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Comedy as a Super-Hero in a Burning City

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Comedy as a Super-Hero in a Burning City

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Comedy and satire has emerged as an unlikely bridge-builder in light of growing political instability around the world. As a professional comedian, Varun Grover has seen how comedy can dismantle barriers and bring clarity to serious discussions on issues such as climate change, religious extremism and political failure. In this talk, Varun will take the audience on a journey through his own experiences as a comedian and highlight observations on broader comedic trends around the world.

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Varun Grover is a Mumbai-based screen-writer (Masaan), lyricist (Gangs of Wasseypur, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ankhon Dekhi, Fan, Udta Punjab), short-story writer (Chakmak), and stand-up comedian. He's also part of the three member comedy-musical group called Aisi Taisi Democracy, a much critiqued political-satire stage show. Varun's work is derived from contemporary Indian conflicts, urban existence, and realities.

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