Comedy Nights with Kapil

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Comedy Nights with Kapil
Comedy Nights with Kapil.jpg
Genre Comedy
Format Talk show
Presented by Kapil Sharma
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 69 (List of episodes)
Producer(s) Kapil Sharma
Location(s) Film City
Camera setup Multi-Camera
Running time 60 minutes approx.
Production company(s) K9 Productions
SOL Production
Distributor Viacom 18
Original channel Colors
Colors HD
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 22 June 2013 (2013-06-22) – Present
External links
Official website

Comedy Nights with Kapil is an Indian comedy show that premiered on Colors on June 22, 2013. Apart from being the host, Kapil Sharma is also a producer and writer on the show. The format of show is mixed, with Sharma acting out skits on stage with supporting characters while also interacting with members in the audience and the guest Navjot Singh Siddhu. Each episode features celebrity guest(s) who usually appear to promote their latest films and with whom actors interact in-character.[1] The show is similar in context to the British show The Kumars at No. 42. [2]

After the conclusion of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, the show became India's highest rated serial in the non-fiction category garnering viewership rating greater than KBC and Big Boss.[3][4] At CNN-IBN Indian of the Year awards, Kapil Sharma was felicitated with Entertainer of the Year award for 2013 by Amol Palekar in recognition of his contribution to the show.[5]


Present cast[edit]

Former cast[edit]


Award Show Category Recipient(s) Result Refs
ITA Awards 2013 Best Actor – Comedy Kapil Sharma Won [7]
Best Serial – Comedy Cast and Crew
Best Actor - Supporting Role Ali Asgar
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year Kapil Sharma [8]



On 25 September 2013, a fire broke out on the sets of the show at Film City in Goregaon causing the entire set to collapse and an estimated loss of INR 200 million but there were no casualties. He stated in an interview that a lot of Bollywood celebrities offered to help him naming Lata Mangeshkar, Shahrukh Khan & Rohit Shetty.[9] Management decided to shoot subsequent episodes (Episodes 29 and 30) on sets of Bigg Boss in Lonavla.[10][11][12] Shooting for episodes 31 onwards resumed on a new original-themed set.


  1. ^ "SRK and Deepika make an entrance on Comedy Nights as they promote Chennai Express... on a scooter". 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Comedy Nights With Kapil-Shilpa Shetty, Harman Baweja | Dishkiyaoon". NewsZoner. 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  3. ^ "TRP ratings for week 38 of 2013". The Times of India. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Comedy Nights with Kapil TRP ratings 2014". 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Indian of the Year award: Kapil Sharma beats Deepika, Shah Rukh in the entertainment category". 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Comedy Nights with Kapil". Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Entertainer of the Year". CNN-IBN. 23 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Shah Rukh Khan, Lata Mangeshkar offer help to Kapil Sharma for set damage". Hindustan Times. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  10. ^ "Major Fire Breaks at Goregaon Film City in Mumbai". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Loss of Rs 20 cr, due to fire on the sets: Kapil Sharma - Times Of India". 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  12. ^ "Fire on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil - Times Of India". 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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