List of 10 best standup comedians in India in 2023

We witnessed the rise of the best standup comedians in India with several openings of comedy laugh clubs. The view of Indians toward comedy changed when the popular show AIB entered. Today Indian standup comedians are dominating the industry and are popular on social media platforms. We have curated the top 10 list of the most prominent and famous standup comedians in 2023.

List of 10 best standup comedians in India in 2023

1. Anubhav Singh Bassi


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 Anubhav Singh Bassi is famous and the no1 stand-up comedian in India in 2023. His career as a best stand-up comedian on Youtube began after an open mic in 2017. Before becoming a standup comedian he was a UPSC aspirant, a qualified BA LLB graduate, and an entrepreneur. His comedic acts Hostel, Waxing, and Cheating got million of views on Youtube.

As of 2023, Bassi made his Bollywood debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in Tu Jhuthi Mai Makhar. Besides, he also came up with his first standup special “Bas Kar Bassi” on Amazon Prime Videos.

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2. Gaurav Kapoor


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 Gaurav Kapoor is a Delhi-based best stand-up comedian in India who gained popularity on youtube. He is a rising and upcoming comedian at the age of 35 who quit his corporate job and turn a full-time comedian. His genre of comedy gained a lot of attention because it is observational and audiences can easily relate. Not just youtube, Gaurav’s Instagram reels are equally funny which makes him one of the best stand-up comedians in India.  

3. Abhishek Upmanyu


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 The list of popular stand-up comedians in India is incomplete without the mention of Abhishek Upmanyu. He a renowned Indian stand-up comedian from Delhi who completed his engineering degree and worked in a renowned company before starting his comedy journey.

Abhishek initially joined “On Air AIB” as a writer” and went on to make waves with his funny acts. Today he has more than 1.6 million followers on Instagram and 4.6 million subscribers on Youtube. Indeed, he deserves to be among the top comedians in India in 2023.

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4. Aditi Mittal


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 Abhishek Upmanyu’s favorite and foremost female standup comedian in India, Aditi Mittal has appeared in several comedy shows. Aditi was a trendsetter and began comedy when it was not even popular in India. In 2013, she was invited to BBC’s prestigious 100 Women Conference.

Her satirical acts vary from various cultural issues and women’s problems in India. Aditi has an inspiring story from a class entertainer to the best Indian standup comedian. She also made an international debut ad appeared in the American documentary Stand Up Planet.

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5. Harsh Gujral


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 Harsh Gujral is a popular social media personality and one of the new stand-up comedians in India. His genre of comedy is a mix of real-life anecdotes light and contemporary. He has an easy narrating style which helped him perform stand-up comedy internationally. You can check his official youtube channel with more than 1 million subscribers where each of his videos gets millions of views.

Harsh is often referred to as “Sasta Vicky Kaushal” due to his similarities with Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal. So next time he is in your town, book a ticket and enjoy the show!

6. Kapil Sharma


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 Well, the King of comedy is none other than Kapil Sharma. He began his career in 2007 when he won the 3rd season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Although he hasn’t done stand-up acts much his acts appeared on Netflix. He gained popularity with his shows and is the host of The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV.

Besides, he has started in films such as Zwigato, Kis Kis Ko Pyar Karu, Firangi, and so on. Indeed, he deserves to be among the top 10 stand-up comedians in India in 2023.

7. Zakir Khan


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Famous Indian standup Comedian Zakir Khan gave us the mantra of Haq Se Single and Sakht Launda. He gained recognition after winning Comedy Central stand-up competition. Audiences can easily relate to him because it is based on love and heartbreak. Hailing from Indore, he is the grandson of Sarangi Maestro Ustad Moinuddin Khan.

His acts like Kaksha Gyarvi, Thathastu ( on Amazon Prime), and many more captivated the hearts of audiences. With 5.3 million followers on Instagram, Zakir khan is one of the best stand-up comedians in India in 2023.

8. Aishwarya Mohanraj


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 Aishwarya Mohanraj is one of the wittiest female comedians India ever has had. She began her career as one of the top 10 contestants on the show Comiscstaan. She uses her real-life family members to create comedy content which makes it easy for audiences to relate. As a comedy content writer, Aishwarya has worked for shows like Son of Abhish, Behti Naak, On Air with AIB, etc. At the end of 2022, she got married to her long-time boyfriend Aakash Shah.

9. Atul Khatri


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 Atul Khatri is one of the best stand-up comedians in India who’s giving tough competition to newbies. Popular for his rants he was rated among the top Indian comedians by CNN-IBN. He is a qualified engineer with, MBA, and was a winner of the CEO’s Got Talent Season 1. At the age of 43, Khatri decided to become a comedian while managing his family business.

However, initially, Khatri wanted to become a bartender and then later a disc jockey but did not pursue either field. He has performed at shows such as at The Comedy Store and the Canvas Laugh Factory, and with East India Comedy. Indeed, he deserves to be on the list of stand-up comedians in India 2023.

10. Biswa Kalyan Rath


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 Hailing from Odisha, Biswa features on the list of the most popular stand-up comedians in India. Biswa is an IIT Kharagpur graduate who worked in a graphic design, advertising, and software company. He got his breakthrough YouTube comedy series, Pretentious Movie Reviews.

He presented and produced with fellow comedian Kanan Gill. In the series, the duo review critically panned Bollywood films. Soon, he became a popular face in Indian stand-up comedy and played a supporting role in the 2016 Netflix comedy film Brahman Naman. Biswa has also launched an exclusive Masterclass for aspiring stand-up comedians named FrontRow.


1. Who is the no1 Comedian of India?

With 5.3 million followers on Instagram, Zahir khan is one of the best stand-up comedians in India in 2023. He established a name for himself with his appearance in several shows. Ranked as one of the greatest stand-up comedians in India belongs to a family of classical musicians.

2. Who is the world’s best comedian?

The top 5 world’s best comedians are:
Kevin Hart
Jerry Steinfield
Terry Fator
Amy Schumer
Jeff Dunham

3. Who is India’s biggest comedy king?

Nothing but simplicity and warmth can define Hrishikesh Mukherjee popularly known as Hrishi-da. He was an Indian film director, editor, and writer and the king of Comedy according to Times of India.

It is impossible to list everyone, there are several best and most famous standup comedians in India. Let us know in the comment section, who is your favorite standup comedians from Indian in 2023.

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