PS: Generally a PS comes at the end but I have to put it at the top so you don’t fry your brain out to serve me with cold beer. This is just meant to be funny. If it’s not your cup of tea, ignore it ever happened to you like that day when you watched a viral video on YouTube and almost teared your hair out because you couldn’t believe your luck.
Today I’m going to save a lot of money, energy and time for a lot of people in our country. We’re obsessed with trying to look handsome (white) and beautiful (white). If you’re ugly you don’t need to do anything to change the way you look. The uglier you are the brighter your chance to shine and grow in at least one career. Comedy. Hear me out.
If you’re a good looking dude or gal and trying to be a comic. Exit now. Good looking comedians don’t exist. Now you might get hurt and say hey you racist person, looks don’t matter to succeed anywhere. I’d say you’re right. At least in Comedy they don’t. Look around you, you ignorant genius and make a list of your favorite comedians and you’re likely to come with these names if you’re an Indian. Johnny Lever, Zakir Khan, Raju Srivastava, Biswa Kalyan Rath and if you’re rest of the world you might list Kevin Hart, Russell Peters, Richard Pryor etc. All handsome dudes? If you have their images side by side you’ll notice a common theme. And you don’t need much of a material to start with. Your face is your asset. The minute Johnny Lever walks into the screen people start laughing even before he utters a word. Get the hint?
See, even though I’m not a comedian I’m an Indian first and I have an opinion about a topic I know nothing about just like rest of us. So I have to tell you what to do.
Then you’ll also say what yaar haven’t you seen Kenny Sebastian, Kannan Gill, etc. do comedy? To that I’ll say they’re like some elite Babas preaching to an elite group of audience who clap on their jokes like they’re watching an opera with royal guests.
So in short what I’ve learned so far is I could have been a great comic too if I had known this secret. If you mix up my headshot with all of these comedians I named above you won’t notice me as the odd man out. Heck I’m even told that I look like Brahmanandam. Hence the logic.