London’s ‘Comedy Store’ to search Indian comic superstarApril 21st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): ‘The Comedy Store’ is all set to make its debut in India.
With its base in Mumbai, the show bosses are hoping to uncover India’s first “stand-up superstar.”
The club, originally from London, has been an iconic fixture of sorts in Britain for the past 30 years,
The Store helped to launch the careers of Ben Elton, Paul Merton, French and Saunders, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson and Manchester branch opened in 2000.
And now, it is heading to the 300-capacity Mumbai venue, which will open in the city’s High Street Phoenix Mills complex.
International comics will perform six shows a week, while open mic nights will play host to local amateur talents.
“I wanted to do something special to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and what better way than to open a club half way around the world? Mumbai is a vibrant city and feels like Manchester and London all wrapped up in one,” The Telegraph quoted Don Ward, CEO of The Comedy Store, as saying.
He added: “At present there is no emerging comedy talent in India, and we hope to change all that - we’re looking for the first Indian stand-up superstar and, you never know, we may find the Paul Merton or Lee Evans of India.
“It’s an incredibly exciting venture, and I hope Indian embraces The Comedy Store in the same way that the UK has over the past 30 years.” (ANI)
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