How often do we see a student from the University of Bristol having a Master’s degree in filmmaking become one of the top stand-up comedians of India, that’s Varun Thakur for you. We all are here to enjoy the journey of this 29-year-old stand-up comedian from filmmaking to making debut in SRK starrer film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. So let’s have some fun.
As Varun states things started changing for him when one of his best friends, whom we all know as Tanmay Bhat, requested him to perform something on an open mic for one of the stand-up nights organized by none othe.r than comedian/actor Vir Das. Eventually, Varun was judged to be the winner of that night, this is where he realized he had something in himself. He also states that he was always the funny guy in his group and was able to tell stories in an interesting manner.
When asked about the Comedy channel Schitzengiggles, He states that the above stand up is where he met with Karan Talwar, and as the time passed they became good friends and decided to have a comedy collective and once while watching a movie they came across a café named Schitzengiggles, this moment led to the birth of the Channel on youtube in 2011.
In the past 8 years Varun has made a few appearances in movies and television. Varun got a chance to make his movie debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the movie ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in he was seen starring in his self created Horror Comedy Tv series ‘Shaiteen Haveli’. He also made a small appearance in the film ‘Everybody Gets Screwed Here’.
His Character Vicky Malhotra caught eyes of lot of people and he tells us that Vicky was born because Varun was getting boared of performing same kind of comedy and wanted to experiment something new and that gave rise to ‘Varun this side, Vicky that side’.