The Delhi-based comic on her solo show and how she falls a little short of being sanskari.
One of the few women standup comics in India, Neeti Palta is known for offering a�?the female perspectivea�� on societal observations. Speaking about her journey, the former advertising professional states that she knew she could write, a�?When I was six and used to write nasty limericks to bug my elder brother. Leta��s just say I have a talent for earning my bruises.a�? Her solo show, Almost Sanskari, debuts in the cityA�tomorrowA�as part of Evam Standup Tamasha. The 38-year-old comic says that,a�?This show is for those who are a little bit nice. But also definitely a little bit naughty.a�?
All in good fun
The Delhi-based comic, who has been doing stand up for almost six years now, feels that one of the major challenges facing female comics today is, a�?Male comedians cross dressing as women and taking away our rozi roti.a�? Recalling how she became drawn to her craft, Palta relates a story of how she had gone to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood (Whoa��s Line Is It Anyway? fame) perform in Delhi where she was one of the volunteers who provided sound effects on the mike. a�?I decided to have fun and started randomly yelping like a dog and making crazy sound effects,a�? she says. After getting a great audience reaction and a compliment from Mochrie who admitted that they never usually picked female volunteers for this round as they tend to be a�?reticenta��, Palta had found her calling. a�?That was it. I decided to take it up as a challenge as a�?reticenta�� isna��t an adjective people would ever use to describe me.a�? Speaking about her act, PaltaA�a��who is currently working on her next soloa��says that the show will touch upon everything, a�?From my upbringing to my parents, sibling rivalry to Indian men in general, complicated issues that Indian women have to deal witha��ita��s all the stuff that makes me fall just a little short of being sanskari.a�? Palta is headed to Bengaluru next.
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