Formerly an executive at Mahindra, Rahul Subramanian has been a standup comic since he won the YouTube Comedy hunt in 2015 (with his friend, colleague and co-founder of Random Chikibum, Kumar Varun). He has since gone viral several times with his standup bits on YouTube, and in 2018, Subramanian released his special, Kal Main Udega on Amazon Prime Video—hilariously pissing off DJs in the process—and ended the year with a joint US tour with Kunal Kamra.
This year, he’s already hit up the Melbourne International Comedy Fest, and is currently performing two live shows—his one hour special, Is This Even Comedy? and his crowd-work show, You & Me across India.
Subramanian is a sensation to watch live (and hilarious even on LinkedIn). Here are five essential standup videos of his work, ranked.