Shekhar Suman has dabbled with the comedy style sufficient until date to touch upon what has modified. And it’s for the more severe, he says.
He says issues as we speak, judging by comedy reveals and movies, are nearly making folks snicker anyhow. “Do something stupid, moronic, become a woman, dog, anything! But that’s the intention of humour or comedy, it’s a much deeper subject. You say sometimes the bitterest, or truest of things, in a lighter vein. But comedy has to have a purpose, it cannot be silly, once in a while it can though,” shares the 59-year-old, who has been part of hit comedy reveals equivalent to Dekh Bhai Dekh, Comedy Circus, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, amongst others.
He says comedy has fallen to a ‘pedestrian’ degree, the place folks insult to evoke laughter. “It is not just about that or roasting them about their colour, height, body shape. It’s just about making you happy, and there can be many ways to do it,” provides Suman.
Pulling somebody’s leg is appropriate, however insulting them isn’t. The actor says, “I cannot finish you off. Comedy is like bungee jumping today, it has gone to the absolute pits. There is a lack of entertainers… they are not well-read or educated, that’s why they were going around in a loop, doing the same thing.”