Azeem Banatwalla

The ‘thinking comic’ who fuses his performances with wit rather than stereotypes.


Azeem Banatwalla is one of India's top comics , as rated by CNN-IBN along with being a brilliant comedy writer. He is best known for his intelligent & observational humour in the Indian circuit for the last many years.

He has performed at many live events across India & Asia, & has shared the stage with established international comedians like Dwayne Perkins, Andy Zaltzman, & Ron Josol.

Azeem has three stand-up specials to his name -‘Out of My System’, ‘Cometh the hour’ &‘Problems' ; all Amazon Prime Video exclusives.

Azeem has a strong journalistic background and has contributed to publications such as National Geographic Traveler, The Man, TechTree, The Deccan Chronicle, Scroll, and Indian Video Gamer, amongst others.

He is well known for his sharp-witted and observational comedy.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Azeem has performed all over the world including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is one of the few Indian comedians with worldwide credits and truly universal material that transcends cultural barriers. He has a superb grasp of the English language and has performed throughout India, Asia, the UK, and Australia.

His work as a stand-up and sketch writer garnered over 100 million views on YouTube.

He was the creative head and lead writer of the critically acclaimed news comedy web series ‘EIC Outrage’. He has also written for sketches and branded content, for the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar, amongst others.

He is truly one of India’s best comics and sharpest comedy writers, who stands apart for his observational, provocative and intelligent humour.

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