WORLD LAUGHTER DAY | Comics on their favourite muses
In the words of Charlie Chaplin, “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” And no one understands that better than the people shouldered with the responsibility to tickle your funny bone. We got some of them to tell us who their muse is and quizzed them about who they would like to thank on World Laughter Day. Here’s what they had to say.
‘Whatever is in the news becomes my muse’
Kunal Vijaykar, TV personality
Indian politics today is throwing up a lot of muses. From politicians to singer Justin Bieber’s absurd demands, whatever is topical becomes the inspiration for comedy. In other words, whoever is in the news becomes the muse. On the occasion of World Laughter Day, I would like to thank all the female politicians that I have played over the years — including Mayawati and former President of India Pratibha Patil — who gave me unadulterated subject matter for comedy.
‘Politics in India is my muse’
Sorabh Pant, Stand-up comedian
Politics in India is my muse because it’s constantly funny and constantly stupid. Also, my son is the best muse I have had in a while because he just shows you how everything …read more