KATHMANDU – At a restaurant with around 20-30 people, Kshitz KC, 25, roasts the crowd in front of him with utmost ease. Instead of offended grimaces and flying shoes, the man behind the microphone gets a roar of laughter and applause. He further uses the encouragement to roast more people.
Before KC tried his hands at stand-up comedy, his roasts usually landed him in a bit of trouble. But ever since he’s been doing this, he’s getting a lot of applause–something he says he did not expect.
His journey as a stand-up started six months ago with Comedy Circle, a club established to revive comedy in Nepal. Comedy Circle is part of a production house (Viewfinders Production) which after working for clients for over two years, wanted to do something for itself.
“Having worked for clients, we really wanted something to call our own,” adds twenty-five-year-old Suraj Khadgi the co-founder of Comedy Circle and Production Manager at Viewfinders Production who adds he watched a lot of comedy shows and felt that such a show would do good in the market here.