Sapan Verma is one of India’s most youthful expert comedians, having done more than 300 shows in the most recent three years. He has played out the whole way across India, as well as in Barcelona, Paris, Singapore, Dubai, New York, and China. As one of the establishing individuals from Indias busiest satire organization East India Comedy, Sapan has routinely performed at different auditoriums, school celebrations, and corporate occasions.
Sapan Verma was born on May 8, 1989. He is the youngest of three children and has two brothers. Spending his childhood in Mhow, a little military cantonment in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Verma exceeded expectations in studies. He says, “My dad was in the Indian Railway, so he had a traveling job. After my board exams (2005), I visited Mumbai — where my dad was transferred — during the summer vacations. I applied to the top three city colleges and got through, so I moved here.”
Educated at Jai Hind, Verma, additionally learned curricular exercises and event administration. After a ton of arguing, his parents gave him the thumbs up to seek after Bachelors of Mass Media (BMM). Adhering to tradition, Verma examined science furthermore attended engineering entrance coaching classes for five hours a day before realizing it didn’t hold his advantage.
Verma interned and worked through different occupations — magazine essayist, assistant director, event manager — before he attempted his hand at comic drama, for no particular reason. “I remember my first open mic, at Café Goa in Bandra. I still have the video; it embarrasses me now,” he says.
Rise to Mainstream
Verma is the founding member of the stand-up comedy group East India Comedy. He took his group to the web with a YouTube channel that has accumulated more than 552,000 subscribers as of January 2017. He has also worked as a freelance humor writer and had columns published in Maxim, Grazia, MTV Noise Factory and more. Verman and Sorabh Pant founded East India Comedy in 2012 along with other comedians. The group comprises of seven full-time entertainers (Sapan Verma, Saurabh Pant, Sahil Shah, Azeem Banatwalla, Atul Khatri, Angad Singh Ranyal and Kunal Rao). They also contract different comedians, cinematographers, and editors as specialists on a project basis. The group hosts India’s version of the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies), the Ghanta Awards.
Verma has been a comedian for a long time and is recently touring the nation with his first solo exceptional — Obsessive Comedic Disorder (OCD). Aside from his own particular obsessive compulsive disorders. Verma discusses being a ’90s child and regular battles. He says his “OCD brain” is dynamic even as he is conversing with us. In the 70-minute show, there’s no break and no opening demonstration. “Keeping the crowd engaged, and sustaining energy levels throughout is a challenge,” Verma says.
Sapan Verma’s Works and Contributions
Sapan has composed, directed, and acted in a number of online viral videos that have more than 1 billion views on YouTube. He was additionally a regular presenter on NDTV Prime’s news comedy show “The Bottom Line”.
Apart from his featuring shows at The Comedy Store and Canvas Laugh Club Mumbai, Verma also holds an important part in The Ghanta Awards, Backbenchers, and EIC Vs Bollywood.
Previously, Verma has written humor scripts for Farhan Akhtar, Shahrukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Boman Irani, Siddarth Malhotra and a few others. He was the scriptwriter of the IIFA Awards and Like OK Screen Awards twice consecutively (2014-2015). Aside from these, he has likewise written Star Guild Awards, Filmfare Awards, GIMA and quite a few other events for Wizcraft and Cineyug.
As a writer, he has worked with TV channels like Goodtimes, UTV Bindass, Zoom TV, Star Plus, Channel V. He has also written humor columns for India Today, JAM Magazine, Times of India, Grazia, Maxim, Deccan Chronicle, MTV Noise Factor and DNA. In addition, he teaches filmmaking and scriptwriting to the media students at Jai Hindi College. He also runs a website by his name.
Sapan Verma Performing