Vishal Dadlani in <i>One Mic Stand&nbsp;</i>
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One Mic Stand: Vishal Dadlani’s Jokes Are Weak, Not His Presence

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One Mic Stand: Vishal Dadlani’s Jokes Are Weak, Not His Presence

Vishal Dadlani, a man you think exudes confidence and energy steps into the world of comedy and everything changes. But is he still cool? I’m going to have to agree.

Vishal Dadlani is one of the celebrities getting trained by stand up comedians for the new show One Mic Stand, and his mentor for the episode is Rohan Joshi.
The show starts off with a conversation between Sapan Verma, Vishal, and Rohan, where Vishal makes it amply clear that he’s hecking nervous. The theme of the entire episode remains - can we make Vishal feel better? The attempts know no bounds, as at one point the three men break into an extremely confusing song about samosas that is neither funny nor entertaining, but we’re for the comedy and so, we wait.

The show then goes on to Rohan Joshi’s performance for the audience, which, unfortunately, does not deliver. At points, you start to feel second-hand embarrassment for him as the audience hardly gives out any reactions beyond awkward stifled laughter. Cut to conversations between the three men again, and I finally have my funny moment of the episode as they keenly discuss the beauty of Osama Bin Laden’s eyes. Uncomfortable? Yes. Funny? Heck yes. Moving on, finally, it is time for Vishal’s performance.

Overall, a weak episode for audiences looking for actual good humor, but a cute episode for someone looking out for human expression.

Vishal’s stand up doesn’t deliver, at all. He tries his best and somehow that’s entertaining in itself. Seeing this fire-cracker of a man standing in the middle of an audience, awkward and nervous, makes you want to go out and hug him for encouragement. The jokes are weak but his presence is not. Overall, a weak episode for audiences looking for actual good humor, but a cute episode for someone looking out for human expression. Personally, I’m not mad I watched it. Getting to know the vulnerable side of a man we have constantly see go Dhantanaaaa was a welcome change.

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