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Logo of Comedy Circus
|Created by||Optimystix Entertainment|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||18|
|Running time||c. one and a half hour|
|Original channel||Sony Entertainment Television|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original airing||16 June 2007|
Comedy Circus is a reality-based comedy show that brings India's TV celebrities to perform with professional comedian partners on a highly competitive and challenging stage. The current season of comedy circus, Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe, is being judged by Archana Puran Singh and Arbaaz Khan. Sohail Khan Shekhar Suman, Satish Shah, Rohit Shetty, Johnny Lever, Ajay Jadeja, Tusshar Kapoor, Daler Mehndi have also judged it. It's a show which uses improvisation, and all forms of humour in order to make the people laugh.
- 1 Seasons
- 2 Season details
- 2.1 Comedy Circus – Part 1
- 2.2 Comedy Circus 2
- 2.3 Kante Ki Takkar
- 2.4 Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli to China
- 2.5 Comedy Circus 20–20
- 2.6 Dekh India Dekh
- 2.7 Comedy Circus 3 – Ka Tadka
- 2.8 Comedy Circus – Maha Sangram
- 2.9 Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars
- 2.10 Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
- 2.11 Jubilee Comedy Circus
- 2.12 Comedy Circus Ke Taansen
- 2.13 Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur
- 2.14 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki
- 2.15 Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe
- 2.16 Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali
- 3 Refer
- 4 External links
|2007||Comedy Circus 1||Shruti Seth|
|2008||Comedy Circus 2||Shruti Seth|
|2008||Kaante Ki Takkar||Purbi Joshi||
|2009||Comedy Circus - Chinchpokli To China||Purbi Joshi|
|2009||Comedy Circus 20 - 20||Shruti Seth||
|2009||Dekh India Dekh||Shweta Gulati|
|2009||Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka||Roshni Chopra|
|2010||Maha Sangram||Purbi Joshi|
|2010||Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars||Surveen Chawla||
|2010||Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo||Anita Hassanandani|
|2010–2011||Jubilee Comedy Circus||Pooja Kanwal|
|2011||Comedy Circus Ke Taansen||Saumya Tandon|
|2011||Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur||Roshni Chopra|
|2012||Kahani Comedy Circus Ki||Shruti Seth|
|2012- 2013||Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe||Shruti Seth|
|2013–Present||Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali||Shruti Seth|
Comedy Circus – Part 1
'Comedy Circus – season 1 had the tag line 'Jodi jamegi, public hassegi' guarantees hysterics and aired for 13 weeks.
- Kashif Khan & Ali Asgar- Winner
- Swapnil Joshi & V.I.P.- 1st Runner-up
- Urvashi Dholakia & Shakeel Siddiqui – 2nd Runner-up
- Khayali Saharan & Karishma Tanna- Voted Out
- Kiran Karmakar & Sunil Sanwra – Voted Out
- Pratap Faujdar & Ketaki Dave replaced by Manini De – Voted Out
- Varun Badola & Deepak Dutta – Voted Out
Comedy Circus 2
Comedy Circus 2 started its second season on 26 April 2008.
- Kamya Panjabi & Rajiv Thakur – 1st Runners-up
- Sudesh Lehri & Krushna Abhishek – 2nd Runners-up
- Apara Mehta & Shailesh Lodha
- Sayantani Ghosh & Kuldeep Dubey
- Sucheta Khanna & Salim Afridi
- Akashdeep Saigal & Pervez Siddiqui
- Rajesh Kumar & Rajeev Nigam
- Chitrashi Rawat & Rehman Khan
Wildcard Entrant on 7 June 2008
Kante Ki Takkar
It was the third season of Comedy Circus titled as Kante Ki Takkar was judged by Archana Puran Singh and Shekhar Suman and was hosted by Purbi Joshi. It featured the competition amongst the contestants that were from Comdey Circus 1 and Comedy Circus 2
Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli to China
Chinchpokli to China was judged by Archana Puran Singh and Shekhar Suman and was hosted by Purbi Joshi. Child actors Nandini Kapoor and Siddharth Sagar presented special segments of comedy towards the end of the episodes as well as co-hosting the show. The alternating contestant pairs were Shweta Tiwari and Ashutosh Kaushik, Kuldeep and Roshni Chopra, Ehsaan Qureshi and Payal Rohatgi, Sucheta Trivedi and Paresh, VIP and Shweta Gulati, Ali Asgar and Kuldeep, Swapnil Joshi and Sharad Kelkar, Kavita Kaushik and Rajiv Nigam, Kuldeep and Rajiv Nigam, Shailesh Lodha and Neha Marda, Mona Singh and Rehman, Khayali and Nigaar Khan, Rehman and Sucheta, Kuldeep and Sucheta.
