PRITI DAS | STAND-UP COMIC

India Today - - COVER STORY - by Kookie De­sai

Though she’s one of the very few women stand-up co­me­di­ans from Gu­jarat, Priti Das has a grow­ing set of ar­dent fans. It has been two years since Das started per­form­ing as a stand-up artiste with Com­edy Fac­tory. “Back then, it was an all- male af­fair and I couldn’t un­der­stand why women couldn’t be equally funny and in­ter­est­ing when it comes to one lin­ers. My first show at Vado­dara, Four­play, set the ball rolling for me,” she says. Af­ter her first show, Das was soon roped in for rou­tine stand-up acts across the state. How­ever, her male coun­ter­parts are most of­ten found un­easy the mo­ment Das opens her act. “My con­tent is very edgy— cur­rent pol­i­tics, vagi­nal ad­ver­tise­ments, con­doms and its uses, creams used for fair­ness, so on and so forth. Hence, I have a very thin fan fol­low­ing but they are faith­ful, or at least I be­lieve they are. My show continues till my au­di­ence wants me on stage,” says the co­me­dian.

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