Karunesh Talwar is an Indian stand-up comedian who has accomplished a large amount of work as a comedy writer at the Mumbai-based production company, All India Bakchod (AIB), and the content creation production house, Weirdass Comedy.
Karunesh Talwar was born on Wednesday, 2 October 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Libra. When Karunesh was 10 years old, his father bought him a bunch of comedy VHSs following which Karunesh got very obsessed with comedy.
A childhood picture of Karunesh Talwar
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 80kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Light Brown
Parents & Siblings
His mother’s name is Sarita Talwar. He has a sister named Vidhi Talwar.
Reportedly, he is in a long-term relationship. He has successfully balanced out keeping his love life lowkey by keeping his girlfriend’s identity private and simultaneously mentioning her during his shows.
At the age of 18, Karunesh had his first open-mic performance at a comedy club in Mumbai. From starting a YouTube channel in 2011 to performing stand-up comedies in several cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and London (UK), Karunesh earned immense recognition among stand-up comedy lovers. The Mumbai-based comedian is also a writer and performer at India’s one of the leading comedy consultancies named Weirdass Comedy. Several times, he has performed the opening act for the Indian Comedian, Vir Das’, live shows. Karunesh has performed at many comedy festivals including the Weirdass Pajama (2015), which featured acts by Raju Srivastava and Johnny Lever, Bengaluru Comedy Festival 2016, and Stage 42 Festival 2022, which was hosted by popular stand-up comedians Bill Burr, Russell Peters, and Jerry Seinfeld. In 2019, Karunesh went to USA and Australia for his international stand-up tour. He performed in Dubai also.
In 2020, he hosted a virtual show titled Bachche Ka Kutta, in which he performed in front of audiences from countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Stand-up Comedy Specials
In 2016, Karunesh performed his first stand-up comedy show ‘Paka Mat Na Mote’ in Hyderabad, India.
In 2019, his second comedy special titled ‘Pata Nahi Par Bolna Hai’ came out on Amazon Prime. In this show, Karunesh shared how his biggest fear is being turned into a typical Indian uncle. He performed his third stand-up special comedy show titled ‘Aalas, Motapa, Ghabraahat’ in 2021.
While talking about how he came up with the name ‘Aalas, Motapa, Ghabraahat’ for the show, Karunesh said,
The name is part of joke punch line from the show itself. I had written the whole show, we shot it and while we were editing it, I was sitting with show’s director and editor who suggested me to give the name ‘Aalas, Motapa, Ghabraahat.’ The first half of the show is about my parents and the other half is about my relationship with my girlfriend.”
He further added,
I suppose this happened subconsciously because I wrote this show during pandemic. Also, it comes from the attempt to tell my story, which has to be really authentic and unique on stage. So I think, these 3 words can describe a lot of people’s experiences during pandemic.”
His love for procrastination (“Meri hobby hai letna… aur passion bhi”) led him to his fourth comedy special titled ‘Adrak Ka Swaad,’ which he performed in 2021.
He owns a Honda City car.
- Comedian(s): Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Norm Macdonald, Paula Poundstone
- Indian Comedian(s): Varun Grover, Abhishek Upamanyu, Madhvendra Singh and Siddharth Dudeja
- He has more than 720k subscribers on YouTube and 190k+ followers on Instagram.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Karunesh is fond of singing and playing the guitar.
- In an interview on 3 November 2022, on being asked about the things that Karunesh works on, other than comedy shows, Karunesh talked about his health and said,
My health. I’m 31 now and three decades of treating my body like an Oyo room have caught up with me. So I’ve been trying to get in better shape and that’s about it.”
- In May 2020, he shared a photo of his physical transformation on social media.
- Karunesh has a Telomian dog named Scout. He calls himself Scout’s father.
- During an interview, while talking about his future plans, Karunesh admitted that he wants to move abroad and said,
I absolutely want to. The idea is to start from scratch in America in 3-4 years because all my favourite comics are from there. I am going to give it a shot.”
- In 2021, he shared an Instagram post in which he shared that he had moved to Goa from Bombay.