During the Parde ke Peechhe segment, special acts were performed by celebrities like Shekhar Suman, Shreyas Talpade, Arshad Warsi, Tanushree Dutta, Arbaaz Khan, Abhijeet Sawant, Hussain, Divya Dutta, Rakesh Bedi, and Vidya Malavade with combinations of performers Krushna Abhishek, Sudesh Lehri, Rajeev Thakur, Rehman Khan, VIP, Rajiv Nigam, Ali Asgar, Shoma Rathod, Swapnil Joshi, Sharad Kelkar, Apara Mehta, and Suneel Saawra.
Comedy Circus 20–20
After the third season billed as Kaante Ki Takkar followed by a non- competitive comedy show Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli To China the show returned again as a competition again but unlike the earlier 3 seasons there were no eliminations and the total score during the whole series was taken into account to find the winner. This was in accordance to the title of the show 20–20, where the participants played their innings(performance) and earned runs (scores by judges).
Shruti seth returned as the host replacing Purbi Joshi who had hosted the show for Season 3 (Chinchpokli to China).
Besides the participants, the show also had celebrities and comedians from previous seasons making cameo appearances, often under disguises. The show would end with a sequence named "extra innings" where V.I.P. & Prince played a comedy skit.
- Nigaar Khan and Raja (Winners)
- Roshni Chopra and Kuldeep
- Rakshanda Khan and Rehman Khan
- Vinod Kambli and Rajbeer Kaur
Dekh India Dekh
Dekh India Dekh, the sixth season premiered on 30 May 2009.
- Rajesh Kumar as Akbar
- Rajiv Nigam as Birbal
- Ali Asgar as Havaldar Kadam
- VIP as Havaldar Kaale
- Krushna Abhishek as Baiju
- Sudesh Lehri as Bawra
- Gaurav Gera as Malti Manohar Mishra
- Swapnil Joshi as Jignesh Shah
- Tulika as Bhavana Ben
Comedy Circus 3 – Ka Tadka
- Parul Chauhan, Bhagwant Mann, & Jennifer Winget
- Anoop Soni, Shweta Tiwari, & Rehman Khan
- Sanjay Mishra, Bhairavi Raichura, & Raja Sagoo
- Harsh Chhaya, Tina Dutta, & Jimmy Moses
- Sharad Kelkar, Bharti Singh, & Paresh Ganatra
- Rajiv Thakur, Smita Singh, & Saloni Daini
- Sudesh Lehri, Krushna Abhishek, Melissa Pais
- Rajiv Thakur, Rashmi Desai, & Saloni Daini
Comedy Circus – Maha Sangram
Comedy Circus – Maha Sangram involved contestants of three previous seasons of Comedy Circus. Archana represents season 1, Shekhar represents season 2 and Rohit represents season 3. Teams are scored by the opposite team representatives and the audience watching the show to determine eliminations. The winner of this show Swapnil Joshi and VIP for their splendid performance in the final.
|2||Sudesh Lehri||Krushna Abhishek||1st Runner-up|
|3||Sharad Kelkar||Bharti Singh||Paresh Ganatra||Eliminated|
|Rajeev Thakur||Rashmi Desai||Saloni Daini||2nd Runner-up|
Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars
Comedy Circus Ke Super Stars involved the stand up comedians from all parts of India as couples in two groups Challengers v/s Superstars entering new contestants from TV industry as well old champions of previous four seasons. This season was judged by Archana Puran Singh and Rohit Shetty along with different super stars from Bollywood as celebrity guests.
