NCPA's Cheer Festival
NCPA’s Cheer Festival

National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai presents the 4th edition NCPA’s Cheer! – the coolest, funnest and overall best-est (I know that’s not a word) annual comedy theatre festival! The three day comic fiesta will premiere six unique acts and three plays. The festival will also host a workshop for children conducted by accomplished comedian, Anuvab Pal.

Check out the fun stuff you can witness at Cheer!

The festival begins with Versus, an act presenting a face-off between a writer and performer, presented by Rohan Desai and Adhiraj Singh as they weave in and out of each other’s monologues.

Funny Women a comedy act led by India’s funniest women, Radhika Vaz, Anu Menon & Sonali Thakker will entertain and engage the audiences.

Because, who run the world ?


The Indian Comedy Debate is a new format debate show, which will discuss hard hitting issues and delicate concerns, like – Who stole Bugs Bunny’s carrots? Or – People, Idiots or Nice?! Featuring – Anuvab Pal, Rajneesh Kapoor, Varun Grover, Anu Menon, Radhika Vaz, Adhiraj Singh.

Homegrown Comedy Supershow, a tribute show featuring every genre of comedy in India; Stand up, Improv, Sketches/Videos, Comedy Music and Comic. This will feature Sorabh Pant, Anuvab Pal, Varun Thakur, Rajneesh Kapoor, Atul Khatri, Varun Grover, Schitz En Giggles and Silly Point Productions. It’s like a buffet – you get everything to make you laugh! #SorryNotSorry

The Wizard Wars: The Magician vs The Magician is a magical comedy presenting a grand magician facing off against a mind numbing mentalist. Yep, it’s as epic as it sounds! Avada Kedavra, bitches.

Then there’s Sorabh Pant’s improvised stand-up set, based on the things suggested by the audience in his popular show, Travelling Pants 2.0, returning with brand new content.

Cheer also showcases three new plays; Charandas Thief! a modern representation of Habib Tanvir‘s classic, based on the translation by Anjum Katyal.

Charge, is based on an absurd yet hilarious future where the sky has fallen. The story typically revolves around a couple living in a world reliant on technology.

Black with Equal, revived after a decade, is a black comedy in four scenes, which takes an unsentimental look at contemporary society and delivers a scathing comment on the human condition.

Sounds amazing doesn’t it? Get your tickets right away! Follow NCPA on Facebook and Twitter for more details regarding this unmissable festival. Remember, it’s from 5-7th June (i.e – this weekend).