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WATCH: From Baggy To Amit Tandon, Standup Comedy Specials To Keep You Going This Lockdown

As the world is trying to overcome the Covid-19 crisis and return to normalcy, entertainers everywhere are trying their best to bring a ray of hope to our screens.


Several singers, actors, artists, musicians, chefs and others are coming up with various virtual initiatives. Joining the club are some of our favourite stand-up comedians. Here’s a list of specials streaming now:

Baggy’s Kung Fu Bonda

The show takes you on a journey about growing older, the changes it brings and coming to terms with it. You will find Baggy’s observations on adulting, parents, marriage, sex, and grill gates along with grippy anecdotal stories leaving you in splits. The show is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Naveen Richard’s Relatively Relatable

The special deals with fridges, birthday parties, and cockroach baba cults. You can find Naveen Richard bringing together some observational comedy that is found to be relatable almost always. The show is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Vir Das’s Abroad Understanding

Find Vir Das giving you the best of both worlds – New Delhi and New York. He combines two shows into one international event in ‘Abroad Understanding’. The show is streaming on Netflix.

Apart from this, he also has two other shows – Vir Das For India and Vir Das Losing It, that are also streaming on Netflix. While the former speaks about India and its culture from an Indian perspective, the latter is about the artist literally losing it because of the tomfoolery of people around.

He has also raised money and helped out about 12 charities including the daily wagers, migrant workers, children, and elderly during this lockdown period through his Vir Das At Home initiative. It is a series of stand-up gigs from home done for the sole purpose of raising funds.

His most recent Netflix series Hasmukh is also about an aspiring comedian who realises that committing murder is the only way to keep his onstage mojo.

Aravind SA’s Stand-Up Shows

While a week back he commented on Sundar Pichai and the media buzz surrounding him, his latest is about dating and its uncanny resemblance to mutual fund investments. He has been releasing these videos on Youtube through his channel ‘Aravind SA’. The comedian who claims that life is all about regrets looks back in time as he steps into his 30s.

Amit Tandon’s Family Tandoncies

The comedy special focuses on the Tandons’ perspective on life, marriage, and all things that make family. The special is pegged as a perspective that will “spill the tea on what many of us think, but are too afraid to speak out loud.” The hour-long show is streaming on Netflix.