Kenneth Mathew Sebastian
|Occupation||Comedian, film maker, musician, director|
|Years active||2006 - present|
|Known for||Stand-up comedy in India|
Kenneth Mathew Sebastian, popularly known as Kenny Sebastian, is an Indian stand-up comedian, musician and film maker. 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 and Australia. In 2017 he produced an hour-long comedy special for Amazon Prime. He performs primarily in English, switching to Hindi for comic effect.
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 He also has his own production house, named SuperHuman Studioz. Kenny is colour blind. Date of birthday is 31 December 1990. Kenny is also an undergraduate in painting.
Kenny made songs from tweets, popularly known as #KennySing4Me. This gained him his initial popularity. 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, 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 brings out videos from his standup routines and the occasional Chai Time With Kenny on his YouTube channel.
|2014||YouTube||Journey to the Center of My Brain||Himself|
|2016||Star Boyz ||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||Himself|
|2018||Amazon Video||Die Trying||Kenny |
|The Improvisers: Something From Nothing||Alongside Kanan Gill, Abish Mathew, Kaneez Surka|
|2019||Amazon Video||Sketchy Behaviour||Alongside Kanan Gill|
|Comicstaan: Season 2||Himself- Judge|
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