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Comedy Central to launch two local shows

MUMBAI: English entertainment channel Comedy Central will launch two new shows – ‘The Other Week That Wasn’t’ from 16 November at 8 pm and The Living Room’ from 1 December also at 8 pm.

The first show is a news spoof hosted by Cyrus Broacha. The other one is by stand-up comedian Kenneth Sebastian.

Viewers can now enjoy more of Cyrus’ tongue-in-cheek spoofs and mouthful of puns through his show ‘The Other Week That Wasn’t’ that mulls over fashion, entertainment and sports. Viewers can watch Cyrus, Kunal Vijaykar and Kaniez along with their team of misfit journalists present the news of the week. This is a weekly show.

Kenneth Sebastian, the next-door stand-up comedian from Bangalore, has his plate full of wits and jokes, served with a pinch of sarcasm and wry, lined up for the audience. Sebastian has been presenting since the age of 19, and has over a hundred stand-up jig showing up his collar. ‘The Living Room’ is the first ever localised show of Comedy Central.

‘The Living Room’ is India’s first English improve sketch comedy show. The show centres around Sebastian and his friends. These friends include the hilarious Kanan Gill, Kaneez, Abish Matthew, Naveen Richards, etc. The show has no scripts, no retakes, it is 100 per cent improvised!

Viacom 18 executive VP, business head, English entertainment Ferzad Palia said, “With the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene in India, we were clearly able to identify a growing appetite for homemade comedy and with the introduction of the two new shows, Comedy Central aims to cater to this emergent demand. India is at the helm of a humour renaissance today and keeping in mind the evolving tastes of our viewers, we are also adapting to cater to their preferences.”