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&TV to air ‘Comedy Dangal’ from 12 August at 9 pm

MUMBAI: Hindi GEC &TV is airing a new comedy series, ‘Comedy Dangal’, from 12 August at 9 pm.

The one-hour show will feature two genres of comedy – Skit and Stand-up, battling it out to be the winner of the episode. The battle of comedy will not just explore various themes but also present distinct performances by well-known artists from the entertainment industry.

Produced by Optimystix, ‘Comedy Dangal’ will feature two teams of judge Anu Malik and Bharti Singh. Malik’s Akhada will head the skit’s team whereas Singh’s Tabela will head the stand-up team.

The team will challenge each other through tongue-in-cheek punch-lines and theme based slapstick humour. Based on the comic timing and impact of the punches, kicks and tricks, the judges will announce the winning performance of the episode. By the end of the season the team with the highest score will be crowned the winner of the show.

Tabela team will feature stand-up comedians such as Amit Tandon, Abhijit Ganguly, Manan Desai, Jeeveshu Ahlluwalia, Jimmy and Rehman. Akhada team, on the other hand, will see television actors like Anita Hasnandani, Rajesh Kumar, Surbhi Jyoti, Mahi Vij and Shikha Singh.

&TV business head Rajesh Iyer said , “With over 50 celebrated artists and performers, ‘Comedy Dangal’ is nothing short of a laughter fest on television. The show will see a mix of new age and reputed stand-up comedians battle it out with established TV personalities bringing forth the much-needed diversity in the genre of comedy. With Bharti Singh and Anu Malik leading the show as mentors and judges, the bar is raised for a comic duel.”

Malik said, “It is said that if you aren’t laughing, you are not living your life right. This is the mantra I follow given my hectic lifestyle. It was my liking and love for the genre that drove me to take up ‘Comedy Dangal’. &TV has been instrumental in presenting innovative content since its inception and through this show they are cementing its thought further and I am really happy to have marked my debut in the genre of comedy with them for a show like ‘Comedy Dangal’. I am all geared up with my squad of comedians, the skit team who will represent Anu Malik’s Akhada, for a fun and laughter filled extravaganza.”

Singh stated, “Coming from the background of comedy, I have been part of many shows based on different concepts… but ‘Comedy Dangal’ is quite unique. I am glad that &TV has thought of bringing the best forms of comedy under one roof. I have been judged for my comic timing numerous times and it feels good now that I have graduated as a judge. It’s my turn now to give marks to people and main chun chun ke badla lungi. Jokes apart, as a leader and mentor of the stand-up team, my focus would be to maintain the essence of the form and at the same time experiment with newer avenues with only one intention of making viewers laugh.”