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Laughathon 2016 has Coimbatoreans in splits

U Bharath


This had to be the most amusing evening of the year; an evening of endless laughs at Le Meridien, courtesy of the 10th edition Laughathon 2016-A Fest For Jest, which made its return to the city organised by Coimbatore Humor Society (HUMSO).

The programme featured a handful of stand-up comedians, including Adhar Malik, Sathish, and Sumukhi Suresh, performing a routine of teasers, comic capers and adult jokes. The pick of the bunch was Nitin Mirani, who had the audience in splits with his routine, ranging from mimicking a South Indian and an Arab speaking on the mobile, to his coming out of the closet to his dad and the latter saying in support, “I will not turn my back on you”.

The mature audience lapped up the risqué humour which flowed freely, as also the state-wise stereotypes, on Malayalis, Guajaratis, Sindhis and Sardars. “A Tale of a Tall Girl”, a play by arts organisation Evam, dealt with the funny matchmaking difficulties for a 5 ft 11 inch girl in a traditional Brahmin family.

A humorous video clip, shot and produced by Dr. Lakshmipathi, on his hilarious experiences in taking a luxury cruise liner was screened.

Sathish Santanam, Secretary of HUMSO, released a souvenir to mark the occasion of the 10th laughathon. Performers were also honored with a silk shawl at the end of the show by TS Mohan Shankar, Vice Chairman, and Rashida Imani, Secretary, HUMSCO.

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