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After its debut last year, Cheer!, a three-day comedy festival, is back for its second installment and will include a bunch of funny premiereing plays, stand-up comedy acts, workshops and a lot more from this genre, starting on June 14 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).

A still from 2+2, a collection of four short plays, that will open Cheer! on June 14

“The festival attempts to introduce audiences and participants to various aspects of comedy. After the super response to last year’s festival, this year we have taken the programming up a notch, with humour always at the core of this storm of comic delights,” says Deepa Gahlot, Head -- Programming (Theatre & Films), NCPA, who has conceptualised the event.

The festival will open with Balancing Act Productions’ 2+2, a collection of four short plays and will go on to Silly Point’s Couple Of Fools, and Akvarious Production’s My Romantic History.

The stand-up comedy segments will feature Anuvab Pal’s new act, The Nation Still Wants to Know, comic gigs by East India Co.medy and Improv by The Ministry of Schtick. The programme also includes two interactive workshops by East India Co.medy and The Ministry of Schtick on June 15 and 16.

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