Every day 720,000 hours of content is uploaded onto YouTube. With so much content available on the platform, it’s possible that you might have missed out on some fun videos that were posted this week. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. This is the DA Weekly Roundup, where we curate a list of the funniest comedy clips we find on the internet.
This week’s list features Mohit Morani’s excellent anecdotal bit about cyber fraud and Shubham Solanki’s “cute rant” about Divine’s lyrics and Taare Zameen Par. We’ve also included Rueben Kaduskar’s pitai story (which deserves a Tanmay Bhat reaction video), Kaneez Surka’s all-star cricket vlog and a throwback set by Maria Bamford.
1. Mohit Morani – Cyber Fraud
Comedians have a knack for finding the absurd in situations that aren’t particularly funny. So when comedian Mohit Morani was duped out of Rs. 25,000, he knew he had struck gold. In his newest video titled Cyber Fraud, Morani relives this event and has the audience laughing at his misery.
Morani weaves a compelling tale of incompetent office clerks and indifferent cops giving him the run-around, an experience that will be familiar to most of us. Watch the video till the end to find out the police’s fool-proof advice on how to keep your laptop from getting stolen.
2. Shubham Solanki – DIVINE
We’ve all seen those Genius videos where singers break down their famous hits. Now imagine a comedian doing that. In his latest video titled Divine, comedian Shubham Solanki puts the lyrics of India’s biggest rapper to the test. “Kaam 25 hai, Kaam 25 hai… toh kar le na,” says Solanki matter-of-factly.
The comic is also not too pleased with all the attention Ishaan Awasthi gets in Taare Zameen Par. Everybody talks about the artist but what about his best friend—who was never even asked if he wanted to be his friend—Rajan? Does he top his math exams? Does he go on to become an engineer? Who will answer these pressing questions?
3. Rueben Kaduskar – Papa Ki Pitai
Indian kids are, sadly, no strangers to the idea of corporal punishment as ‘discipline’. Reuben Kaduskar’s father is also a firm believer in ‘the rod’, but now Kaduskar has his revenge in this brilliant 12-minute set.
In his latest video Papa Ki Pitai the comedian recalls the numerous ways his parents tried to fix his speech impediment. From stuffing his mouth with chillies to feeding him a parrot’s half-eaten guava, they tried everything to help him… before circling back to beating the stutter out of him. Things take a rather unfortunate turn when Kaduskar comes face to face with his arch-nemesis—his father’s latthi—and hides it. Let’s just say the beater becomes the beatee. Now that’s a Pitai Review that we want from Tanmay Bhat.
Watch this extended cut of Kaduskar’s set from Comicstaan now!
4. Kaneez Surka – The South African Cricket Avengers
Kaneez Surka’s childhood friends—who didn’t let her play cricket with them—must be kicking themselves after seeing the comic’s latest vlog. In this episode, Surka and her friend and fellow comedian Nik Rabinowitz took it upon themselves to assemble the “South African Cricket Avengers” to teach her India’s favourite sport.
“Who are these Avengers?” you might ask. Well, they are none other than Dale Steyn, Paul Adams and Paddy Upton. Paul Adams teaches Surka how to bowl a googly while Dale Steyn helps her perfect the run-up in this epic vlog. Last but not the least, Paddy Upton gives her some advice on how to deal with the nerves.
Watch the video till the end to see Surka take on her childhood bullies in a game of cricket.
5. Maria Bamford – What Maria Bamford Misses About Office Life
In this throwback to Maria Bamford’s 2010 performance on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, the comedian talks about what she misses from office life. Now that’s a first. Office drama, lunch plans, you name it.
Bamford also takes aim at “healthy eating habits”. I mean in which world is a salad better than a good ol’ burger from McDonald’s? Bamford’s also talks about her dysfunctional family—which is a recurring topic in her standup—and their favourite pastime of crushing each other’s happiness.