Catch comic Munawar Faruqui perform live this weekend in Mumbai

After his win on a existence show, a comedian is behind to his favourite space – a theatre – with a humorous set

Catch comic Munawar Faruqui perform live this weekend in Mumbai

Munawar Faruqui. Pic Courtesy/Facebook

From a lock-up to Lock Upp, stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has had an eventful year. Yet somehow, in a face of all a hate-mongering, he has managed to reason on to comedy, with a grin always personification on his lips, and some shayari thrown in for good measure. “I didn’t set out to infer my haters wrong. Those who misunderstood me, weren’t wakeful of a whole context since that’s how a Internet works; we see something, we don’t puncture deeper. But once we get to know me, we can’t hatred me,” he chuckles.

In Jan final year, a comedian was arrested formed on a censure that he was going to make disgusting remarks about Hindu deities during a show. Since his release, he has also battled several cancelled shows, after threats by worried groups. Earlier this year, he fought it out on a existence TV uncover to emerge as a winner. And currently and tomorrow, Faruqui is set to take a theatre opposite opposite locations in Mumbai to do what he loves a many — moment jokes in person.

Ahead of his show, Dongri to Nowhere, he recalls that he had no dreams of being a comedian while flourishing up. “I had left to a mall on a Sunday for window selling — since kapde toh Mohammad Ali Road se hi khareed te a — and we saw a comedian Anirban Dasgupta whose work had tender me. we met him though forgot to click a picture, so we followed him compartment a comedy club. There, for a initial time, we saw posters of an open mic,” Faruqui tells us. With recommendation from Dasgupta on open mics in Mumbai, Faruqui shortly found himself during one. The rest, as they say, is history.

Dongri to Nowhere is one of Faruqui’s many renouned sets. “I had achieved it before a pestilence too, though we put that footage out on YouTube, so a element expired. we started essay again in a lockdown,” he shares. In a set, a comedian has drawn on life practice from his home state Gujarat to Dongri. “It has a essence of India and us, in terms of who we are. It’s utterly relatable and in a storytelling format,” he asserts. 

Having been on a TV show, sung songs and achieved live, a comedian says he binds a latter generally tighten to his heart. “It gives me wish when we see people carrying a good time during my show, since currently we are surrounded by too most highlight and an descent reality,” he signs off.

On: Jul 1, 7 pm; Jul 2, 8.30 pm. 
At: Nehru Centre, Worli (July 1) Aspee Auditorium, Malad West (July 2).
Cost: Rs 999 onwards

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