That the stand-up comedy business is on the rise, is not new information. With newer comics entering the fray, there are also more open-mic events in cities. These are shows where newcomers try their hand at stand-up and established comics get a chance to try new material. Whether it's Urban Solace in Bangalore, Mumbai's The Comedy Ladder, Brown Bread Collective and Grin Revolution or Delhi's The Wiral Mic, there's never been as many open mics or aspiring comics looking to get on stage and attempt a tight 5 minutes.
At a time when everyone wants a slice of the stand-up pie, we asked people in the comedy circuit what their advice would be for newcomers.