The Comedy Circus Show is an Indian comedy show that aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

Comedy Circus
Created byOptimystix Entertainment
Written by
  • Raj Verma
  • Amberdip Singh
  • Naresh Kathuria
  • Rajiv Nigam
  • Manoj Sabharwaal
  • Raaj Shaandilyaa
  • Haarsh Limbachiyaa
  • Vankush Dinesh Brigedier Arora
  • Khalid Azmi
  • Shobhit Sinha
  • Kousten
  • Rishabh Tiwari
  • Prajwal Gupta
Directed byNikul Desai
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons18
EditorVed Satpathy
Running time90 minutes
Original release
NetworkSony Entertainment Television
Release16 June 2007 (2007-06-16)

Overview edit

Comedy Circus 1: Hindi TV Show where daily soap stars perform stand-up comedy. Paired with the "finest" stand up talent from India and Pakistan. These soap stars perform stand-up comedy along with their comedian partners on stage. Show went live for 13 weeks in a grueling battle for supremacy to decide which pair will be the best stand-up comic.

The show was created by the Optimystix Entertainment, this Mega Laugh Riot with the tag line of 'Jodi Jamegi, Public Hassegi' guarantees hysterics on Sony TV.[1]

Comedy Circus 2: Comedy TV Show that started its second season at Sony TV on 26 April 2008.[2] The popular television actors and professional stand-up comedians were paired to perform on a highly competitive stage. Jodis (Pair or teams of two) were scored by the judges and the live studio audience to determine eliminations.

Kaante Ki Takkar: After Comedy Circus 1 & 2, Kaante Ki Takkar was the new comedy TV show which had the jodis of Comedy Circus 1 led by Archana Puran Singh versus the jodis of Comedy Circus 2, led by Shekhar Suman. The team of Archana Puran Singh were called as The Purans while the team of Shekhar Suman were called as The Sumans.[3]

Shruti Seth was replaced by Purbi Joshi.[4]

Chinchpokli To China: Another popular reality-based comedy TV Show from Sony Entertainment Television. This is the fourth season of Comedy Circus franchise comes with the tagline "Comedy Circus Chinchpokli to China – Jaha se koi bhi hanse bina jayena". It is a comedy based show like all the Comedy Circus seasons with a slight twist in the plot. Comedy Circus featured comedians in pairs to perform skits and impress the judges and get scored by them. Hosted by Purbi Joshi.[5]

Comedy Circus 20-20: Comes with gags, jokes, laughter, hilarious acts, etc. adding the flavor of IPL (Indian Premier League) season. The stand-up performances were based on the happenings in IPL how cricket affects our daily lives and everything related to the game. The show will be hosted by Shruti Seth and the judges are Shekhar Suman and cricketer Ajay Jadeja.[6]

Dekh India Dekh: Sixth season of the popular stand-up comedy series of Comedy Circus. It was aired on SonyTV and premiered on 30 May 2009. Ended on 30 October 2009. Shekar Suman who was seen hosting Dekh India Dekh will now be back as judge partnering Archana Puran Singh. This new format will see a new host in Shweta Gulati.[citation needed]

Teen(3) Ka Tadka: The unique reality-based comedy format with celebrities performing with professional stand-up comedian partners on a highly competitive stage. This time season offers the show with a new twist with not Jodis but Trios. The Tadka will be a unique hurdle that will be put before every Jodi in the form of a third contestant who will be a celebrity. Three is not a crowd but a spicy (tadka). Show was aired on 24 October 2009.[7] Hosted by Mouni Roy, later by Roshni Chopra.

Comedy Circus Ke Superstars premiered on 24 October 2009.[8] The first episode also contained Govinda who introduced new artists and was guest judge.[9]

Comedy Circus – Maha Sangram involved contestants of three previous seasons. Archana represented season 1, Shekhar represented season 2 and Rohit represented season 3. Teams were scored by the opposite team representatives, with the audience watching the show to determine eliminations. The winners of this show were Swapnil Joshi and VIP .[10]

A new season of the show has started on 15 September 2018.[11]

Comedy Circus 2018

This was a comeback for the comedy circus franchise. Aired on 15 September 2018, this season had new talent, new styles of comedy and new ways of scoring. The scoring would depend upon the laughter of the judges, like if they would experience 'mand mand' laughter the team would get 2500 rupees, for every 'HaHakar' laughter team gets 5000 rupees and for every 'phephada phad' laughter they would get 10000 rupees.

