If there were superheroes dressed in white in hospitals to save lives, there were comedians going live to spread smiles during the lockdown. Stand-up comedian and producer, Bharat Sharma, who started his career three years back, too resorted to online shows when Covid hit the industry.
The Ludhiana-born artist upgraded his skills as a producer and a host, as he manages Aaye Bade Comics production as well as online shows. All set to record his first show in The Laugh Club, Chandigarh, on July 17, which will be released on YouTube, he is rather excited than nervous.
Recalling his old job, he adds, “I used to work in the corporate sector in Mumbai where I met a lot of artistes, directors and writers, which influenced me and I started writing;in no time I was writing for short films. Then, I was introduced to stand-up comedians like Amit Tandon, Atul Khatri, Sorabh Pant and Punit Pania. It seemed a tough job to make people laugh, but still I remember how Atul Khatri motivated me a lot.” As for the future, he says, “I have no plans of returning home after this. I have already been offered three live shows.”