Abhinav Shankar is a professional standup comedian based out of the finance capital of India, Mumbai.
He started trying out standup comedy three years ago at several open-mic nights. On being asked why he loves to perform standup comedy, Abhinav replies that he loves to make a fool out of himself in front of people he doesn’t know, while holding a device that amplifies his voice.
For him, the feeling he gets after making someone’s stressful life a bit better – even if it is for one moment – is everything.
He has performed at many events, from Vir Das’s Hamature Nights to Comedy Central’s Comedy Fest. He has also performed at the India Habitat Centre and various open-mic nights all over the city.
An advocate by the day and a comedian by the night, he believes that one should do something different from what they do for a living so as to break free from the shackles of a mundane lifestyle.