The Rise of Anubhav Singh Bassi: From YouTube Sensation to Mainstream Success

Stand-up comedian Anubhav Singh Bassi

The comedy wizardry of Anubhav Singh Bassi and his journey from law to laughter

It’s rare when a small town guy, successful law graduate from a leading university in India and a UPSC aspirant switches his career to something as unconventional as comedy. But Anubhav Singh Bassi proved to be an exception and made us believe that our dreams should lead our path towards new explorations and opportunities. He set a benchmark by becoming one of the biggest stars in the Indian stand-up comedy scene, by also creating wonders globally.

Not only is he known for his comedy wizardry but is also proving his mettle in the tinsel town with his latest work garnering appreciation from all corners. He has shown that the world is his oyster and he is the pearl who has been waiting to be discovered.

If laughter is the best medicine, then Anubhav Singh Bassi is the doctor you want to be seeing. His wit and charm are infectious, and his comedic timing is so on point that one would be laughing until one’s stomach hurts. With his sharp observations and unique perspective, Anubhav has become a household name.

The Bassi Bounce: Live Stand-up Comedy at Its Finest

He began performing at open mic events in Delhi and soon gained a following for his retrospective comedy and humorous anecdotes

Anubhav’s breakthrough moment came when he uploaded a video on YouTube titled “Cheating- Stand-up Comedy by Anubhav Singh Bassi” in August 2018. The video went viral and has since amassed over 76 million views. Anubhav’s comedy style resonated with audiences across India, and he soon became one of the most popular Indian stand-up comedians.

Anubhav’s success on YouTube led to several live performances across India, including his popular one-hour show, “Bas Kar Bassi”. The show features Anubhav’s trademark storytelling style, where he recounts funny and relatable incidents from his life. His shows have sold out not only across India but also around the world.

In his live performances, Bassi is known for his effortless stage presence and his ability to keep his audience engaged from beginning till end. He has a gift for making his audience feel like they are part of the performance, using a mix of jokes, storytelling, and crowd interaction to create an unforgettable experience.

Bassi’s Trailblazing Approach to the Indian Stand-up scene

Anubhav Singh Bassi’s style of comedy is refreshing, daring, and bound to leave you in stitches. But not many realize the fact that he is one of those comedians who have paved the way to a new era of Indian Comedy.

Back in the day, the stand-up comedy scenario was a battleground where linguistic champions fought for dominance. Vir Das, Ash Chandler, Atul Khatri, and Kenny Sabastian were slaying the stage with their witty English humour, while Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover, and Bharti Singh were holding court on mainstream television with their Hindi comedy. But it was the trailblazers, Anubhav Singh Bassi and Zakir Khan, who had the cojones to revolutionize the game by bringing their hilarious Hindi comedy and wit to the Live setup, paving the way for a new era of recognition for Indian humour.

From One take to Many

Apart from his stand-up comedy career, Bassi debuted in the Indian cinema industry. His film debut in  2023 Mega Blockbuster movie ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’ with Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor that clocked collection of more than 200 Cr. worldwide. He shared critical screen space with the lead actors of the movie and his cameo performance attracted critical acclaim from the industry and the audience. Bassi has also appeared in several web series in the past on the OTT platform.

Bassi has done a monologue for Amazon Funnies and he also did a cameo in the 2020 ZEE5 film Comedy Couple. Anubhav also appeared in the season 2 of “Hostel Daze” in 2019, which was produced by Amazon Prime Video. The show follows the lives of four hostel mates and their experiences in an engineering college. Anubhav played the role of “Jaat”, a Haryanvi student in the series.

From Meerut to Mumbai: An Ode to the Small Town Spirit

Bassi was born and raised in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, into a Hindu Jat family. Anubhav was not only a bright student but also the head boy in his high school. He began his career as a lawyer, was a UPSC aspirant and an entrepreneur but later found his passion in comedy and we can’t be more blessed that he did.

But being a small town boy, his journey has not been free from challenges. He has been vocal about his struggles while choosing the right career and how he had to make his way to the top the ladder with nothing but his talent and hard work.

Even after being a success story, Bassi has not forgotten his small town roots in big city laughs. He regularly incorporates his Desi guy demeanor in his hilarious jokes.

From Punchlines to Purpose

Anubhav has also been vocal about social issues and has used his platform to raise awareness about them. He has spoken about issues like mental health and the importance of education in his comedy shows.

Bassi has also given a TEDx talk on Putting Everyday Life on Trial where he shared his life and career struggles like switching careers during the day and drowning in alcohol by the night, in a very casual but relatable manner. That has resonated with the audiences.

Laughing All the Way to the Top

Anubhav Singh Bassi Award

Anubhav Singh Bassi is a rising star in the Indian entertainment industry, known for his relatable and humorous anecdotes. His unique storytelling style and witty one-liners have carved a niche in the Indian stand-up setup. Bassi’s YouTube videos have got 200 million+ views. He has over 4 million subscribers along with 2 million+ followers on Instagram.

Anubhav was awarded the ‘Youth Icon of the Year’ by Golden Glory Awards in 2021. His live stand-up shows have entertained thousands of people and in India and around the world.

Anubhav Singh Bassi

Whether you’re a fan of his YouTube videos or have had the pleasure of seeing him perform live, you know that Anubhav is a force to be reckoned with. If you wish to learn more about the comic genius. You can play our Anubhav Singh Bassi quizlet where knowledge meets fun. And in the end we’d only like to say, “Bas Mat Kar Bassi…”

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