|Mumbai, 3rd May, 2012: India?s first comedy festival, the Foster?s LOL Evenings featuring Weirdass Comedy, launched their second edition today, in Mumbai. In attendance were Mr.Paolo Lanzarotti, Managing Director, SABMiller India and popular comedian, Mr. Vir Das. The popular festival will be held across 5 cities in India, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune and Bangalore, and hopes to top the success of its first edition.
The official launch of the second edition of Foster?s LOL Evenings featuring Weirdass Comedy was held at Bonobo, Bandra and Vir Das had everyone in splits right from the word go. If Foster?s mantra is anything to go by, this night was probably why they are the masters of the ?Art of Chilling?. Vir Das also had another ace up his sleeve, when he announced the unveiling of `The Big Book of Laughs?, a joke book, with Mr. Paolo Lanzarotti, Managing Director, SABMiller India. Throughout the festival, the audience can fill in their jokes and one-liners in this book and towards the end of the festival, the best ones will be enacted by the comedian himself!
Mumbai will host 4 of the 15 Foster?s LOL Evenings featuring Weirdass Comedy, to be held across 5 Indian cities. India?s first ever nation-wide comedy festival will comprise of a unique mix of Headliners ? a show on daily news, Far Sketched ? sketch comedy, Cardinal Bengans ? improvised comedy and performances by Alien Chutney ? comedy rock.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Paolo Lanzarotti, Managing Director, SABMiller India said, ?The first edition of Foster?s LOL Evenings featuring Weirdass Comedy, received an extraordinary response. The art of stand-up is a huge hit abroad and India is quickly catching up with its tremendous talent. Foster?s hopes to provide a boost to Indian comedians and promote this premier platform. We are eagerly looking forward to the second edition of Foster?s LOL evenings and are positive that the response will be phenomenal this time around too!?
Stand-up comedian Mr. Vir Das was positively beaming at the event, ?I am extremely happy to be a part of such an initiative which has boosted the abundant stand up talent in our country. I had great fun performing at the debut of Foster?s LOL Evenings with my team at Weirdass and cannot wait to get onto the stage once again!?
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