Funny bone

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

A stand- up co­me­dian for seven years, Prim­lani picks top­ics that peo­ple don’t talk about— the en­vi­ron­ment, women’s safety, the cor­po­rate en­vi­ron­ment, gen­der equal­ity, cul­tural as­pects, Delhi men ver­sus Mum­bai men, civic sense…

“The pri­mary pur­pose of a co­me­dian is to hold up a mir­ror to so­ci­ety. We use com­edy, which is the most po­tent and dis­arm­ing tool of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.” She re­calls a 70- year- old who came up to her dur­ing a show about the male gaze in Delhi and ad­mit­ted that he was a grand­fa­ther but he, too, was one amongst them. “… Main manta hoon ki aaj tak main lad­kiyon ko aisi hi dekhta hoon, aur khuda kasam kal se nahin ka­roonga’. ( I ad­mit I have been look­ing at girls in the way that you have de­scribed, but I prom­ise I won’t do so from to­mor­row),” he told her.

“I bring about change,” Prim­lani says proudly.

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