NEW DELHI: “With every passing year I feel laughter is costing comedians more and more. It’s costing them their spontaneity and it’s costing them their impulse. I have even heard some comedians telling jokes to their lawyers and showing their video to a legal team before they release it online” said, Comedian, Kunal Kamra in a Twitter post on Comedian, Munawar Faruqui Bengaluru show cancellation.
Kamra said, “The impulse of any artist to be so calculative, a move in itself is the slow death of the art from. Laughter is beautiful, honest and most spurred by spontaneity – if a comedian is calculating what should they present to the audience for the audience to laugh at, the audience will also soon think what should they laugh on.”
“A Zen Master once quoted “when you’re laughing you can never be in the past or the future”. That immense, confounding, timeless beauty of laughter is being penalised and criminalised” said, Kamra.
Kamra added that, “Imagine you reaching out to a comedian for a quote and comedian is not even trying to joke and is giving a serious calculated response, not a ephemeral human reaction.”
Munuwar Faruqui had earlier informed about his Bengaluru show cancellation under the threats of venue vandalism in a Twitter post.