Much to cheer
The fourth edition of NCPA Cheer will be a three-day celebration of comedy, wit, laughter, and will showcase six acts, three plays, all premieres, including a magical comedy, an Indian comedy debate and an all-women show.
There’s a lot to look forward to the Cheer Festival that will be held at across three venues within NCPA. We handpicked a few must-attends.
Stand-up comics Sorabh Pant and (below) Radhika Vaz
LOL with the women: India’s funniest women will present a 90-minute stand-up and improvisation act. The performers include top brass comics like Radhika Vaz, Anu Menon and Sonali Thakker on the same stage.
But seriously? If you enjoy witty puns and a fresh perspective on some of the most current issues facing the country, the Indian Comedy Debate might pique your interest. It offers a serious a look at hard-hitting issues, delicate concerns and deep-rooted problems including discussions on the Tata Nano, the Aadhar card, Arnab Goswami, and more. The cast will include Anuvab Pal, Rajneesh Kapoor, Varun Grover, Adhiraj Singh and others.
Magic and laughs: In a unique mix of magic and comedy, The Wizard Wars will showcase a supernatural war that rages across the realms where a grand magician will face off against a mind-numbing mentalist to win the love of the crowd.
Sorabh, unplugged: Sorabh Pant’s popular stand-up comedy show will return with 30 minutes of brand new material, including Pant drinking alcohol in Gujarat and explaining precisely why Indians travelled all the way to Mars, among other things.
Also do not miss the popular satirical black comedy, Black with ‘Equal’, that takes an unsentimental look at contemporary society, in just four scenes.
Till: June 7
At: NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.
Log on to: www.ncpamumbai.in (for the full schedule)