The Great Indian Laughter Challenge is back with its fifth season and Bollywood’s Khiladi with a funny bone, Akshay Kumar will be seen as the judge on the show, that is all set to go on air in September on Star Plus. This will be the actor’s second stint on reality television after the stunt based show on Colors, Khatron Ke Khiladi, which now has Rohit Shetty as its host. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, which is the hunt for the country’s best stand up comedian, has already started with it’s audition process. The Lucknow auditions were held on July 9 and now Delhi is next on the cards with the audition scheduled to be conducted on 15th and 16th July. This will be followed by Amritsar on 23rd July and lastly Mumbai on the 29th and 30th of July.
The comedy hunt show will reportedly have three famous stand up artists playing the role of mentors to the participants, the names of whom have not been confirmed by the producers yet. But a little birdie tells us, Zakir Khan and Mallika Dua could possibly be landing up the offer to be mentors on the show.
The great Indian laughter challenge was started in the year 2005 i.e 12 years ago with Shekhar Suman and Navjoth Singh Siddhu sitting on the judges chairs. The show gave us talented comedians like Sunil Pal, Ahsaan Qureshi, Kapil Sharma, Chandan Prabhakar, Raju Srivastava, Sudesh Lehri, Bharti Singh just to name a few. Ofcourse, the stand up comedy scene in the country was at a preliminary stage back then and things have grown by leaps and bounds ever since. And it will be interesting to see how the makers tackle the show and its topics this time around, going by the mood of the country.
The makers have stated, “In keeping with the boom in stand up acts and the changing taste of humour in the country, the show will feature comedy with a difference.” The participants on the show will be in the age bracket of 5 years to 80 years.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 13, 2017
Come back for more updates on this show, that is set to go on air once Remo D’Souza’s Dance Plus 3 on Star Plus comes to its end and that will be sometime around September this year.