India gets its own ‘Saturday Night Live’, but on Sundays

MUMBAI: Riding on the success of last year’s April Fool’s spoof-show, Comedy Central has decided to bring back the three popular stand-up comedians, Suresh Menon, Anu Menon and Jose Covaco, who have teamed up to make Fools Month. Produced entirely in English, Fool’s Month is topical and looks at the current social-political situation in a lighter vein.

“This is just one initiative of the many we will be undertaking this year to strengthen our local content offering, bringing to viewers not only the best of international but also local comedy,” reveals Viacom18 Media, senior VP & GM - English entertainment, Ferzad Palia.

This four-part television event series will be airing on Sunday nights at 9:00 pm and first aired on 6 April.

All four episodes have been canned, with special vignettes like Joke Pal Bill Me, The Weather Report, TechNo and The RRS that the viewers can look forward to, have also been shot.

According to Palia, these vignettes will be aired on Comedy Central across the week on the channel throughout the following week. “The show can be enjoyed by all age groups interested in looking at the lighter side of political affairs. I am confident that both fresh and loyal viewers will tune in and enjoy a healthy laugh!” says Palia about the TG for the show.

Rather reminiscent of the long-running American late-night live television sketch comedy, Saturday Night Live (also airs on Comedy Central); Fool’s Month is spearheaded by three of India’s popular comedians, Jose Covaco, Suresh Menon and Anu Menon.

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