|1||Kapil Sharma||Natasha Sharma(Then repleced by Parvati Sehgal)||Winner|
|2||Sudesh Lehri||Krushna Abhishek||1st Runner-up|
|3||Bharti Singh||Paresh Ganatra||2nd Runner-up|
|4||Rajeev Thakur||Saloni Daini|
|5||Ali Asgar||Swapnil Joshi||Eliminated|
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo involved the stand-up comedians from all parts of India entering new contestants from TV industry as well old champions of previous four seasons. This season is judged by Archana Puran Singh and Shekhar Suman along with different super stars from Bollywood as celebrity guests.
|1||Kapil Sharma||Mukti Mohan||Winner|
Wild Card Entrant
|Abhishek Avasthi||1st Runner-up|
|3||Rajeev Thakur||Kamya Punjabi||2nd Runner-up|
|4||Sukesh Anand||Bharti Singh||Eliminated|
|5||Jaswant Singh||Pratima Kazmi|
Jubilee Comedy Circus
Jubilee Comedy Circus involves the stand-up comedians from all parts of India entering new contestants from TV industry as well old champions of previous four seasons. This season was judged by Archana Puran Singh and Rohit Shetty along with different super stars from Bollywood as celebrity guests.
|1||Kapil Sharma||Shikha Singh||Winner|
|2||Krushna Abhishek||Rajiv Nigam|
|3||Bharti Singh||Manish Paul||1st Runner-up|
|4||Rajeev Thakur||Parul Chauhan||2nd Runner-up|
|5||Saloni Daini||Rehman Khan||Eliminated|
|6||Jaswant Singh||Pratima Kazmi|
Comedy Circus Ke Taansen
Comedy Circus Ke Taansen involved the stand up comedians from all parts of India. There are three members in all teams in which one is singer, actor and one comedian. This season is judged by Archana Puran Singh and Daler Mehndi along with different super stars from Bollywood as celebrity guests.
|1||Kapil Sharma||Ali Asgar||Neha Kakkar||Winner|
|2||Sudesh Lehri||Krushna Abhishek||Hard Kaur||1st Runner-up|
|3||Bharti Singh||Aksshat Saluja||Abhijeet Sawant|
|4||V.I.P.||Swapnil Joshi||Sugandha Mishra||2nd Runner-up|
|5||Rajeev Thakur||Shweta Tiwari||Krishna Beura|
|6||Sumit Arora||Jimmy Moses||Bhoomi Trivedi||Eliminated|
|7||Jaswant Singh||Anjum Farooki||Abhas Joshi|
|8||Raja Sagoo||Preeti Amin||Raja Hasan|
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur involved the stand up comedians from all parts of India as well as comedians and contestants from previous seasons. There are two members in all teams in which one is a comedian and the another one is a TV Actor/Actress. This season is judged by Archana Puran Singh and Sohail Khan who on the first episode announced that the winner will get a nice role in one of his productions. There are also different super stars from Bollywood as celebrity guest judges.
|1||Kapil Sharma||Shweta Tiwari||Winner|
|2||Sudesh Lehri||Krushna Abhishek||1st Runners-up|
|3||Bharti Singh||Siddarth Jadhav|
|4||RJ Mantra||Vishakha||2nd Runner-up|
|6||Ather Habib||Priya Raina|
|7||Rajiv Thakur||Sugandha Mishra|
Kahani Comedy Circus Ki
|1||Kapil Sharma||Sumona Chakravarti||Winner|
|2||Krushna Abhishek||Sudesh Lehri||Winner|
|3||Rajiv Thakur||Sugandha Mishra||1st Runner-up|
|4||'Bharti Singh||Siddarth Jadhav||did not perform in final|
|5||Mantra Mugdh||Anup Soni||1st Runner-up|
Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe
Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe (English: Wonders of Comedy Circus) is a comedy Reality show that replaced Kahani Comedy Circus Ki started from 9 September 2012. There are three members in all teams in which two are comedian from previous seasons and TV Actor/Actress and the other one is a comedian auditioned from different cities from India. This season is judged by Archana Puran Singh and Sohail Khan. When Sohail Khan started filming his upcoming Jai Ho (film), his brother Arbaaz Khan replaced as a judge. Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe airs on Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. In this season, there have been many guest judges coming for promotions such as Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal for their film OMG: Oh My God!, Anil Kapoor for Race 2, Adnan Sami for his new album Press Play, Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma for Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi, Kareena Kapoor for Heroine, Preeti Zinta for Ishq In Paris, Rani Mukherjee for Aiyya, John Abraham for shootout at Wadala, Dharmendra and Bobby Deol for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Mallika Sherawat for Kismat Love Paisa Dilli, producer of the Optimystix Vipul Shah for villain special episode and Tusshar Kapoor and Ravi Kishan for Bajate Raho on Bajate Raho special episode after grand finale.
