Praveen Kumar is a Bangalore based stand-up comedian who has done about 1400 shows all around the globe. He started doing comedy on stage from his BITS Pilani days where he used to do comedy mimes and after he passed out from college there was a void. he always wanted to do something related to comedy and hence got married. But seriously he started doing stand-up comedy from 2009 onwards.
His Clean humour makes him favorite among the Corp-orates and family audience. His shows are suitable for the entire family. He has done 4 specials so far and currently started touring with the fifth one.
He has been rated as one of the Top 10 stand-up comedians in India by Times of India and one of top 10 comics in India to look out for by IBN live. He has also been nominated for Forbes Top 100 celebrities in India.
Bengaluru-based Praveen Kumar’s closest attempt yet at swearing onstage is: “What’s the word that begins with an F and ends in K? Facebook!” The Kanchipuram native’s stand-up solos are marketed as ‘clean comedy’ shows, because “I feel uncomfortable swearing”. His bilingual (Tamil and English) stand-up show, Mr Family Man, which Kumar will perform in Chennai on Sunday, will be no different.
His discomfort with profanity has helped Kumar develop a signature brand of stand-up that does not depend on creating shock value. “I couldn’t shake the feeling that if my mother was in the audience, she would be uncomfortable,” he shares. “This way, the content appeals to a family audience, including children, and also helps position my brand as unique in the market.” This is also why his show is open to children above the age of seven.