Nothing is funnier than watching the idiosyncrasies of your society being presented in a comical manner. Whether it’s the reactions of our parents to our day to day problems, the customs we follow at our weddings or the rituals we practice, we desis are inherently funny and when these comedians highlight these quirks in their videos, it looks hilarious.
If nothing else, you can follow these five Comedy Vloggers to get your daily five minute timeout to refresh yourself.
Zaid Ali needs no introduction. From appearing in a Pakistani morning show to being offered a Hollywood movie, ZaidAli’s videos have taken him several places. His videos are short, too the point and crisply executed. They are mostly based on the things desi parents do with their children. The pressure to get highest marks, the continuous monitoring of their activities and the taunts of being “nikkama” and “nakaara” are some things all desi kids can relate to. Zaid Ali takes all this and more to a whole new level by incorporating them into videos that contain hilarious one liners like “Esi gandi aulaad mjhay hi milni thi”. Follow him to relive your youth and laugh.
2. Brown Girl Problems
Life is certainly difficult for a desi but it becomes more difficult if you happen to be a desi woman. The videos that are uploaded under the page of Brown girl Problems make use of this situation to entertain us. Our society has many double standards when it comes to dealing with men and women. Brown girl Problems showcases these standards with a funny twist. The tailor woes, the super strict mother, the wedding customs this brown girl based abroad takes all this into account and creates scenarios in her comical videos that make you laugh. On a technical level, her videos could use a better dubbing quality but since she is the only female desi comedy vlogger her efforts are commendable.
3. Rahim Pardesi
Rahim Pardesi is not one guy but a duo of two extremely funny Punjabi guys. One plays the role of the husband in the videos and the other plays his amusing wife Nasreen. Their videos are a bit long but extremely funny and at no point their length bores you. These guys take a desi stereotype and magnify it to hilarious proportions. Their videos are so entertaining that once you click on one video , you will want to watch it again and again.
4. Danish Ali Show
Danish Ali is a comedian akin to ZaidAliT except that unlike the above three who are based aboard, he is from Pakistan. That is why his videos focus on Pakistani problems such as load shedding, rain water on the streets and other troubles that are definitely serious but Danish Ali shows us their funny side. His expressions in the videos are extremely amusing and you will enjoy his totally Pakistani sense of humour. He also holds the honor of being the first Pakistani comedian to be invited on a U.S. Department of State sponsored comedy tour of the United States.
5. Junaid Akram
Junaid Akram is a one man show. Unlike the above four, who entertain us through playing funny roles in enacted situations, Akram creates humor by speaking only. Instead of characters and situations, he takes one current topic and talks about it but doing so, he highlights the evils, the double standards, the oddities all in a funny manner. His videos are geared more towards adults and may not appeal the younger generation who usually prefer action rather than words. Nevertheless, he has a fan following in his own right which is growing day by day.