13 Jul 2017, 9am
13 Jul 2017, 10am
LA Comedy Live is thrilled to announce that famous Indian comedian, KANAN GILL will be performing for the first time in Singapore, as part of the Asia International Comedy Festival on 10 September, 2017 at Kallang Theatre!
Kanan Gill is an Indian stand-up comedian and YouTuber who rose to fame with the YouTube series, ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ where he reviews flawed yesteryear Bollywood films in a hilarious manner. His partner-in-comedy in running this widely popular series is his fellow stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath. The duo has stirred up a storm in the YouTube scenario in the Indian subcontinent with their over-the-top commentaries and super-funny personalities.
A software engineer by profession, Gill has found unbelievable fame in a totally unrelated field. As of today, he has quit his engineering job to focus fully on his career as a comedian, and divides his work between online and offline gigs. As of June 2017, this hugely popular comic star had over 502k subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘Ok! Gill,’ 218k followers on his Instagram account and 691k followers on Twitter.
From a young age, Kanan Gill was a funny kid who loved to joke around and play pranks. However, born into a typical Indian family, there was no doubt in his mind that he would one day pursue a conventional career that would guarantee stability. After high school he chose to study computer engineering though he never lost his love for comedy. During his college days he became a part of comedy bands and spent his leisure time writing silly songs. Once he graduated, he took up a cushy job as a software engineer in Exeter Group Inc.
Even while working as a techie, his passion for comedy continued and he participated in a number of comedy competitions and won the Punchline Bangalore competition. Another win at the Comedy Store in Mumbai followed, giving Gill the confidence to quit his engineering job and focus entirely on developing his career as a comedian.
During his early days as a comedian, Kanan Gill came across another budding comedian, Biswa Kalyan Rath. The duo teamed up and originated the YouTube series ‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’ where they review Bollywood films in their own funny and twisted ways. The reviewed some popular movies such as ‘Gunda,’ ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’, ‘Prem Aggan’, and ‘Aap Ka Suroor’ which earned them a large fan following in movie-crazy India.
Their rising popularity in India soon gained them international notice as well and Gill was given a chance to work in an improvised sketch comedy show, ‘The Living Room,’ on the American channel Comedy Central. He also co-hosted the YouTube FanFest India and was one of the main personalities behind the YouTube Comedy Hunt. Ambitious to achieve even more, Kanan Gill ventured into Bollywood films in 2017 with a minor role in the Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Noor.’
Approximately 1 hour
(Inclusive of Interval)
Rating / Age Limit:
- No admission for infants in arms and children below 7 years old.
- Children aged 7 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
Photography / Video Recording Rules:
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event.
ASIA INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
LA Comedy Live is proud to present the debut Asia International Comedy Festival 2017. To be held over three days from the 8th to 10th September 2017, the comedy festival will feature internationally acclaimed comedians from Canada, USA, India, The Philippines & more!
The Asia International Comedy Festival (AICF) is not just for laughs. The festival holds a deeper message to promote diversity, acceptance when differences among people are being challenged in the world we are in today.
With the two major players in the media streaming market, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video introducing comedy to their line-up of online streaming entertainment, came a rising tide for comedy in Asia, and a demand for Asian comedians with Asian content. The Asia International Comedy Festival is a platform to curate and feature the up and coming comic talents.