Why: Prashasti Singh may not have won Season One of Amazon’s reality show Comicstaan but she walked away with a loyal fanbase and the promise of a solid career in stand-up comedy. What makes the 31-year-old’s writing disruptive is her unique personal journey from Amethi to Mumbai, which she smartly uses to create relatable Hinglish content. Singh, who has studied engineering and completed her MBA from IIM, Lucknow, once said, “I never discovered that I had an accent of a small town, which we also politely refer to as ‘ganwar’. It is my strength now.” Her sharp bordering-on-uncomfortable insights and comic observations are exactly what comedy needs right now.
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