Nick Name:-Punit Pania
Performing Since:-2 years
Favourite Venue:-Independence Brewing Company, Andheri (Mumbai)
Influencer :-George Carlin
When did you realize that you are funny and you need to let the world know that you are funny?
I have been writing for over a decade, mostly humor. So the need has always been there. Around 3 years back, stand-up happened, and I know this is the medium I want to use to get my humor across.
What are you Laughter Secrets?
No secret recipes yet but always respecting your audience is vital. And never judge your material based on one night.
Share any memorable event or instance.
Have come close to getting beaten up on more than one occasion in bar gigs which is the closest a comic can come to feeling like a Rockstar.
What advice would you give new comedians just starting out?
Perseverance often wins out over talent. This is perhaps the toughest performing art form since we are aiming for a very specific emotion, the feedback is immediate and brutal. Humility without being pessimistic is the balance to achieve.
Have you ever been booed on stage?
Nope but silence hits you harder.
Are you Single?
That…depends on when this article gets published.
ABOUT Punit Pania
Punit Pania is a corporate survivor. After 7 years of salaried existence, he is finally coming out of the closet as an artist. He is the single man behind Chalta Hai Comedy – an NGO without foreign funding.
Having produced over 500 shows over the past year including several sold-out concept shows, Punit is making himself believe that comedy is the answer to a midlife crisis that is waiting to happen. Punit describes himself as a marketing professional by day, a compulsive writer by night and somewhat of a comedian on weekends.
Having travelled across 20 states of our great country, Punit peddles suburban philosophy disguised as observational comedy and at times even as TED Talks. Fluent in 5 languages, Punit’s ethnic background is a matter of debate that may be settled during his audience interactions. He denies having low self-esteem issues and thinks he is pretty good at writing artist bios in the third person.