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March 18, 2016

SNG Comedy on Parents, Internet and Crazy Fans

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Image by Prateek Patel

Aadar Malik and Kautuk Srivastava of Schitz en Giggles talk to us about the playfully controversial things on the Internet

Karan Talwar, Varun Thakur, Aadar Malik, Brij Bhakta, Neville Shah and Kautuk Srivastava who make up Schitz en Giggles (also known as SNG Comedy) have taken over Mumbai’s stand-up comedy scene. With over 100,000 followers on their YouTube channel, and viral videos in their kitty, we caught up with the crew and got them to crack us up.

The journey as comedians:
Aadar: Nobody really thought this would turn into anything. SNG Comedy was the first company to be doing open mic in bars and restaurants.
Kautuk: We grew from 3 to 6 people. We started performing instead of just organising shows and that’s when it all changed for us.

Your parents told you not to:
K: Make these videos. But we do it any ways.
A: My dad told me not to do engineering. I did it and ended up quitting.

One person who should not be allowed to use the internet:
A: Kamaal R Khan. We believe that idiocy should to be controlled.

Bizarre thing you’ve heard till date:
K: Someone came up to us and said ‘hey we’ve seen you before…are you AIB?’

Absolutely unnecessary emoji:
K: The brown dollop with eyes.
A: And one with a handcart. There is no need for that one.

Absolutely needed emoji:
K: We need one for like, share and subscribe.

A strange audience you’ve performed for:
K: This one show in Bhopal. The collective age of the first ten rows was about four million years. They were a bunch of extremely old people. One uncle in the front told us to reduce the volume, because his ears were hurting!

A joke that cracks you up:
K: Knock knock. Who’s there? You. You who? YouTube.

Funniest SNG episode:
A: Gore Gote is our favourite.

Never have I ever:
K: Answered this question! (*thinks*… they were quite stumped!)
A: Not been called bhaiyya.

Is Jon Snow dead?
K: According to Hindu philosophy, we are never dead. He’s going to come back as Jon Summer.

Craziest fan moment:
A: A girl came up to us at the last FanFest and said I’m your biggest fan. She was right at the back and all we could see was her head, while she was screaming loudly. So we asked her to come in front if she wanted a picture with the crew. She came ahead, but was wearing a huge Kanan Gill t-shirt!

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