Kenny Sebastian

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Kenneth Mathew Sebastian
Kenny 2016.jpg
NationalityIndia
OccupationComedian, film maker, musician, director
Years active2006 - present
Known forStand-up comedy in India

Kenneth Mathew Sebastian, popularly known as Kenny Sebastian, is an Indian stand-up comedian, musician and film maker.[1] He first rose to prominence through a YouTube channel that broadcasts clips of his stand up shows, devotional song covers in addition to original skits garnering 152 million views since 2008. He has toured the US, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai[2] and Australia.[3] In 2017 he produced an hour-long comedy special for Amazon Prime.[4] He performs primarily in English, switching to Hindi for comic effect.

Personal life[edit]

Kenny Sebastian was born in Kerala in a Catholic family and was brought up in Bangalore. His father was in the Navy, hence Kenny migrated throughout his childhood. He posted a YouTube video introducing his father to superhero characters. He speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada[2][5] He also has his own production house, named SuperHuman Studioz. Kenny is colour blind.[6] Date of birthday is 31 December 1990. Kenny is also an undergraduate in painting.[7]

Career[edit]

Kenny made songs from tweets, popularly known as #KennySing4Me. This gained him his initial popularity.[8] He also created an improved sketch show for Comedy Central. He co-wrote and acted in the web series called Star Boyz. He did a cameo in the web series Humorously Yours, in Better Life Foundation by Naveen Richard and in Pushpavalli by Sumukhi Suresh. He also has an original series Die Trying,[9] an improvised show The Improvisers: Something From Nothing along with Abish Mathew, Kanan Gill and Kaneez Surka and a sketch comedy show Sketchy Behaviour co-written and co-starring Kanan Gill on Amazon Prime Video.

He is a judge for Comicstaan, a comedy hunt reality show on Amazon Prime Video.

He brings out videos from his standup routines and the occasional Chai Time With Kenny on his YouTube channel.

Filmography[edit]

Year Platform Name Notes
2014 YouTube Journey to the Center of My Brain Himself
2015 Insides Out Himself
2016 Star Boyz [10] Actor
A Door through a Window Himself
Breezer Vivid Alongside Abish Mathew
2017-2018 Son Of Abish Season 2 with Radhika Apte
Season 4 with Yami Gautam
2017–Present Chai Time with Kenny Himself
2017 Amazon Video Don't Make That Face by Naveen Richard Director
Don't Be That Guy[11] Himself
2018 Amazon Video Die Trying Kenny [12][13]
The Improvisers: Something From Nothing Alongside Kanan Gill, Abish Mathew, Kaneez Surka
Comicstaan Himself- Judge
2019 Amazon Video Sketchy Behaviour Alongside Kanan Gill
Comicstaan: Season 2 Himself- Judge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Sebastian – Profile". knowkenny.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Make way for Kenny". Deccan Chronicle. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ BWW News Desk (9 August 2018). "Kenny Sebastian Announces First Australian Shows". Broadway World.
  4. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (20 January 2017). "Amazon Inks Groundbreaking Deal for 14 Indian Stand-Up Comedy Specials". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Lazarus, Susanna Myrtle (23 February 2018). "Carry on, Kenny Sebastian: In conversation with the 'Die Trying' comedian". The Hindu.
  6. ^ Chai Time Comedy with Kenny Sebastian : Being a Colour Blind Painter., retrieved 12 August 2019
  7. ^ Template:Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdsnc70Un14
  8. ^ "KennySing4Me".
  9. ^ "Die Trying actor Kenny Sebastian: It's painful to create music, stand-up is easier". 17 February 2018.
  10. ^ Kenny Sebastian (5 May 2016), 3 South Indian Boys in Space | STAR BOYZ | CHAATS Ep 1 #LaughterGames, retrieved 24 October 2018
  11. ^ "Kenny Sebastian: Don't Be That Guy".
  12. ^ "Die Trying review: This Kenny Sebastian 'Brohemian Rhapsody' is enjoyable in parts". 18 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Die Trying review: Kenny Sebastian's Amazon show is a middle finger to middle-class Indian establishment". 14 February 2018.

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