Have you heard? The Circuit is coming to town! In Delhi and Bengaluru on 7 and 8 March, and in Mumbai from the 7-15 of the month, this completely unexpected sort of comedy festival will feature some of your all-time favourite comics, showcase brand new formats and, basically, be your ‘Get Out of Jail’ card, if you just CANNOT spend yet another weekend sipping on overpriced cocktails at your neighbourhood bar. For comedy connoisseurs and first-timers alike, we break down six reasons you need to buy your tickets right now:
1. It’s a great place to discover your new favourite standup comedian. The festival’s ginormous line-up includes over 150 comics—including old hats, city-favourites, and absolute freshers. So, even if you’re coming to watch Kanan Gill, chances are you’ll also find out about a hilarious, brand new act in town.
2. The Circuit‘s programming includes exclusive, one-time only sets that you can never watch again! From Tanmay Bhat’s The Secret Show and Biswa Kalyan Rath’s Happily Ever After to new formats like storytelling shows and comedy debates, there’s lots of brand new live ‘content’ to enjoy.
3. Wish there were more regional comedy shows in your city? We hear you! To that end, The Circuit will also include Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Malayali standup shows, performed by the biggest and best in the business.
4. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite comic. If you find regular gigs rather one-sided and want MORE, you definitely need to head for a crowd-work show at the festival. There’s at least one in each city—Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai—so start working on your opening lines.
5. For the first time ever in India, comedy meets drag meets improv at 2 Queer 2 Hilarious—a fresh new format that celebrates inclusivity—a completely unexpected sort of show at this completely unexpected sort of comedy festival.
6. Ticket prices start at Rs 99; that’s less than the cost of that Frappuccino you bought this morning. The Circuit promises paisa-vasool entertainment at a fraction of the cost your regular weekend scenes.
We rest our case.