31 May '13, 1am

What it's like to be a stand-up comic? We ask Rishi Budhrani whose job it is to make people laugh day in, day out

What it's like to be a stand-up comic? We ask Rishi Budhrani whose job it is to make people laugh day in, day out

They say the best comedians are very sensitive and experience pain differently from the rest of us. Is this true for you? I agree with that statement. Most comics are really sensitive and have a unique perspective on a lot of things, not just pain. But I mention in my set, that comedy is just tragedy plus time. I think Woody Allen said this. I think. And I agree with it. There is a very thin line between comedy and tragedy. And comics walk that thin line every time we go on stage. Where and when does inspiration strike you? A lot of times, when you least expect it. For example, I just got back from performing at the Sydney Comedy Festival, and the organisers had taken us to the Taronga Zoo. I was looking at a baboon and suddenly, I had a joke about the Singapore Zoo! I came back to Singapore, tried it a few times, and it worked. But, we have to work hard to make sure we ma...

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