Construction of a Joke -Best Comedian – Zakir Khan -TedEx

He builds his talk around how a joke is constructed and how past experiences shape who we eventually become. He shares his insecurities and how fighting with them transformed him into a better and more confident individual. Zakir hails from Indore. A small town boy who made his dreams come true and became an award winning comedian

Zakir Khan is an Indian stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. In 2012, he rose to popularity by winning Comedy Central‘s India’s Best Stand Up Comedian competition. He has also been a part of a news comedy show, On Air with AIB.

Zakir has a diploma in Sitar and is a college dropout. He became a known face in India’s stand-up comedy circuit in 2012 when he won the title of ‘India’s Best Stand Up Comedian‘- a comedy competition organized by Comedy Central. Besides performing at many stand-up comedy shows, he has also done ghostwriting and produced radio shows. His comedy style was applauded in NDTV Prime’s The Rising Stars of Comedy television show. Zakir is known for his punchline “Sakht launda” which means a guy with immense self-control who would not be easily manipulated by pretty, cunning girls. In September 2017, he appeared as one of the three mentors along with Mallika Dua and Hussain Dalal for the fifth season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge which is been judged by actor Akshay Kumar. He recently gained more popularity on social media and completed his one million subscribers on YouTube due to his standup comic with Amazon Prime “Haq Se Single”.

In 2015, Zakir co-hosted and wrote ‘On Air with AIB’, a news comedy show, with Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba from the Indian comedy group, All India Bakchod. The show was broadcast on national television chanel Star World, India.

Zakir also co-hosted The 5th Annual Golden Kela Awards and has shared the stage with other famous comedians like Vir Das and Papa CJ.