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With salt and pepper hair and strong eyebrows, Atul
Khatri is an unlikely comedian. Nevertheless, Atul provided a seriously healthy
dose of laughter at Resorts World Genting to a receptive crowd. The Late Night
Comedy Show with Atul Khatri was held at Genting International Showroom on 25
November 2017, from 10.30pm to midnight where he presented the best of stand-up
comedy, ‘the oldest English comedian in India’, as he alleged, as a punch line
of one of his many jokes.
The night started off with Double Ace, a two-man
band warming up the audience with jazzy hits. The man himself then took to the
stage to uproarious applause. Drawing laughter right off the bat with his
hilarious retelling of how he got into comedy by following his wife and two
daughters to a Justin Bieber concert, Atul Khatri continued to amuse the
audience throughout his fast-paced hour-long show.
Atul not only delivered his performance with his wit
and comedic timing but interestingly engaging with the audience by asking
questions and poking fun at them, resulting in side-splitting impromptu jokes.
Peppered with relatable tales of his work life, marriage and qualms of being
middle aged, it was easy to see why fans as far as Singapore, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Uganda and of course his home country of India came to Resorts
World Genting to be entertained by the stand-up comedian. He did not leave a
chance for the audience to draw breath for laughter as he also regaled tales of
life in Mumbai and the horrors of driving there.
Recently rated by CNN-IBN as one of the top 20
comedians in India to watch out for, Atul also won a lot of recognition when he
competed successfully against 11 other CEOs in CEOs Got Talent by Fremantle
Media in 2014. He also made an impact at the 8th Annual Hong Kong
International Comedy Festival, being the only Indian to have ever been invited
to perform at the event.
Atul, who has also made a name for himself as a
YouTube personality, decided to make spreading laughter an alternate career for
himself in 2011—so that he could tick it off his bucket list, or so he says.
Before he became a big name in stand-up comedy, he was a businessman based in
Mumbai, a computer engineer and a British Management scholar. He describes
himself as a performer who brings in a fresh 40-plus perspective into the world
of stand-up comedy.
He may have started his career in comedy by posting
jokes on Facebook but Atul has come a long way since then; he has done over 400
comedy shows, television advertisements and YouTube videos, and has performed
in some of the biggest international comedy festivals. He was one of the three
finalists at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival that was held in Delhi
in 2012, and he performed in San Francisco for a fundraiser organised by the
American India Foundation.
obviously derives great pleasure from making his audience roar with laughter
and he does that well.
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