|1||Sudesh Lehri||Krushna Abhishek||Siddharth Sagar||Winner|
|2||Kapil Sharma||Shweta Tiwari replaced Sargun Mehta||Mubeen Saudagar||2nd position|
|3||Bharti Singh||Siddarth Jadhav||Kiku Sharda replaced Vikas Giri||3rd position|
|4||Mantra Mugdh||Purbi Joshi||Rajeev Mehra||4th position|
|5||VIP||Kiku Sharda||Mohit Baghel||Eliminated|
Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali
Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali is the newest season of Comedy Circus which started on 26 July 2013 with auditions taking place in Lucknow and Amritsar. The first episode aired on 2 August 2013 with host Shruti Seth returning for another season. The judges will be yet again Archana Puran Singh as well as Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan. Popular actress of yesteryear dance Helen (actress) was a guest judge on the show. The format of the show has two teams with Sudesh Lehri and Krushna Abhishek as leaders of one team and Bharti Singh and Shakeel Siddiqui as the leaders of the opposing team. Each team has their warriors "yodhas". Among Sudesh and Krishna's team are their new talent from last season Siddharth Sagar paired with Rakhi Sawant and new talents who have auditioned. Among Bharti and Shakeel's team are RJ Mantra from the previous season and Mubin who was Kapil Sharma's new talent in the previous season. Also is Jamie J Lever who is daughter of famous comedian Johny Lever. She had auditioned as a new talent. Rajeev Goldy(Laugh India Laugh) is another new talent who had auditioned and also Khusbhoo Grewal is a Punjabi Film and Hindi television actress, VJ and a singer from India. In this season there have been many guest judges for promotion of the films.
- Parineeti Chopra for the film Shuddh Desi Romance,
- Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani for the film Grand Masti,
- Shahid Kapoor for the film Phata Poster Nikla Hero,
- Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur for the film Lunchbox,
- Manish Paul for his film Mickey Virus,
- Akshay Kumar and Johny Lever for the film Boss,
- Ranveer Singh for his film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela,
- Kangana Ranaut and Paras Arora for the film Rajjo,
- Javed Jaffrey, Naved Jaffrey, Ravi Behl for the promotion of their dance reality show Boogie Woogie season 7 which is returning on television after 3 years,
- Sunny Leone and Sachiin J Joshi for their film Jackpot,
- Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan for their film Mr Joe B. Carvalho,
- Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi for their film Dedh Ishqiya,
- Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman for their film Heartless,
- Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai for their film One By Two,
- Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, for their film Gunday,
- Kangana Ranaut for celebrating success of her film Queen,
- Ayushman Khurana and Sonam Kapoor for their film Bewakoofiyaan
- Jackky Bhagnani and Neha Sharma for their film Youngistaan
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- "Sony to launch second season of Comedy Circus from 26 April". Indiantelevision.com. 23 April 2008.
- "Teen Ka Tadka on Comedy Circus". Real Bollywood. 21 October 2009.
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- Tags: (2011-07-11). "Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur high on celeb quotient". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Official Site
- Comedy Circus Fan Site
- Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe's website at SET India
- Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe's website at SET Asia