EP 19: Tanmay Bhat's Best Interview Ever


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In this episode, Aarthi and Sriram talked to Tanmay Bhat, arguably India’s most famous comedian, YouTuber, scriptwriter, actor, performer, producer and startup investor. We talked about Tanmay’s early start with Youtube (a decade ago!), getting into live streaming, what a ‘plandid’ is, breaking down the construction of a joke, how comedy varies for different cultures and audiences, getting marriage proposals (!), dealing with haters, what makes Dave Chapelle, Andrew Shulz and other comedians successful, and finally Tanmay’s foray into health and wellness, and getting into crypto investing and building with Superteam.

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Timestamps

00:00:00 – Trailer

00:00:22 – Intro

00:01:20 – Who is Tanmay Bhat

00:02:30 – Starting out on Youtube

00:05:27 – Standup comedy

00:08:20 – India and Indian culture and the ‘west’

00:12:50 – Is a joke different in different cultures

00:14:20 – Does comedy differ in each platform

00:18:00 – Getting into streaming

00:22:00 – Making casual, comforting content

00:24:30 – Which comedians are good at streaming

00:26:45 – Andrew Schulz

00:30:45 – Is a Netflix special prestigious?

00:33:30 – Koffee with Karan and creator success

00:38:00 – Aarthi and Sriram’s show

00:41:05 – Dealing with haters

00:44:45 – What will haters say about this episode

00:46:30 – Advice to young people in India

00:53:15 – Tanmay’s ability to reinvent himself

00:56:30 – Dealing with cancelation

00:58:15 – Getting into health and wellness

01:00:40 – Getting into crypto

01:04:00 – India and crypto

01:05:20 – Superteam DAO

01:07:40 – Discovering Sourav Joshi (@souravjoshivlogs7028)

01:11:45 – Tanmay’s secret to happiness

01:16:30 – Dealing with imposter syndrome

01:26:00 – Creator collab wishlist

01:28:30 – How to tell a joke

01:30:00 – The end