TLC’s comedy show ‘Queens vs Kings’ to debut on 23 April with 12 sponsors on-board

MUMBAI: Discovery Communications India’s lifestyle channel TLC is breaking new grounds with a first of its kind comedy based on the battle of sexes. Hosted by Rahul Subramanian, the show titled ‘Queens vs Kings’ will have Anu Menon, popular TV anchor known for her alter ego Lola Kutty leading the Queens and Varun Thakur, Stand-up Comic, actor and Co-founder of SnG Comedy leading the Kings.

The show will premiere on 23 April at 9 pm on TLC and TLC’s YouTube channel – Rise by TLC.

Each leader will have 3 comedians in their team, who will be put in the spotlight in the biggest stand-off that pits them against each other to be funny – on the spot. Anu Menon’s Queens has talented standup comedians – Supriya Joshi, Kaavya Bector and Saadiya Ali while Varun Thakur’s Kings features talented Utsav Chakraborty, Kumar Varun and Sidharth Dudeja.

The show is based on a key insight of gender-based biases and stereotypes that have been formed since times unknown which have led to both the genders having polarizing views on a host of issues. It is a known fact that both the sexes are frequently at odds with each other for their differentiated opinions.

‘Queens Vs Kings’ is co-presented by ITC and co-powered by VINI Cosmetics, Toyota and BYJU’s while Fastrack has come on board as the style partner. The series has attracted Lotus Herbals, Vivo India, Bharti Airtel, Canon India, Hamdard Laboratories, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Swiggy as associate sponsors.

Discovery Communications India VP & Head, Premium & Digital Networks Zulfia Waris said, “The concept of the battle of sexes makes the situation as well as spin-offs that can arise there off inherently funny. It is interesting to note how the two genders look at the same situation in uniquely different ways. Queens Vs Kings plays-up this aspect as the teams work hard to make people laugh focusing on multiple issues like Sexism, Sensationalism, Classism, Tourism, Professionalism and many more.”

“I am delighted that this unexplored territory of battle of sexes is being explored by TLC. As the lead of the Queens team, I can vouch that there was a definitive added zing while we explored how to outscore Kings with interesting stand-up comic punches. It is a fun competition, none the less, both the teams were not ready to give an inch,” said Anu Menon.

“It is critical for television to explore all formats –Queens of Comedy broke new ground by being the first ever show focused on female comedians. Queens Vs Kings takes it a step further with both the sexes fighting a bitterly ferocious and yet comic battle,” said Varun Thakur.

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