Humorously Ours: Looking Back at Vipul Goyal’s performance in Manipal
MANIPAL: In an event organised by the Cultural Coordination Committee (CCC) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), comedian Vipul Goyal took centre stage at KMC Greens on March 1.
Using his signature style of comedy which included situational, satirical, observational and improvisational humour, the comedian covered life, love, relationships, family, sports, politics, and even driving. The 90-minute long show left the majority of the audience in fits of laughter due to Vipul’s excellent stage presence, keeping them engaged till the end.
The show being organised by CCC, with most of the members being the faculty members of various MAHE colleges, it was free of cost and passes were distributed to the students by the faculty coordinators and cultural representatives of their respective colleges. The event was organised in order to help MAHE students in the holistic development of their academic career. The passes for the event were distributed on a first come, first served basis. “A total of 2000 passes were divided among the colleges in proportion to the number of students in that particular college,” revealed Mrs. Kavita Nagasampige, Faculty Coordinator, School of Communication’s (SOC) cultural committee.
Despite the show starting 20 minutes late, the audience was upbeat during the set. “The audience was amazing! The thing about stand up comedy is that it is based on the crowd. When the crowd is interactive and loud, the set becomes even better,” said the headliner, Vipul Goyal. He even went on to express his gratitude towards the faculty of MAHE for being very warm, hospitable, and allowing him to conduct his set the way he wanted to.
Several students agreed that the best part of the show was when Vipul directed some of his jokes towards an audience member, who took them in stride. “The best part of the show was the jokes he made about cricket and Sachin Tendulkar,” said Anmol, a student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT). “The show was a great experience and a great way to relax after a stressful week,” smiled Keerthana, a student of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
MAHE students Abhay Paul, Karthik Sadvij, and Shubhang Yadav performed the opening acts for the evening. Dr. Shobha Kamath, Chairperson of the CCC addressed the crowd while Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MAHE was one of the guests.
Featured Image Courtesy: Ekta Sinha
Edited by: Drishti Sanyal