Zakir Khan, the legendary comedian, requires no introduction. A simple boy from Indore has won the hearts of the entire nation. He started his journey uploading simple videos on youtube and now has over 7 million subscribers. He uploads stand-up comedy videos and hosts popular comedy shows such as Comicstaan, Great Indian Laughter Challenge, On Air with AIB, and even international comedy shows...
Zakir aspires to be a pioneer in comedy and storytelling. Zakir's success stems from his genuine content, which he tells through stories from his own life. Zakir once said, "I never trifle with my crowd. They are brilliant. They always know what’s in your mind. On stage, if I look tired, they get tired… if I am excited, they also get excited… if I a sad, they are unhappy. It’s my reactions on stage which get reflected in the audience.
It’s so beautiful to be an artist that you feel like the king of the world because your audience gives their emotional attorney to you. You can make them feel whatever you feel like. But it’s a huge responsibility, and you must play to it accordingly and smartly.
So as a comedian, it’s essential to know your story. As an artist, you should be extremely comfortable with what you are narrating. The more honest I am to the piece, the more I connect with the people. The thread will automatically align itself. But if I force my story, then things might fall apart.”
When Zakir khan says something, you can experience every word on his face when he says it.
Five sayings of Zakir that connects the best way with the audience:
Teri bewafaai ke Angaaron mein lipti rahi yun ruh meri.
Mein is tarah aag na hota, jo ho jaati tu meri.
Zakir khan shares an insight into a painful breakup, still, the bond that stays long after.
Ab koi haq se hath pakadkar mehfil mein dobara nahi baithaata.
Sitaaron ke beech se suraj banne ke kuch apne hi nuksaan hua karte hai.
Zakir Khan describes his journey after fame that maybe he became famous but lost some beautiful memories before fame.
Ishq ko masoom rehne do notebook ke aakhri panne par.Aap use kitaabon mein daalkar mushkil na kijiye.
Zakir khan states his encounter with his love. Well, this immense deep emotion can make you a different person.
Har ek dastoor se bewafai, main shiddat se hai nibhai.
Raaste bhi khud hai dhundhe, aur manzil bhi khud banayi.
The path he took for himself and how he overcame the rough patches to encounter the fame and respect he finally deserved.
Hum dono me bas itna sa farq hai - uske sab “lekin” mere naam se shuru hote hain, aur mere saare “kaash” uss par aa kar rukte hain.
He describes his way of selfless love as a relationship where you may not get what you deserve, but you still go on so that you don't have any regrets after that.
Storytelling and standup comedy go hand in hand.
If you are a good storyteller, the audience will listen to you; if you are an excellent comedian, the audience will enjoy your jokes. But if you are a good storyteller and comedian, the audience will get emotionally attached to you.
That’s the pretty simple formula if you want to become a standup comedian that leaves an impact on the audience.
All the best aspiring comedians.