Comedians narrating their sets in languages other than English have grown vastly, especially the ones from North India. In spite of being a sub-genre, audience can still be seen enthusiastically huddling for the shows. Hindi speaking comics do pose a challenge in presenting a distinctive voice, but it is comedians like Gaurav Kapoor who make their shows an enjoyable ride! Gaurav Kapoor’s Hahakaar is a story about a middle class North Indian man’s way of dealing with ordeals.
HahaKaar has Gaurav’s personal narratives woven finely in the threads of relatability. This keen observation and delivery left us cracking.
Here are the bits that we enjoyed:
To start off, Gaurav talks about the venue, the full house, admiring himself. Stating that a small setting allows him to write ‘Sold Out’ anytime on Facebook.
He smoothly moves on to a bit about housing in Mumbai, mentioning about the two misused words in English Language – ‘Just’ & ‘Only’.
He further went on to educate us on the correct usage of the word ‘ONLY’.
Transitioning to office setups, he raises a valid point that ‘HRs are obsessed with Fridays, aka, Fun Fridays’.
What we loved was his bit about his job at a call center. Packed with jokes about his conversation with a caller in English, and how he explained him the concept of spending and over-spending with a special mention of bedsheets. Also, he told us that language barriers can be ended with wee bit altercations with managers.
Talking about travelling, it’s impossible not to mention Goa. He describes the wannabe tourists of Goa very well.
The way he decided to payback whatever his family did for him, by feeding Crocin to his father and getting cataract surgery done for his mother, both were uncalled for.
To sum up, a comparatively shorter run-time of the show loaded with some funny anecdotes and jokes made it an interesting watch. The high density of punchlines, and the impeccable delivery did delight the audience.