They say that laughter unites people, it could not have been any truer with the show One Mic Stand season 2 just around the corner. A show focused on bringing people from different backgrounds together under one roof so that they can try their hands at standup comedy. A writer, an actress, a news reporter and many more all of them in a common room giving stand up a go and trying to make the audiences laugh.
Last Friday the show’s trailer was unveiled and it left people in splits. The concept of the show follows the structure wherein a group of people from various walks of life join the show as comedians and are mentored by actual standup comedians. The concept is a new and unique one, one that came up in season 1 of the show. Faye D’Souza a known journalist and reporter who has in the past worked with news channels and brought events to light tries her hand at comedy in the show and this is what she had to say about working in the show.
Faye D’souza shared, “On popular demand I’m back on screens but this time in a different format. This is also my first time connecting with people outside of a newsroom and a reporting environment. I have always loved to try something new but, it was difficult to shun the serious face and don the funny hat but once I overcame that nothing compared to the joy of getting people to laugh at your jokes. I was really nervous before I stepped on the stage. Getting the right beat in your performance and delivering that in a manner that would resonate with the audience is intimidating but also a fun challenge.”
Opening up on her mentor Atul Khatri, she shared, “Atul Khatri is brilliant at what he does, he really taught me the tricks and intricacies of stand up in the short time we had to prepare. He was able to help me fine tune the minute technicalities that went into making a set perfect, his intellect and humour are unparalleled and helped me shape my set.”
‘One Mic Stand’ is an incredibly funny and acclaimed Amazon Original Series. The show featuring Sunny Leone alongside the other iconic figures including Karan Johar, Chetan Bhagat, Raftaar and Faye D’Souza, will premiere on October 22. The show will be hosted by Sapan Verma and participating celebrities will be mentored by comedians including Sumikhi Suresh, Samay Raina, Neeti Palta, Atul Khatri and Abish Mathew.