Kapil Sharma Failed to Tickle Our Funny Bone With His New Show

Kapil Sharma, you can be funnier than this. 

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Welcome back Kapil Sharma and Co. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/TheKapilSShow">TheKapilSShow</a>)

Comedy Nights with Kapil is back. Er, we meant The Kapil Sharma Show is back on Sony. Hmm! Kapil Sharma’s fans waited for nearly three months for the ‘king of television comedy’ to return, only to see the same-old ‘drag’ jokes, Kejriwal trolls and Navjot Singh Sidhu comfortably sitting on his leather throne and lending a few laughs here and there like background score.

Yeah! It was old wine in a recycled bottle (not even new!).

Here’s how The Kapil Sharma Show failed to add new Colors to Sony.

What’s New?

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/TheKapilSShow">TheKapilSShow</a>/altered by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/TheKapilSShow/altered by The Quint)

Naya kya hai iss show mein, bhai?

We all know that Kapil Sharma & Co failed to retain their popular characters like dadi, Gutthi, and Palak as that would have meant a copyright violation – Colors owns the rights to the show and its characters.

So what do they do?

They come up with eerily similar characters.

Well, dadi is now a blind nani (wow, innovation). The naukar (servant) played by Chandan Prabhakar is a chaiwalla (still serving others). Sumona Chakravarthi, who was Bittu’s wife is now the ‘madly in love’ neighbour. Ittu sa tha, Bittu aka Kapil Sharma is now Kappu and still pretty much poor. Sunil Grover, who was a beggar and Bittu’s father-in-law is now a quack doctor, begging for patients and probably hoping to become Kappu’s future father-in-law.

Need we say more?

Kapil’s Krushna Moments!

Kapil Sharma Failed to Tickle  Our Funny Bone With His New Show

We get it Kapil, Sony pays you more. But could you please stop bragging about it time and again.

You’re not Krushna Abhishek – the trying-to-be-funny dude – who replaced you at Comedy Nights and received a lot of flak for taking a dig at you.

You have been a ‘comedy king’ and have retained your throne ( at least before The Kapil Sharma Show happened) so please tell us a joke. Don’t be a joke.

Seriously, Rochelle Rao?

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/TheKapilSShow">TheKapilSShow</a>/ altered by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/TheKapilSShow/ altered by The Quint)

This is how Rochelle Rao cracked the formula to be a part of the league of funnymen.

Bigg Boss contestant + former Ms India + broken Hindi = Ticket to The Kapil Sharma Show.

Ms Rao not only lacks acting skills, but also comic timing. It’s her looks that qualified her for the role of a dumb nurse (could we get more stereotypical?) with monosyllabic dialogues.

In short, she’s TV’s cheap Katrina Kaif!

‘Set’ it Right!

Your new set is a chaotic and mad street. You’ve got a hospital, a tea-stall that’s replaced a bakri (impressing the PM , huh?), a shauchalay (clearly, Vidya Balan and you share a ‘clean’ shauch), and your blind nani’s house. There is just too much happening on that little stage of yours.

Sorry Kapil Sharma, but this set has no ‘ghar wali baat’! Not ‘homely’ enough.

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