‘One Mic Stand’: Of Shashi Tharoor’s wit and little else

Skip to episode five and watch Shashi Tharoor and Kunal Kamra’s gigs if you are in speedwatching mood, and you will have watched pretty much the best bit of the show. In his debut as a stand-up comedian, author-politician Tharoor doles out a few gems on Indian politics (yes there is the gentle parting shot at PM Modi, done cleverly to ultimately let Tharoor take the joke on himself). There is a potshot at his self-obsession with the English language, too. Tharoor’s is mostly an introspective set coming from a person who has nothing to do with showbiz, and yet he scores above Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Vishal Dadlani and Bhuvan Bam? the other celebrity comics on the show.

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