“Life is a tragedy when you see in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot”
– Charlie Chaplin.
Laughing is and will always be the best form of therapy and what can be better when your laughter enlightens and brightens the life of underprivileged. The city of Raipur now-a-days is witnessing a joyful ride with a variety of events splashing up every month and me being a true Raipuria never fails to pop up at the most happening events or new food joints around the city. This time I was enthralled and delighted to share my laughter with all the rocking people from the city in one of the most amazing comedy shows held this Saturday evening organized by Raipur Round Table 169 and Raipur Ladies Circle 90.
A Saturday evening, full house, the amazing ambiance of banquet hall of Sayaji Hotels, two remarkable stand up comedians, power packed audience breaking into fits of laughter every now and then, some lip-smacking food, what more could you ask for when it’s just “entertainment, entertainment and entertainment” all around?
One of the most popular ways to raise funds for charity used by many organizations in Raipur was organizing charity shows of a popular movie screening but Raipur Round Table 169 and Raipur Ladies Circle 90 adopted a contemporary approach and came up with a series of laugh nights, with four successful seasons being directed towards promoting a noble cause “literacy” and helping the necessitous to realize their dreams.
This was my second experience of the series the other being organized a year ago and every time the choice of comedians being brought on board didn’t let me sit back home and miss the show. It was no less than a pleasure to watch the live performances of the finest stand up comedians of India, who are none other than Vipul Goyal, the fame and protagonist of “Humorously yours”, one of the most successful web-series produced by The Viral Fever with views crossing over 50 million and Amogh Ranadive, a brilliant comedian, writer, who is best amongst the squad and regularly performs with Canvas laugh club Mumbai and Wierdass comedy.
Their outstanding performance, perfect timings, observational jokes, unheard gags and witticism led the audience to roar with laughter. Vipul Goyal with his awesome sense of humor and connect gave people a belly laugh and could not leave the stage without satiating the audience demand to perform his famous acts “wo the papa”, “kashmir” and “Modi ji and taxes” even though some people had heard it before. The sound of giggles, laughter and appreciative claps that brimmed up the atmosphere with every passing joke is something one can’t experience watching these veteran comedians perform on a mobile screen all alone struggling with their earphones.
These 90 minutes of amusement, chuckling and laughter was more than refreshing and exhilarating. I was all gleeful and elated with the overall experience of this “Laugh Nite” as I knew this would, in turn, bring a smile on of faces of children who have been deprived of knowledge and aspirations.
This was a commendable effort of these organisations who pledge to contribute towards the welfare of the distressed and they also believe that “every small step makes a huge difference”. If you missed being a part of this incredible evening, stay tuned with us for more, as we rarely fail to update you with the events looming up in the beautiful city of Raipur. Stay happy and keep laughing..!!
Written by- Ankita Agrawal, A Chartered Accountant by profession, a foodie and creative writer by passion.
Pictures by- Moments Innovators