Comedy Central Chuckles Festival is Back with 3rd Edition: Adds Chuckle Stop to Format

Entertainment | October 7, 2016 | News

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LIVE Viacom 18 a subdivision of Integrated Network Solutions, Viacom18's brand solutions arm is back with the third edition of Comedy Central Chuckles Festival.

A live-events based property, Comedy Central Chuckles Festival has been well associated with renowned names such as Russell Brand, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Eddie Ifft and Paul Varghese, to name a few. After two editions of rib-tickling comedy, the festival now introduces an all-new platform with the addition of Chuckle Stop. A platform to promote and nurture upcoming, homegrown talent, Chuckle Stop will now take place as a bi-monthly property across multiple cities.

‘Uninvited’ is a three-stop comic show that witnesses’ unaccountable comedians causing uncontrollable chuckles. The first edition of Chuckle Stop, will feature the likes of Jeeveshu Ahluvalia, Sundeep Rao and Daniel Fernandes, all raring to bring down the house in laughter.

The three-day long festival will take place in Mumbai on the 14th of October at Deepak Talkies, in Bengaluru on the 15th of October at MLR Convention Center, Whitefield and in Delhi on the 16th of October at Gandhi Memorial Hall.

Known as “Salman Khan of the Fat World”, Jeeveshu Ahluvalia, is known for his quick wit which can be easily spotted in unprompted one-liners and eccentric jokes and has done over 1500 shows across different genres. Sundeep Rao is India’s only partially blind comic who brings his unique style and dry humor to the stage and cracks-up audiences wherever he goes, making it hard for them to recover. Known for his dark and surreal style of comedy, Daniel Fernandes presents gigs that address the societal issues of the country.

Commenting on the festival, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head, Integrated Network Solutions and Consumer Products, Viacom18, said, “While we have received a tremendous response in the previous editions of the Chuckles Festival and the international names, we are taking a different route this season by creating a platform to nurture homegrown talent. We are sure the audience will be in for a treat with Chuckle Stop.”

The third edition of Comedy Central Chuckles Festival is conceptualized by LIVE Viacom 18, with Skoda on board as the presenting sponsor along with VOOT as associate sponsors and Digital Partner where content from the on-ground event will be made available to the digital audience and Native (Footwear Partner).

Speaking on the association with the event, Tarun Jha, Head of Marketing ŠKODA Auto India said, “ŠKODA Auto always looks at innovative platforms that resonate with the brand’s image to connect with its audience; therefore, we are delighted to associate with the third edition of Chuckles Festival. This association also coincides with ŠKODA Auto India’s recent announcement of its ambitious plan for the Indian market with the launch of its new brand campaign ‘Better Made Better’ that intends to transform the overall brand and ownership experience in the country.” 

Uninvited’ is a three-stop comic show that witnesses’ unaccountable comedians causing uncontrollable chuckles.

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