Shows Inspired By ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’
Kapil Sharma’s ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ on Colors is one of the most popular shows on Indian television today. Comedy Nights may not be the first show to have a live audience on the show. But the show has definitely inspired a lot of other producers to make shows similar to Comedy Nights. Though none of the other comedy shows have crossed the popularity of Comedy Nights with Kapil, a few have been inspired by it.
FIR on SAB TV: The Imaan Police Chowki of F.I.R will have a live audience, same as Comedy Nights with Kapil. In F.I.R, the audience will participate in solving cases. As part of the chowki, a group of prisoners are seen posing as musicians, adding a melodious touch to the show.
Mad In India: Much was written about Gutthi’s (Sunil Grover) exit from Comedy Nights with Kapil and Sunil Grover’s new show on the rival channel. ‘Mad In India’ too had a similar format to that of Comedy Nights With Kapil where each episode saw celebrities gracing the show in order to promote their films or generally chit chat with the host. But unfortunately, the show bit the dust within three months of its launch and was pulled off by the channel due to low TRPs.
Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai: Though SAB TV’s new offering ‘Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’ featuring the ultimate babuji-Alok Nath and versatile Supriya Pathak is not the exact copy of ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, but somewhere it is inspired by the format of the show in the form of a live audience. However in ‘Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’, audience doesn’t interact with the star cast on stage.
Dabal Ek Timepass: ‘Dabal Ek Timepass’ is a light hearted comedy show which airs on Star Pravah. The show is hosted by Swapnil Joshi and its concept is similar to that of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’. There is a live audience sitting in front of the stage and a popular celebrity graces the sets each episode and interacts with the audience. The show also has characters which come up on the show to perform a gag, just like ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’.