Mr. Azeem Banatwalla entertained the crowd with his witty one-liners as he clarified a few stereotypes about stand-up comedy. He explored censorship and its context in the genre of comedy.

Azeem Banatwalla is the proverbial jack of all trades, and master of puns. An engineer-turned-writer-turned-comedian, he has extensive experience writing for print and digital media, having worked with National Geographic Traveller India and The Man Magazine. He has performed alongside American comedian Dwayne Perkins on his tour of India. Azeem is a part of the comedy collective “East India Comedy”. He has shared the stage with India’s top comics including Vir Das, Anuvab Pal, and Sorabh Pant. He’s currently touring his one-hour special “Out of my System” across India.
Azeem specializes in observational and quirky humour, talking about topics ranging from sports to Bollywood to Indian culture. He has scripted shows and content for UTV and ACK Animation, and written projects for Wizcraft, Cineyug, YRF, Samsung and Adlabs Entertainment.