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“It’s time to stand-up and get no­ticed,” de­clares Kapil Sharma, ar­guably the busiest Pun­jabi TV comic star to­day. Known for his stand-up com­edy char­ac­ters, Lala Roshan Lal (an old Pun­jabi man) and Shamsher Singh (the Pun­jab Po­lice cop), 29 year-old Sharma is the win­ner of pop­u­lar standup com­edy show, The Great In­dian Laugh­ter Chal­lenge III. Last year, he won the Com­edy

Cir­cus Ma­hasan­gram in 2010, Com­edy Cir­cus Ke Su­per­stars, Com­edy Cir­cus Ka Jadoo and in 2011 Ju­bilee Com­edy Cir­cus.

Sharma who also an­chors var­i­ous shows points out that a so­cial mes­sage is the sin­gle-most im­por­tant in­gre­di­ent in comic con­tent cater­ing to in­tel­li­gent au­di­ences. “Any­body can in­dulge in buf­foon­ery but to come up with a thought-pro­vok­ing rib-tick­ler re­ally re­quires grey cells,” he says.

Sharma writes all his scripts him­self and draws in­spi­ra­tion from real-life ob­ser­va­tions. Speak­ing about his style, he says. “Ob­ser­va­tional humour al­ways makes peo­ple laugh, apart from the reg­u­lar com­mu­nity based jokes,” he says, “Po­lit­i­cal humour, how­ever, falls flat if over­done. So I try to move be­yond jaded one lin­ers on politi­cians.” Sharma has also re­cently acted in the movie, It Is My Life, apart from do­ing cameos in the pop­u­lar show Com­edy

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