Oman Observer

Comedian Sorabh Pant coming to tickle Muscat

With the comedy scene on the rise, it isn’t surprising that Oman’s very own Humour Infection — a local comedy group founded by comedian Abbas al Lawati — brings to the Sultanate one of India’s finest comedians Saurabh Pant!
Live in the country for the very first time, Pant is one of India’s best and most travelled comedians — with over 1500 shows in 90 cities around 16 countries. He is the first Indian comedian to headline his own shows in China, Canada, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Also a columnist, he has written for The Times of India, Mid-Day, and Hindustan Times and has a weekly column with Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age. He founded East India Comedy — one of India’s biggest comedy collectives.
Rob Schneider, a world famous comedian with whom Pant got a chance to perform, called him “Very Loud! Killed in every city.” Wayne Brady from ‘whose line is it anyway’ fame said, “He is the second brilliant Indian comedian I’ve seen, after Russell Peters.”
He has a large social media presence with over a million views on his Youtube videos, 92.2k followers on Instagram and over 500k followers on Facebook and 2.7 million followers on Twitter. He is the only Indian comedian with 3 comedy specials on Amazon Prime Video, and his latest one — “Make India Great Again”, has opened to positive reviews.
His stand-up videos have gotten over 45 million views online — with his special, ‘Rant of The Pant 2017’, getting over 25 million views in the last year alone. Indian Actor Hrithik Roshan called him, “The funniest I’ve seen.”
Along with the headliner, also performing will be home grown comedians Abbas al Lawati, Vishnu Pai and Shaher Shams from Humour Infection. Abbas has been working on developing the local comedy scene and promoting comedians and opening up a platform for the comics in Oman. Be sure to catch them on their Facebook and Instagram @humorinfection to find out more about them and their upcoming events.
Humour Infection has partnered with Oman Events, founded by Mohammed al Farai — one of the best curator, promoter and events in the marketing in the country today.
Also association with ORO, the comedy show will be held at the Crystal Ballroom, Grand Millennium Hotel. For more information about the event and ticket details, check out Oman Events at www.facebook.com/omaneventz