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Johnny Lever talks about current generation of comedians

Monday, August 2, 2021 • Hindi Comments

Johnny Lever talks about current generation of comedians

Comedy is an important aspect of cinema as it is what provides the films a necessary balance. Anyone who has tried his hand at comedy can tell you that it's not an easy task. However, even after being such an important factor of movie making, comedians never enjoyed the kind of fame and success that they deserved. But the time is changing now and comedians are starting to get their due.

Legendary comedy artist Johnny Lever recently talked about the current state of comedians in the industry. He said, "It is also true that for the longest time, the business of comedy was never taken seriously. That is why perhaps we, the stand-up comedians, the mimicry artists were neither taken seriously nor given the respect and money we deserved. You see, we would travel with big celebrated artists and would get a small stage time, just for comic relief. Now, when I see all the youngsters, including my daughter Jamie (Lever) doing a whole show I realised the progressive change has come!”

He added, "Since the new culture of ‘stand-up comedy’ is coming from western culture, the style and the humour is also urban at times. But it is good to see how some Indian comedians are creating content that is very local, fun and adding various elements including mimicry! Making the voice of another famous person, adding a dash of humour to that and the amount of practice it requires for right voice modulation – trust me it is a task. Mimicry is an art, those who are doing it are artists."

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