with Kaneez Surka
Kanan Gill’s meteoric rise to the top echelon of Indian comedy has been nothing short of spectacular, though five minutes into his comedy will clear any doubts of the praise that comes his way.
Kanan announced himself to the Indian comedy scene in 2014 with Pretentious Movie Reviews, a YouTube series where he and fellow comic Biswa Kalyan Rath panned Bollywood movies. Solo stand-up material followed, touring globally across North America, Australia, the UK, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong & of course India, which then culminated in two critically-acclaimed stand-up specials – 2017’s Keep It Real on Amazon Prime Video, and 2020’s Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill on Netflix.
Along the way, he has performed sketch comedy in his own ‘How Insensitive!’ YouTube series, and acted in the mockumentary ‘Better Life Foundation’ by Them Boxer Shorts.
Apart from his stand-up specials, he has a library of work on Amazon Prime Video: he co-stars in the sketch comedy special Sketchy Behaviour with Kenny Sebastian, is a judge and mentor on India’s biggest stand up comedy hunt series called ‘Comicstaan’ & also appears on the improvised comedy special, The Improvisers: Something From Nothing, which is a titular group that he is a part of, along with Abish Mathew, Kenny Sebastian and Kaneez Surka.
Praised for his razor-sharp observations and delivery, Kanan remains one of the country’s most-loved comedians.