Comedy Nights Bachao that premiered last year in September is finally taking a break after a year of continuous run. The show helmed by comedians like Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Sudesh Lehri and Shakeel instantly became popular among the masses but at the same time invited criticsm for the numerous controversies it created (racist comments et al).
But the fact that the show successfully introduced a new format of comedy–roast to Indian audience deserves a round of applause. As the makers plan a new season of the comedy show, here’s looking at the five of the most memorable episodes of Comedy Nights Bachao.
- When Nawazuddin Siddiqui outwitted Bharti Singh and showed off his hidden comic side
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who comes across as a recluse, surprised everyone with his comic timing in one of the recent episodes of Comedy Nights Bachao. The actor’s entertaining replies to Krushna and Bharti’s jibes made the roast super-interesting. So much so that even Bharti was seen struggling for an apt response to one of his questions. Full marks to this one.
- When Alia Bhatt roasted herself and entertained one and all
When Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra came in to promote Kapoor & Sons, Alia didn’t forget to cash in on her reputation. Remember the Koffee with Karan goof-up and the subsequent Genius of the year spoof? Well, the actress has been pulling her own leg since then. When Bharti commented on her yellow dress saying that she’d probably spilled mango on it; pat came the reply–‘what are you saying? Mango is orange dude, not yellow’. Then there were jokes on the her like–director ne bola–lights, camera, action. Alia khadi rahi. Boli lights camera ko action bola hai, mujhe nahi.
- When Shah Rukh Khan roasted the entire team of Comedy Nights Bachao
Shah Rukh Khan, who’s known for his flawless comic timing, roasted everyone with a straight face in this episode. He started off criticising himself for his acting, but ended up roasting everyone in the Comedy Nights Bachao team beautifully. From referring Shakeel to a bhikhari with a katora, reminding Sudesh of his actual aukat, to predicting Krushna’s future (that he will end up as nobody), SRK did a superb job, truly like a baadshah.
- When Comedy Nights Bachao got Housefull with Riteish, Abhishek and Chunky Pandey’s presence
The Housefull gang surely knows how to roast the roasters. It was hilarious to watch how Krushna Abhishek took away all the credit for the success of Bol Bachchan.
- When Farah Khan roasted everyone and said Main Hoo Naa (for roasting)
If there is anybody other than Shah Rukh Khan who can roast the entire team of Comedy Nights Bachao, it is Farah Khan. The Main Hoon Naa director did the best of roast, with her special tadka.