Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra says all his shows in Bengaluru cancelled

Kamra had his show titled “Kunal Kamra Live” to be held at a venue in J P Nagar in South Bengaluru between December 1 and 19.

Written by December 1, 2021 19:40
Kunal Kamra

New Delhi: Following the cancellation of the show of comedian Munawar Faruqui, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra’s shows in Bengaluru have been cancelled “over threats to shut down the venue.” Comedian himself took to Twitter to share the information.

Kunal Kamra, who is a Mumbai-based comedian took to Twitter to announce on Wednesday, to talk about how his show which was scheduled for the next 20 days in Bengaluru got cancelled.

“Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats have been made to shut down the venue if I were to ever perform there. I guess this is also part of the Covid-19 protocol and new guidelines. I suppose I am seen as a variant of the virus now,” Kamra tweeted.

Further comparing the situation of his event getting cancelled to Munawar, Kamra stated that they both have been silent in similar ways. “For those on Twitter that have been wondering how ‘a Kamra goes on to perform while a Farooqui has had to quit comedy’ we can find solace in the fact that the ruling class is at-least trying to oppress with equality,” Kamra said.

Reportedly, Kamra had his show titled “Kunal Kamra Live” to be held at a venue in J P Nagar in South Bengaluru between December 1 and 19. The event was decided to take place at Art Khoj. Talking to Indian Express, a representative from Art Khoj who denied to comment on the cancellation of Kamra’s show only said that Kunal can comment on the matter while confirming the show has been cancelled.

Earlier, comedian Munawar Faruqui’s Bengaluru show was cancelled over some “law and order issues.” Besides, Munawar also spent a month in jail on an alleged charge of “insulting Hindu gods and goddesses” during one of his shows.

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Munawar had written an Instagram post stating that he has been put in jail for something he never did, calling it “unfair.” At the end of the post he wrote, “I think this is the end. My name is Munawar Faruqui and that’s been my time. You guys were a wonderful audience. Goodbye, I am done.” He captioned his post saying, “Nafrat jeet gayi, artist haar gaya (hate has won, artist has lost). I’m done. Goodbye. INJUSTICE.”

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