Anu Menon,

VJ and The­atre Artist

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Q. What has your work ex­pe­ri­ence with com­edy been like? A. It’s cer­tainly been a laugh! Some jokes that work well in Pune, don’t work so well in Delhi. Some Bol­ly­wood stars sur­prise you with their sharp wit. Hu­mour is a huge learn­ing curve. Q. How did your al­ter-ego Lola Kutty come about? What’s her story?

A. It was af­ter I fin­ished drama school in Lon­don that I had a ‘Eu­reka! mo­ment’ and Lola was born. I think it was out of the angst of be­ing sur­rounded by North In­di­ans, who didn’t be­lieve I was from the South. I fig­ured it would be fun to be a char­ac­ter who was the an­tithe­sis of cool, and luck­ily Chan­nel V took the risk with me! Q. Do you keep a book to jot down ideas and lines for your rou­tines? A. Yes, my lit­tle black book does not have num­bers of boys, just funny lines I’ve read or over­heard. I love peo­ple-watch­ing so I al­ways jot down fun observations and ideas for rou­tines. Q. Where can we see you next? A. On stage. I’m act­ing in One On One and Ham­let—The Clown Prince and I’m part of the com­edy group The Car­di­nal Ben­gans, all at a the­atre near you! ■

Graphic T-shirt, Mango; cropped jacket, Vero Moda; ring, Ri­tika

Sachdeva at At­tic; ear­rings, At­tic; neck­lace, Cu­rio Cottage

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