You might have heard of bar girls, but have you heard of the Bar Boys? Well, it’s the name of a group of three stand-up comic artists, namely, Abhijit Ganguly, Maheep Singh and Amit Tandon. Their jokes are mainly about stand-up comedians (bar boys) who perform in pubs.
Their next act, which will be hosted by Deepak Dhamija of Shoelace Productions, will see them take up a humorous cause — the welfare of bar boys. “Everybody around us was supporting a cause, like pink chaddi campaign or slutwalk. We were feeling left out, so we decided to take up the welfare of bar boys,” says Dhamija, a theatre writer and director.
“It is ironical how we stand-up comics are critical about doing shows with canned laughter and drum rolls on television but happily perform at bars. Bar boys is a satirical take on our double standards,” says Ganguly.
The change in venue from a bar to an auditorium is a happy coincidence for the performers. “At bars, people don’t know what we are talking about after a couple of drinks. The opportunity to perform at an auditorium and be taken seriously are few,” says Singh.
Catch them live
What: A stand-up comedy act by Bar Boys
When: May 19, 20
Timings: 7pm onwards
Entry: Tickets available at www.bookmyshow.com
Where: Little Theatre group, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
Nearest metro station: Mandi House on Blue Line