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    Comedian Naveen Richard makes his TV debut with a hysterical dare-based show

    here is a little voice inside Bengalurean standup artiste Naveen Richarda��s head, and ita��s not his. It belongs to a lanky Parsi-Punjabi whoa��s asking him to perform embarrassing-yet-hilarious actions in awkward scenarios a�� like approaching strangers at a drug store to sign up for a massage a�� all while making his TV debut! This is all part of a new dare-based show called Challenge Accepted. Richard is competing against four other comics Deep Chhabria, Utsav Chakraborty, Cyril Da��Abs and Dhruv Deshpande in this real-life social experiment, hosted by Cyrus Sahukar, who plays puppet-master by whispering ludicrous instructions into each contestants hidden earpiece.
    Laugh riot
    a�?In one dare, I had to convince aspiring students at an acting studio that I was an acting coach from New York and had to make them act using just their body parts (think ears and knee caps),a�? shares Richard, laughing, a�?I felt really bad for them because I was once in theatre and I knew we had to do weird acting stuff but this was beyond anything anyone could even comprehend. How does one express sadness with just their shin bones?a�?
    So whata��s next for this 25-year-old? a�?Nothing on TV for a while, but a couple of web series that will be out on my YouTube channel a�?Them Boxer Shortsa�� soon,a�? explains the lawyer-turned- standup comedian, adding hea��s excited about performing at the Laugh Okay Please:Fringe Comedy Festival in Chennai on March 13.

    Saturday, 8.30 pm on Comedy Central
    a��Anoop Menon

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