Comedy Wagon, a Bengaluru-based event company, is all set to kick off the second edition of the Bengaluru Comedy Festival, from 9-13 November, at The Collection, UB City.

With an impressive line-up of over 50 comedians from all over the country and beyond, including Vir Das’ Alien Chutney, Kanan Gill, Zakir Khan, Daniel Fernandes, Sanjay Manaktala, Sundeep Rao and Amit Tandon, the festival promises to be a riot.

“Almost every comedian in the country is taking the stage at the festival and we hope to make it a distinctive experience for everyone with our production strength, art installations and décor," says Sumendra Singh, founder, Comedy Wagon & That Comedy Club, and director of the Bengaluru Comedy Festival.

Spread across five days, the city’s only such comedy festival till date will comprise a series of workshops, panel discussions, podcasts and fan jams on the first two days, followed by three days of shows and after-parties.

Mumbai-based comedian Fernandes, best known for his dark, sardonic take on social issues, says he is looking forward to it.

“Bengaluru is one of my favourite cities, so I am excited to be back here," Fernandes says. “The comedy scene here is one of the best in the country in terms of talent and audience and we always get a great response."

Singh agrees. “The audience is well aware of the content they like but is equally open to exploring more options," he says, adding that with these different aspects of comedy being showcased, they hope to reach out to a wider audience.

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