EP77 - Aditi Mittal - India’s first professional female comedian.

April 7, 2017

Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) an Indian stand-up comedian, actress and writer and one of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India, Aditi has been rated amongst India’s top 10 stand-up comedians by The Times of India.

We talked about...

  • The class issues in comedy and how society impacts what they can / can’t say.
  • How the Indian circuit has evolved and what the British circuit can learn from it.
  • What does she make of the Edinburgh Fringe?
  • The challenge of performing comedy in more than one language.
  • Is stand up a boys club in Indian? Is there misogyny in the audiences / from other acts?
  • How she overcame her fear of signing with an agent and found the right one for her.


This podcast would be great for anyone who is interested in the Indian comedy scene and how it compares to the UK as well as what it is like coming over from another country to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe.

You can stream the podcast here (with show notes) - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/AditiMittal
Or stream it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/3QyOYKry-y4
As mentioned in the pod, if you'd like to come down and support Angel Comedy presents Queer As Jokes (an LGBT+ / kink friendly comedy night) you can get a ticket here (£5) - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/events/queer-as-jokes/
Please feel free to email in if you have any questions about it OR if you'd like a specific seat (we have a "don't pick on me" seating section for people who want to sit in the front row, but don't want to be talked to). 
OR you can come to my preview that is also at Angel Comedy [full gig listings can be found here - http://simoncaine.co.uk/LaughterIsTheBestPlacebo ] 
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Want more content from me? Why wouldn't you! 
Please check out my other podcast - The Audio Time Capsule. In each episode a guest comes on, leaves 20 questions, then a year later comes back on and answers them. I then edit it so they're talking to their past self.
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