&TV- IPSSK- comedy night with Johhny Lever
Shah Rukh’s disastrous standup comic act!
No matter how hard Shah Rukh Khan can make one laugh with his films, when it comes to performing live comedy as a standup comic, the lesser said the better! Or so his fans realised on the episode of &TV’s India Poochega… Sabse Shaana Kaun. Shah Rukh’s long-cherished dream of becoming a standup comic seemed to be coming true on his own show since he had a ready audience. So he set out by saying ‘Main aapko joke sunau aur hopefully itni acchi sunau ki aap log pagal ho jaayein.’ But what followed was a damp squib for him and the audiences who looked nothing short of bored after listening to his lame jokes. So, the King Khan realised he’d rather leave comedy to the experts, the guests of the evening – comedy actors Kiku, Upasna Singh, Johnny Lever and his daughter Jammy who participated to support for a noble cause for Mimicry Artist Association of Mumbai (MAAM).
Shah Rukh summed up about the guests, “The most difficult thing is to laugh at ourselves. Ye log uthte, baithte logon ko hasaate rehte hain aur bohot sanjeeda log hain.” Thereafter the evening was a laugh riot with mimicry of famous stars like Farah Khan, Saroj Khan, Asha Bhosale, etc. But the icing on the cake was the two stalwarts of comedy Upasna Singh and Johnny Lever reenacting the iconic scene from Judai. The audiences went back with their sides hurting with laughter!