Vipul Goyal is an Indian stand-up comedian, who is graduate Electrical Engineer from IIT Bombay. He is best known as the leading man of The Viral Fever’s (TVF) web series, “Humorously Yours”. He co-founded online digital entertainment channel “The Viral Fever” (TBF) along with Arunabh Kumar (The Qtiyapa Guy) in 2010.

Flashback

Goyal hails from a village in Rajasthan — Falna. He attended St. Mary’s High School, Mount Abu. Shortly after completing high school, Goyal moved to Mumbai to study engineering at IIT Bombay in 2008. It was during this time, he met Arunabh Kumar and would later co-found the TVF. Prior to this, Goyal initially worked at Adventity Inc. as its retail analyst.

Goyal in 2007

However, having no interest in his work he quit his job after six months to pursue a career in comedy. He soon understood that his heart was more on cracking jokes (H.R-HUMOR Resources). He creatively blended comedy & Entrepreneurship and soon established a Unique HR firm “Humorously Yours” which has since been pioneers in Stand Up Comedy & Entertainment Shows.

Goyal’s stand-up comedy shows are generally about topics like Engineering, Facebook, Sachin Tendulkar, management, Indian trains, politics, and dating. He co-founded The Viral Fever Videos, a digital entertainment channel, along with 5 other IITians, offering stand-up comedy and entertainment shows. He played a lead role in one of the shows, “Humorously Yours”.

“Humorously Yours” Official Poster

Rise to Mainstream

In a short span of time after launching TVF, Goyal received a nationwide attention and has entertained the audience at all the major open stages. Ranging from the prestigious Comedy Store Mumbai to concerts during Hyderabad Comedy Fest 2011 and from college festivals (IITs, NITs) to their alumni meets. Given his creativity and clean witty original content, Goyal is considered as one of the top Indian comedians.

He has performed for various major corporate houses, including TATA Communications,  Fractal Analytics, HDFC Ergo, Ferrero Rocher, and Cognizant. As he might like to put it, he has the qualification of being the only Indian stand-up comedian who can perform in 4 different languages, English, Hindi, Java and C++.

Goyal additionally had the honor of being a guest speaker at the extremely prestigious TEDx talks, Ignite Talks and Toastmasters Clubs.

Personal Life

Vipul has been in a relationship with Mumbai-based, Nancy Gupta. According to their social profile, Goyal and Gupta married on 2014. Vipul has two siblings, a brother named Atul Goyal and a sister named Dhriti Goyal.

Goyal and wife, Nancy Gupta.
Source: Facebook

He was greatly inspired by Indian stand-up comedian of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge fame, Raju Shrivastava. His genre is identified as Satire, observational comedy, improvisational comedy.