 short films and 2 feature films. He also owns a production house by the name of ‘SuperHuman Studioz’.
  • With no formal training in music, Kenny is an accomplished vocalist and guitarist. He also brings his guitar during his comedy gigs. He released a self-produced acoustical blues album called ‘Balance’.
  • Kenny is a travel lover and has been to United States, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London and apart from travelling through India. You can also find some of his travel vlogs on his YouTube channel.
  • He got into stand-up comedy while in college when he participated in IIT Mumbai’s Mood Indigo festival and ended up winning. Not only did he receive a 10 grand cash prize, he even won a chance to perform at the ‘The Comedy Store’.
  • The Improvisers – that’s India’s highest rates comedy group and Kenny is a part of it, along with Kanan Gill, Kaneez Surka, and Abish Mathew. Kenny Sebastian has also created a sketch show for Comedy Central.
  • In 2016, Kenny started a monthly live video blog called ‘Chai Time with Kenny Sebastian’ wherein he interacts with the audience. The topics are usually from day to day life and discussed over a cup of tea and served with his witty takes.
  • Being a huge Batman fan, Kenny owns a huge number of Batman merchandise. He even made a video to introduce his father to superheroes.
  • His hobbies comprise music production, painting, performing arts, playing basketball, dancing, reading, doing photography, performing live music, and travelling.
  • He is fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada.
  • Kenny has been earning since he was in Class 11 and became financially independent by the time he entered college.
  • Kenny is an avid dog lover and often shares his pictures with dogs. He also has a comic ‘Ken and Chip’ that features Kenny’s childhood dog Chip and their imaginary conversations.
  • Kenny has made cameos in the web series Humorously Yours, Better Life Foundation, Son Of Abish, and Pushpavalli.
  • He co-scripted and acted in the web series ‘Star Boyz’ and ‘Sketchy Behaviour’. ‘Die Trying’ and ‘Sketchy Behaviour’ aired on Amazon Prime Video.
  • Kenny Sebastian is currently working on the second season of ‘Star Boyz’ alongside comics Naveen Richard and Mani Prasad.

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