Rock music walks into a bar

Oct 07, 2012, 08:47 IST | Nivedita Dargalkar

Vir Das's Alien Chutney, which will be performed at the Comedy Store today, is an experiment to combine comedy with rock music to lift the spirits of the audience

If you prefer your evenings to be snazzy with a dash of melody, head straight to Comedy Store to catch up Weirdass Comedy’s Alien Chutney. Featuring comedian and actor Vir Das, drummer Sid Coutto, guitarist Warren Mendosa and Kaizad Gherda on the keyboard, the stand-up act will feature 18 songs that tickle your funny bone.

The brainchild of Das, Alien Chutney is credited to be the only comedy rock-band to have performed at all the three venues — Delhi, Bangalore and Pune during the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2012.

(Clockwise from bottom left) Alien Chutney crew members — Kaizad Gherda, Sid Coutto, Vir Das and Warren Mendosa

“Alien Chutney is India’s first comedy-rock band,” says Das. The crew members promise jokes, humour, stupid lyrics — an out-and-out lethal combination promising to take the audience to a new high.

“The music gets funny with the band’s original compositions on a range of subjects such as the difference between Delhi and Mumbai girls, a blues song about village men, a punk song about funkalicious pakodas, Parsi love songs, tributes to Himesh, death metal songs, pop songs and the tadka song when a boy falls in love with his bhajiwali. The line-up of acts won’t let you slack through the performance for even a second,” says Das.

Kavi Shastri, the co-founder of Weirdass Comedy, says, “The group revises its acts each time keeping contemporary issues in mind . We get repeat audiences who want to check out and enjoy the new additions .”

“If the songs don’t crack you up, the band’s constant interaction with the crowd definitely will. As an act, Alien Chutney is edgy, catchy, raunchy and above all, pure entertainment,” promises Das.

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