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Show Us The Funnies

The Malayali is laughing it up, comedy is king on Kerala’s TV channels

Show Us The Funnies
Show Us The Funnies
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The Dupe Did It

  • Comedy Stars on Asianet Channel (Comedy skit competition)
  • Comedy Festival on Mazhavil Manorama (Comedy skit competition)
  • Comedy Express on Asianet (Comedy skit competition)
  • Cinemala on Asianet (Political and social satire)
  • Marimayam on Mazhavil Manorama (Social and bureaucratic satire)
  • Munshi on Asianet (Political and social satire)
  • Politrics on Indiavision (Political satire)
  • Democrazy on Reporter (Political satire)
  • Comedy Street on Jeevan (General comedy)
  • Rasikaraja on Surya (General comedy)

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Malayalis tend to think they have their funny bone in the right place. Some even boast that if there was such a thing as a national humour index, they would be way, way ahead of most states. Be that as it may, the surfeit of comedy shows on local TV channels are a sure indicator that Kerala does have a propensity for satire and mimicry. Indeed, the “most consistently watched” and “most popular show” across all Malayalam entertainment channels is the Vodafone Comedy Stars on Asianet channel (it’s been the show to beat for the past three years).

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