Christopher Hitchens once claimed that women aren’t as funny as men. If it were true then India would have never witnessed brilliant stand up comedy by Radhika Vaz, Aditi Mittal, Neeti Palta, Anuradha Menon, Mallika Dua, and many more.

Making people laugh is a talent, one that cannot be defined by your gender or the skin of your colour. 


Recently, a leading magazine did a profile of Indian stand up comedy as an anniversary special and spoke to 9 men and 1 woman. While all the men interviewed made it to the cover, the one woman interviewed did not make the cut. 

This is what the cover looked like.


 An accidental blunder? We don’t think so. 

The internet is rightly outraged. Indian comedy scene is bursting with talent, with both men and women making their mark and ticking our funny bone. 

About time we gave female comedians, the respect they rightly deserve. Aditi Mittal took to Twitter to express her displeasure.

The problematic cover was soon trolled on Twitter with many people criticising the magazine for its bias.

Varun Grover who was one of those 9 men interviewed also took to Twitter to express his resentment.

There are many mind-blowing female comedians in India.

Time we took our funny women seriously.