The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, the television show that has given us plenty of laughs, will culminate its fourth season with an action-packed grand finale on October 3.
The four finalists battle it out for the crown of the Hasi Ka Badshah! Here's a closer look at who they are. Watch the videos for a taste of some impromptu gags.
Raj Bihari Gaur
Comes from: Ajmer, Rajasthan.
How did you become a part of this show?
I have been participating in Hindi kavi samelans for the last 15 years. Star One heard about me, and asked me to take part on this show. There was no audition.
Is stand-up comedy tough?
Humour is not tough. It has to be spontaneous, as there is no time for explanation. It's like a Twenty20 cricket match.
From where do you get the inspiration?
It is a natural and inborn talent, which has to be developed. We try to be happy and find humour in everything we see. The timing has to be perfect, so practice is important. If the audience doesn't laugh at a joke, we cover it up with a new joke.
How was your experience on this show?
It was fantastic because we have people from different fields of music, poetry and theatre. We have leant a lot from each other.
Which is more lucrative -- television or stage shows?
There is more money and glamour in television. But there is more value in kavi samelans.
Text: Rajul Hegde | Video: Hitesh Harisinghani
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