The Blackbuck Comedy (TBC) is an establishment created with an aim to promote stand-up comedy by offering rooms to performers with a knack to make people laugh their hearts out. They operate and organise events in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. TBC team not only arranges shows, but they are also a bunch of performers who have cracked the art of entertaining people.
Humour Sapiens got into a Tête-à-Tête with The Blackbuck Comedy team. Read on to know more about the people who are working to make you laugh!
Who all started The Blackbuck Comedy? How many members in the team now?
Initially, there were just two of us, Lakshaya Malhotra and Maninder Singh. We created this comedy production house. However, after Manish Jain, Pronoy Chowdhury and Ritesh Banerjee joining us, we are a team of five now.
So, how did you start it? How did the idea develop and when did you start hosting shows as a team?
We used to organise open mics in a café in Bangalore, but not under the banner of TBC. After a few months into organising the open mics, we thought of going by the name ‘The Blackbuck Comedy’. April 7, 2018 was when the first show went live under The Blackbuck Comedy banner.
Tell us a little bit about the background of the team.
We are a team who are corporate slaves by the day and stand-up comics by the night, and organisers on all days. None of us is a full-time comedian as of now, but we have high hopes from us.
Where all do you organise the shows?
We are pretty aggressive when it comes to organising shows in Bangalore. However, we are slowly spreading our branches across India, starting with Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.
How did you create your space in the comedy industry?
It was never easy. To start off, we became a platform where new faces could display their talent. We gave chances to aspiring comics through open mics. We did make mistakes, but we learnt from them about what should be our next steps. It sure took some time but eventually we grew stronger. We are still learning, and still growing. As they say, the learning goes on.
The Blackbuck Comedy is a fairly recognised name in the comedy industry, especially in Bangalore. Reaching here has always been a team effort. But we are still working hard to gain acceptance in other cities and aim to grow further.
How do you all manage shows with your current jobs?
We usually have our shows or open mics during the evening. It was a little tough in the beginning, but it eventually turned out fine. And now we seamlessly manage TBC with our day jobs.
Big names you have worked with? And the names you want to work with?
We have worked with Aakash Gupta (of the Comicstaan fame), Gaurav Gupta, Manish Tyagi, Nishant Tanwar, Vijay Yadav, Rajat Chauhan, Anubhav Singh Bassi… and many more to come.
Humour Sapiens would like to wish The Blackbuck Comedy good luck for their future endeavours.