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&TV to launch weekday comedy show ‘Happy Hours’
MUMBAI: Hindi GEC &TV is launching a new comedy show titled ‘Happy Hours. The show will launch on 29 August with a one-hour special episode at 7 pm, after which it will air every Monday to Friday at 7:30 pm from 30 August onwards.
Produced by Essel Vision, this tongue-in-cheek comedy promises to entertain the audience through skits, gags, public opinions and inimitable characters.
In an era where people have synced their lives to their phones and the internet is a one-stop destination for being social, ‘Happy Hours’ will bring forth content and conversations based on social media.
Hosted by Monica Murthy known for her mimicry (especially her enactment of Kangana Ranaut) and RJ turned actor Abhimanyu Kak, ‘Happy Hours’ promises to give audience a break from the monotony of life and take audience on a laughter ride every evening.
Talking about hosting the show, Murthy says, “’Happy Hours’ is my first show on TV as an anchor and it definitely excites me. It is a new genre for me, and I am all ready to tickle the audience’s funny bones. The concept of the show demonstrates how we are immensely connected to social media. I am very excited to try a variation in my career and also we have a wonderful team at Essel Vision along with my co-actors.”
Kak says, “I found the concept really amazing, and ‘Happy Hours’ is the need of the hour. When I got the opportunity to anchor the show, I was excited and nervous at the same time. Since radio has been my life for the past 12 years, the best part is people only hear your voice and on television you need to look presentable since everything is noticed on the camera, hence the excitement and the nervousness. The main projection of our show is humour with the incorporation of social media. We hope the audience enjoys the show.”
Joining the hosts will be unique characters like the Social Baba played by Jaswant Singh, Miss Trendy played by Pooja Mishraand, as well as artists like Paritosh Tripathi, Isha Uppal, Swati Bakshi, Praveen Hingonia, Surinder Anugral and Abhay Pratap Singh in various other characters.