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Nishant Tanwar
Birth nameNishant Tanwar
Born7 November
Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
MediumStand-up, television, radio, books
Years active2009–present
GenresSatire, Corporate comedy, improvisational comedy
Subject(s)Stereotypes, Multiculturalism, Indian culture
SpouseRukshi Sarin (2011–present)

Nishant Tanwar (known by his pseudonym Joke Singh, born 7 November) is an Indian comedian and actor. He began performing in Gurgaon in 2009. He started off his career working at NDTV, when he found his passion in stand up comedy at an open mic event.[1]

Apart from corporate shows, he has performed and conceptualized many comedy specials like Comedy in Diversity, Two and a Laugh Men, and Third World Comedy[2] and is the founding member of IPL (Improv Premier League), Delhi's foremost improv comedy troupe.


Tanwar first worked at NDTV as an editor. When stand up comedy was just hitting the peak, he quit his career in the media industry and became a full-time comedian.[3] He is one of the prominent face amidst Delhi[4] and Gurgaon stand up comedy circles. Taking digs at stereotypes and Indian culture, Nishant Tanwar's humor is universal—connecting with all segments of people breaking social and age group barriers.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Two years after entering into stand up comedy, he married Rukshi Sarin (niece of Arun Sarin) in 2011.[1]

Notable performances[edit]

Nishant's performance in Gurgaon, on the Raaghiri Day conducted by The Times of India was a completely sold out.[6] Tanwar even hosted the "Joke Joker Jokest" event at Kolkata organized by The Times of India, with noted comedians Sourav Ghosh, Vaibhav Sethia, Anirban Dasgupta, and Abijit Ganguly.[7] Termed the Kolkata Funniest Day, the show left the audience is splits and gasping for breath.[8]

Nishant Tanwar has also been a part of Comedy Central's Improv shows on television.[9] He has performed to packed auditoriums nationally in Mumbai, Delhi,[10] Bangalore, Gurgaon,[11] and Kolkata as well as international audiences in Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.


  1. ^ a b "Laugh With the Joke Singh of Comedy, Nishant Tanwar". 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Laughter on hold". 23 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Laugh your heart out!". 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ "No Cheap Thrills For Delhi". HT Syndication. 21 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Funny as ever". 23 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Standup comedians Nishant Joke Singh steals the show at Raahgiri Day, supported by the Times of India, in Gurgaon". The Times of India. 28 April 2014.
  7. ^ "TOI joke fest leaves Kolkata with aching jaws". The Times of India. 30 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Kolkata's Funniest Day". 20 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Profile on Comedy Central". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Nishant Tanwar, Zakir Khan entertain guests on Gurgaon's Funniest Day at Epicentre in Delhi". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  11. ^ "LOL, Gurgaon enjoys a second date with comedy". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 April 2014.