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Good response to Hinglish stand-up comedy

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 9 - The Funny Rascals� first ever Hinglish stand-up comedy show in the city emerged a success, with noted comedians Nitin Rivaldo and Appurv Gupta tickling the funny bones of the jam-packed audience at Pragjyoti-ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machkhowa here last evening.

The comedy show was organised by Guwahati Round Table 235 under the banner of Round Table India as a charity fund-raising event to raise funds to build classrooms and school infrastructure at the Shankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan at Dadara off the city.

Speaking on the audience�s response, Rajat Sureka, chairman of Guwahati Round Table 235, said, �I thank the people of Guwahati for this wonderful response. The laughter evoked by this comedy show will spread smiles to those 500 underprivileged students at Dadara by giving them an opportunity to go to a school with a better learning environment and infrastructure. Stand-up comedy being a new genre of performing arts, will also help create a platform for aspiring local artistes.� He added that the proceeds from the show would help them undertake the phase 2 development of the school.

Overwhelmed with the crowd response, Appurv Gupta, feted as one of India�s leading Hinglish comedians stated by Comedy Central, and a nominee of Forbes India Celebrity 100 for 2015, said, �The crowd was awesome and beyond my expectations. This show will be a big step for the comedy scene in North East and I hope it opens the comedy scene in the region.�

Guwahati Round Table 235, a part of Round Table India, is a non-religious, non-political organisation. The first Round Table was formed in Norwich, England in 1927, and in India the first Table was formed in 1957. The organisation has members (referred to as Tablers) aged between 18-40 years and every chapter (referred to as Table) comprises a maximum of 25 Tablers. Round Table India has now around 200 Tablers in around 280 Tables located across 80 cities and towns, comprising businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals.

In Guwahati, there are four Tables, while there is a solitary Table each in Shillong, Tinsukia and Jorhat. More Tables are coming up in Dibrugarh, Tezpur and other places.

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Good response to Hinglish stand-up comedy

GUWAHATI, May 9 - The Funny Rascals� first ever Hinglish stand-up comedy show in the city emerged a success, with noted comedians Nitin Rivaldo and Appurv Gupta tickling the funny bones of the jam-packed audience at Pragjyoti-ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machkhowa here last evening.

The comedy show was organised by Guwahati Round Table 235 under the banner of Round Table India as a charity fund-raising event to raise funds to build classrooms and school infrastructure at the Shankardev Shishu Vidya Niketan at Dadara off the city.

Speaking on the audience�s response, Rajat Sureka, chairman of Guwahati Round Table 235, said, �I thank the people of Guwahati for this wonderful response. The laughter evoked by this comedy show will spread smiles to those 500 underprivileged students at Dadara by giving them an opportunity to go to a school with a better learning environment and infrastructure. Stand-up comedy being a new genre of performing arts, will also help create a platform for aspiring local artistes.� He added that the proceeds from the show would help them undertake the phase 2 development of the school.

Overwhelmed with the crowd response, Appurv Gupta, feted as one of India�s leading Hinglish comedians stated by Comedy Central, and a nominee of Forbes India Celebrity 100 for 2015, said, �The crowd was awesome and beyond my expectations. This show will be a big step for the comedy scene in North East and I hope it opens the comedy scene in the region.�

Guwahati Round Table 235, a part of Round Table India, is a non-religious, non-political organisation. The first Round Table was formed in Norwich, England in 1927, and in India the first Table was formed in 1957. The organisation has members (referred to as Tablers) aged between 18-40 years and every chapter (referred to as Table) comprises a maximum of 25 Tablers. Round Table India has now around 200 Tablers in around 280 Tables located across 80 cities and towns, comprising businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals.

In Guwahati, there are four Tables, while there is a solitary Table each in Shillong, Tinsukia and Jorhat. More Tables are coming up in Dibrugarh, Tezpur and other places.