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Louis C.K. mocks Parkland shooting survivors, gender-neutral pronouns

31 Dec 2018

Louis C.K. mocks Parkland shooting survivors, gender-neutral pronouns

Louis C.K. was caught up among the #MeToo allegations when several women came out against the reputed but controversial comedian, saying they had been forced to watch him masturbate.

#YoTanmaySoWoke: Dear Tanmay, keep your lousy apology to yourself

05 Oct 2018

#YoTanmaySoWoke: Dear Tanmay, keep your lousy apology to yourself

Yesterday, comedian Utsav Chakraborty was accused of asking sexually explicit images/videos from minors. He then released a rather twisted apology, and blamed it on a 'disorder'.

Woke on streets, predator in sheets: AIB confirms Tanmay knew

05 Oct 2018

Woke on streets, predator in sheets: AIB confirms Tanmay knew

Unless you are free from the vice of social media (congratulations to you then), you would be knowing what happened in the last 24 hours.

AIB comedian Utsav accused of sending sexually-explicit messages to minors

04 Oct 2018

AIB comedian Utsav accused of sending sexually-explicit messages to minors

While Nana Patekar's sexual harassment story is still doing rounds, another similar story has surfaced.

MS University of Vadodara cancels 'anti-national' Kunal Kamra's show

23 Jul 2018

MS University of Vadodara cancels 'anti-national' Kunal Kamra's show

Controversial comedian Kunal Kamra's show, scheduled for August 11 at the MS University of Vadodara, got canceled after 11 ex-students objected to the Vice Chancellor on grounds of anti-national content.

I promise that I'll entertain again, says Kapil Sharma

18 Apr 2018

I promise that I'll entertain again, says Kapil Sharma

Comedy king Kapil Sharma, who once made the entire nation laugh, has been engulfed in controversies of late.

Dear Kapil Sharma, it's no longer funny

07 Apr 2018

Dear Kapil Sharma, it's no longer funny

So much unpleasantness has followed in the last one year since Kapil Sharma's now infamous in-flight brawl with Sunil Grover and other cast members, that it takes a while to realize he was India's most beloved comedian not so long ago.

Stand-up comic, Rahul gets threats from DJs. What, now?

29 Mar 2018

Stand-up comic, Rahul gets threats from DJs. What, now?

A regular on AIB videos, stand up comedian Rahul Subramanian found himself at the receiving end of ire from DJs after he joked about their profession in his Amazon special 'Kal Main Udega'.

AIB's video with kids exposes dark side of Karni Sena

07 Feb 2018

AIB's video with kids exposes dark side of Karni Sena

Karni Sena has been opposing 'Padmaavat' with all their might. After SC ordered the movie should release smoothly, they hit a new low by attacking a school bus.

Missed Kapil Sharma from TV? Here's a good news

05 Feb 2018

Missed Kapil Sharma from TV? Here's a good news

'The Kapil Sharma Show' was undoubtedly one of the most loved shows of Indian television. So, obviously, when the show was pulled down from Sony channel, fans were disappointed.

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault

14 Jan 2018

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault

Adding to the growing list of Hollywood men accused of sexual abuse, Aziz Ansari has now been hit with sexual misconduct allegations.

Kapil Sharma to be back with 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

17 Nov 2017

Kapil Sharma to be back with 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

There's a great new for all the Kapil Sharma fans, who have been missing him on television.

Kapil Sharma fails to arrive for Akshay Kumar's show

15 Nov 2017

Kapil Sharma fails to arrive for Akshay Kumar's show

Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma, who is known for his notorious behavior on sets, is back to making actors wait for hours. The latest victim of his unpunctual attitude was Akshay Kumar, who judges 'The Great Indian Laughter Show.'

American comedian Louis CK admits to sexual misconduct

11 Nov 2017

American comedian Louis CK admits to sexual misconduct

Several big names in Hollywood, including producer Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey have been brought down by a flurry of sexual harassment allegations in recent times.

Meanwhile, Mumbai's cyber crime cell registers FIR against AIB

14 Jul 2017

Meanwhile, Mumbai's cyber crime cell registers FIR against AIB

AIB seems to be in trouble after posting a meme yesterday about PM Modi by using the Snapchat dog filter.

Steering clear of controversies: A rule book for Indian comedians

13 Jul 2017

Steering clear of controversies: A rule book for Indian comedians

Indians born before the 2000s grew up on tales about Akbar-Birbal, Nasruddin Hodja and more. Historically, lower-ranked people resorted to humor to teach wisdom to rulers.

Ali Asgar gets anticipatory bail from Bombay HC

15 Jan 2016

Ali Asgar gets anticipatory bail from Bombay HC

Actor Ali Asgar got interim pre-arrest security from the Bombay High Court on 15 January.

Kiku Sharda gets bail, is detained and released again

14 Jan 2016

Kiku Sharda gets bail, is detained and released again

Actor Kiku Sharda was granted bail hours after his arrest on a bond surety of Rs.1 lakh.

Kiku Sharda's imitation of Ram Raheem gets him arrested

13 Jan 2016

Kiku Sharda's imitation of Ram Raheem gets him arrested

Haryana police arrested comedian/actor Kiku Sharda for imitating Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the self-styled spiritual guru.