RIPPLES OF LAUGHTER – The Aftermath

There was a bald guy on the stage and I was falling off my seat unable to control myself. ‘Pant (was) On Fire’ as the Delhi cold suddenly turned into a warm glow. And then … !!! Ooooooh … There was pain in my stomach and water in my eyes. Aaaaaahh that was the result of an hour-and-a-half of continuous bouts of unending laughter with no pauses.

Sorabh Pant
Sorabh Pant

This was about 12 hours back and I’m smiling thinking about the last night’s ‘fire’ when a man made a bunch of 450 people laugh non stop. Non~Stop !!! Oh! What a splendid two hours they were. A stand up comedy show by Sorabh Pant it was. And I realised what an amazing talent it is to be able to make so many people laugh at the same time.

It’s the spontaneity which amazes me the most in all comedians, though not all are successful. There was no topic untouched by Sorabh and it was my first stand up comedy show. Ripples of laughter, people roaring away, screaming, screeching, hooting … all together. Pure sin it was in times like these when people have forgotten how to smile.

What a delight it was and made me contented and happy. I had to go backstage and got a personally autographed book written by him — A Wednesday Soul. Almost every time I drive (and look around), all I see are tired faces contemplating life, traffic, time and what not. Never get to see happy, smiling, singing, joyful people.

In such times I would like to salute such amazing souls who have the power to make people smile and laugh. Three cheers to them. You don’t have to be a funny man or a woman to laugh or make people smile. You don’t have to be 18 years and above even. Haahaaaa! Just keep smiling and shine through. Life is short ….break all rules.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. vina leekha says:

    Loved your write-up Gji. I agree with Ashish. No groups should be targetted unduly. Healthy fun is okay, but not to excess.
    Next time we meet, you’re going to share the highlights of the show with us.

    1. G says:

      Hi V jee,
      Thanks a lot.
      yeah sure next time i’ll tell u all.
      Many many thanks again.
      g.

  2. g says:

    Thanks a lot RE……it s very encouraging to hear such kind words. many many thanks again.

  3. re says:

    There was pain in my stomach and water in my eyes. :)))

    In such times I would like to salute such amazing souls who have the power to make people smile and laugh. Three cheers to them. You don’t have to be a funny man or a woman to laugh or make people smile. You don’t have to be 18 years and above even. Haahaaaa! Just keep smiling and shine through. Life is short ….break all rules.

    totallyyyy agreeeeeeeee!!! i also wd like to salute such amazing souls… and also salute such amazing souls who write sooooo amazingly well… book likho, boooooookkkk… abhi ke abbhheeee… dont waste such talent…plzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. let it flow…. such a lovely style of writing…so caring n sensitive n graceful…

  4. g says:

    thanks Rupali……. i agree what u said about Shahrukh Khan….he has such an amazing sense of humour…… i love that… and utpal dutt and hrishikesh mukherjee are legends in this field……. hatts off to all of them……….

  5. g says:

    ya thats true………………… but humour should be taken in the stride……

  6. rupali gupta says:

    havent seen this show…. i saw discovery of india by vir das and his energy on stage was stunning…. i loved the puns at all the communities ( bengalis , gujratis , maharashtrians etc) he did not leave anyone out…. i think it is the best thing when one can laugh at themselves…. how little is our self worth if we cant handle a few people making fun of us… Thats y i love kapil dev and that is the only reason i like shah ruk khan (his movies are terrible but his interviews are to die for ). Kapil dev stood up for himself during is ” boost is my secret ” champaign and SRK makes fun of everyone including himself…. To make a person smile and laugh is the bestestestseeee gift one can have …. a single joke on my bb during a stressed out day is enough to make the time pass away easily… I cant resist adding a name here : of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His comedies were riotous… who can forget Utpal Dutt and his beady eyes, wearing a baniyaan and trying to melt his ” tond “( pot belly )…. and a gazzillion other things….. SOooo hats off to all people who can make us laugh… and lets laugh a lot more at ourselves first …….

  7. ashish says:

    even i went to one called comedy stage,,,,was nice in british comedy ,,but i felt they should stay awy from insulting countries and persons…

    1. g2k says:

      toh bacha hi kya …?

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