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“In most cities, the audiences are privileged and upper caste. … When they laugh at my jokes, they are in a dilemma whether they should laugh or feel guilty,” Mr. Sarkar says.
“I didn’t venture into comedy thinking I would bring revolution,” says Sarkar. “I am just telling my story.”
"Sarkar’s matter-of-fact delivery style works like a spell. And his brilliance at combining his social commentary with common facts forces his audience to not merely consume his ‘jokes’ but also think about them."
"Sarkar uses humour to hold up a mirror to our caste-ridden society, nudging the Indian scene’s predominantly savarna, upper-class patrons to interrogate their own biases, both social and comedic."
"That’s when I realised that my story is different. Eighty percent of India lived like me, but the people who consume stand-up comedy don’t know what I’m talking about. I have a unique story to tell."