Season summary edit

Year Season Host Judges Winners
2007 Comedy Circus Shruti Seth
2008 Comedy Circus 2 Shruti Seth and Shakeel Siddiqui
2008 Kaante Ki Takkar Purbi Joshi replaced Shruti Seth Urvashi & Ali Asgar

Sudesh & Rajiv Thakur

2009 Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli To China Purbi Joshi
2009 Comedy Circus 20 – 20 Shruti Seth
2009 Dekh India Dekh Jennifer Winget replacing Shweta Gulati
2009 Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka Mouni Roy replaced by Roshni Chopra
2010 Comedy Circus Mahasangram [10] Purbi Joshi
2010 Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars
2010 Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
2010–2011 Jubilee Comedy Circus


2011 Comedy Circus Ke Taansen
2011 Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur
2011–2012 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Shruti Seth


2012–2013 Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe
2013–2014 Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali Shruti Seth
  • Season ended before winners were announced.
2018 Comedy Circus 2018

Shruti Seth

Production edit

This show was produced by Vipul D. Shah through his TV shows production company Optimistics. It was filmed in studios of Goregaon, Mumbai.

Comedy Circus Ke SuperStars – 2010 Contestants edit

Comedy Circus Mahasangram – 2010 Contestants edit

Team Purans:

  1. VIP & Swapnil Joshi
  2. Khayali & Karishma Tanna

Team Sumans:

  1. Krushna Abhishek & Sudesh Lehri
  2. Rajiv Nigam & Rajesh Kumar

Team Shettys:

  1. Paresh Ganatra, Bharti Singh & Sharad Kelkar
  2. Rajiv Thakur, Saloni Daini & Rashmi Desai

Comedy Circus 3 (Teen) Ka Tadka – 2009 Contestants edit

Dekh India Dekh – 2009 Contestants edit


Comedy Circus 20-20 – 2009 Contestants edit

Chinchpokli to China – 2009 Contestants edit

Kaante Ki Takkar – 2008 Contestants edit

Team Purans:

  1. Urvashi Dholakia & Shakeel Siddiqui
  2. VIP & Swapnil Joshi
  3. Khayali & Karishma Tanna

Team Sumans:

  1. Krushna Abhishek & Sudesh Lehri
  2. Rajiv Nigam & Rajesh Kumar
  3. Kamya Panjabi & Rajiv Thakur

Comedy Circus 2 – 2008 Contestants edit

Comedy Circus 1 – 2007 Contestants edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Sony innovates 'Comedy Circus'". 26 June 2007. Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Sony to launch second season of Comedy Circus from 26 April". 23 April 2008.
  3. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (4 September 2008). "Kaante Ki Takkar is more aggressive". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ Team, Tellychakkar (19 December 2008). "Shruti Seth V/S Purbi Joshi". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Hindi TV Serials Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli To China". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ TNN (1 April 2009). "IPL gags on Comedy Circus 20-20". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Comedy Circus returns with 'Teen Ka Tadka'". The Times of India. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Teen Ka Tadka on Comedy Circus". Real Bollywood. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Comedy Circus returns with 'Teen Ka Tadka'". The Times of India. 22 October 2009. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Comedy Circus Mahasangram begins". The Times of India. 6 February 2010.
  11. ^ "New season of Comedy Circus promises to be fun, watch teaser". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Bollywood 'mimicry special episode' on Sony TV's Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali". Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  13. ^ "Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali - Episode 28 - Kangana Ranaut, Queen Of The Bollywood Special". Retrieved 4 April 2023 – via
  14. ^ "Now, Johny Lever's brother shows off his funny side". 22 October 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Manini De stands up to fill in for Ketaki Dave in Comedy Circus". 18 July 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

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