» THINGS THEY WOULDN’T LET ME SAY (NETFLIX) Mittal left a corporate job in New York to return to India, and was fascinated by the nascent stand-up scene back home. She trained herself and soon took to live performances – she was one of the first women stand-ups in the country. In her special, she of course says the things she wants to say, with topical takes on being single, wearing thongs, and the awkwardness of Indian movie ratings. This trailblazer is now considered one of the top 10 stand-up comedians in India, according to The Times of India.
Good one: “It’s really nice to be in Australia because I am referred to as a comedian. In India I am referred to as a female comedian. One of the top stereotypes associated with a female comedian is they talk about sex too much; too much sex. I constantly get people on the Internet being like, ‘Excuse me you are talking too much about Bobs and Vagine’. Bobs and vagine is Indian Internet for boobs and vagina because why should you be able to spell it if you haven’t seen it.”