Atul Khatri keeps the crowd in stitches at Resorts World Genting


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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.


Atul obviously derives great pleasure from making his audience roar with laughter and he does that well. 

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