Daniel Fernandes (comedian)

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Daniel Fernandes
Born (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 34)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
MediumStand-up
Years active2011–present[1]
GenresPolitical/news satire, Observational comedy, Black comedy
Subject(s)Current events, Self-deprecation, Religion

Daniel Fernandes (born 2 August 1984) is an Indian stand-up comedian. Based in Mumbai, Fernandes is known for his dark and surreal style of comedy, with references to social issues in India.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fernandes was born in Mumbai and was raised in Goa.[3] He received his MBA in marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune.[4]

Career[edit]

Based in Mumbai, Fernandes regularly performs at comedy clubs including Canvas Laugh Club,[2][5] The Comedy Store,[6] Blue Frog[7][8] and High Spirits.[9] In his comedic material and interviews, Fernandes is known to cover Indian social issues including free speech,[1] student suicide,[4] death penalty and marital rape.[10][2] He collaborated with several Indian stand-up comedians including Gursimran Khamba,[7] Aditi Mittal,[11] Biswa Kalyan Rath,[12] Sundeep Rao, Radhika Vaz,[13] Abish Mathew and Kanan Gill.[5][14]

In October 2015, Fernandes accompanied Nawazuddin Siddiqui for promotions of the 2015 biographical film, Manjhi: The Mountain Man.[15] In March 2015, he hosted Forbes India's entrepreneurial awards event, 30Under30.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The unbearable lightness of comedy". Daily News & Analysis. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "WATCH: Comedian Daniel Fernandes Makes An Important Point About Marital Rape". Huffington Post. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Laughs, giggles and some serious fun". The Hindu. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Comedy 'O' Comedy". Newsmobile. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Canvas Laugh Club: A Musical Stand-up Comedy". NDTV. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Nagpur Round Table 83 to organize Standup Comedy Show to raise funds for building class-rooms". Nagpur Today. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "The Week Ahead: Rolls-Royce Launch, Verdict on Juvenile in Delhi Rape Case". The Wall Street Journal. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "THE BEST IN STAND-UP COMEDY: Daniel Fernandes, Abish Mathew, Aadar Malik". Bluefrog. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Trivia and comedy: New elements to Pune's nightlife". Daily News & Analysis. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Marital Rape in India: Watch stand-up comic bring out scary truth!". India.com. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  11. ^ "A gaggle of giggles". Deccan Herald. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Tough job to make it easy". The Hindu. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  13. ^ "A weekend of Ha Ha Hee Hee". Bangalore Mirror. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  14. ^ "The Yellow Experiment: coming of age of Indian comedy". Hindustan Times. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Nawazuddin Siddiqui gives IIM-L students a lesson on dreaming". Hindustan Times. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  16. ^ "The 2015 Forbes India 30Under30 Celebrations". Forbes India. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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