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Hello! I am Appurv Gupta!

Engineer by Education, Comedian by Profession.

I try to make people laugh by sharing some good stories, some observations and some jokes too. I don't like sad faces, may be that’s one of the reason I have become stand-up comic. I have completed my Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2012(People call me stupid for doing Stand Up Comedy after B.Tech but if that’s the case, then I would have done MBA and as of now, would have been working in some Bank :p).

When I was in college, I realized that coding in C and creating circuit is not my cup of tea (Although, I got good grades throughout my college. Well that’s the inbuilt talent I have). So, I joined a non profit public speaking organization- Toastmasters International in 2009. In next 6 years I gave around 1000 stage performances, took many leadership roles, managed many teams of senior people (some of them are working in top management of MNC) and opened many clubs in different locations and corporates companies. When I was in 7th semester, I got job offer also from some top MNCs but I didn't join them and directly started doing stand-up comedy (now its your turn to say that I’m Stupid).

Journey so far

So, after B.tech I started doing stand-up comedy full time and thanks to God, my family,friends and my long list of clients that till now I have done around 700 shows which includes shows at some top IT companies like Microsoft,Adobe,American Express, Airtel, DLF, HP, TataSky top banks like SBI, HDFC, Kotak, Standard Chartered Start Up likes Olx,HealthKart,Mobikwik, and Government regulators like SEBI,ONGC,BHEL. I have also performed in some of the best colleges of India like IITs, IIMs, NITs, and some college of Delhi University like FMS, Hansraj,SRCC,ShivaJi. If you want to see full list, Please click here.

One of my video on mobile phone which I uploaded in 2013, went viral on social media and WhatsApp but you know I was an amateur person at that time so I forgot to write my name in the video, as a result many people have seen my video but they have no clue who this guy is.(may be you are one of them if you have seen that video and still curious who was that guy, then yes,I am the one :)). In 2014, I did my first solo show "AppurView-Laugh With an Engineer" which was telecasted on NDTV Prime in "The Rising Stars of Comedy with Appurv Gupta" and this video got 2 million+ views . Many of my fans told me that my video is the first stand up 17min+ video which got 2 million + views, I am not sure whether this fact is correct or not but I don't mind accepting it :-)

About my Stand-Up Comedy

I like to make people laugh, I like to share stories,observations and jokes with my audience. In past 4 years, I have written 3 solo shows : Appurview, RelationShip Or RelationShit and Laugh with an Engineer 2.0 . Hope you are enjoying this paragraph :p No ?

Well instead of reading about my stand up comedy, I would suggest to check video section.I could have spend some more time writing about my life but don’t you think that it's better to invite me .My life stories will be complimentary for you after the show.

Milestones which I would like to flaunt

  • • Got Listed in Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List for 2015 which includes Shah Rukh Khan,Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan
  • • Got Listed in CNN-IBN list of Top 20 Stand Up Comics to watch out for in 2014.
  • • 10 Million + Views on Social Media
  • • TEDx Speaker - Invited by TEDx Hindu College to give talk on Living the Change
  • • Comedy Central India says “India's leading Hinglish Comic”.
  • • Deccan Herald says “His Style of Comedy leaves the audiences rolling in the aisles “
  • • The Millennium Post says “He likes to Engineering jokes,not Design”.
  • • Maxim India says “Man behind Tears of Laughter “
  • • Featured multiple times on NDTV Prime/profit in their show “The Rising Stars of Comedy" and recently they have telecasted an exclusive show on my performance.