One thing about Pakistan is clear that it has no match in the world when it comes to comedy. Our comedians are experts enough that they can even perform without even proper preparation. Have you ever check out the jokes and how they emerged in their minds? In today we are listing down the great and best ever stand up Pakistani comedians.
Moeen Akhter was a multi-talented and sophisticated actor, performer, stage actor, comedian, and humorist. Rosy was the character that he performed in a TV program, and that character made him a worldwide icon. For his performance, he was given Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz award.
Babu Baral was and still is a Pakistani comedian legend. He was the fine actor of comedy who was best in mimicry and singing the songs in the voice of legendary singers. If you want to know who was Babu Baral, then watch Shartiya Mithay that was one of the most popular stage dramas in stage drama history of Pakistan.
Umer Sharif is the next standup comedian who got popularity for this witty jokes and performance in and across the borders as well. Umer Sharif is popular in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh and performed in both Urdu and Punjabi but mostly in Urdu. He has been awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Amanullah Khan is a living legend and standup comedian. Amanullah Khan is widely regarded as one of the best comedians in Pakistan. Throughout his career, he has been appeared in many stage dramas and now he is performing in TV shows. Mazaaq Raat is the current show where he is giving his performance.
After Umer Sharif, Shakeel Siddiqui is another great Urdu comedian. He is also known as Teeli in Pakistan. Shakeel Siddiqui has gained popularity in India as well with the two comedy programs Comedy Circus and Ustaadon Ka Ustaad. He is influenced by the work of Umer Sharif.
Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and comedian of his era. He was better known for his creative work in the Pakistani cinema of the classic time. He was also called as the King of Humor or Shehenshah-i-Zarafat by his fans. Munawar Zarif appeared in over three hundred movies that made him the famous comedians of South Asia.
Mastana/ Murtaza Hassan
Mastana was another standup comedian and senior famous for his stage work. During his acting career, Mastana appeared in many stage dramas in which his most popular was Yaro Main Luteya Geya and Larri Adda. Mastana got national popularity for his TV role in Uncle Keyon.
Nasir Chinyoti is influenced by the work of Babu Baral, Amanullah Khan, and Anwar Ali. Currently, he is performing multiple roles in Express TV show Khabardaar. Nasir Chinyoti is famous for delivering improvised dialogue during stage plays.
Sohail Ahmed is best known for his role Azizi in Hasb e Haal. He is a leading Pakistani comedians and stage performer. He is best known for his comedy plays and TV dramas based in Lahore. He is the recipient of Pride of Performance Award as well.
Lehri whose original name was Safirullah Siddiqui was one of the leading comedian and actors in Pakistani film industry. He is still known as the most acclaimed comedians of South Asia.
Sakhawat Naz is the next standup comedian. He belongs to Faisalabad that is known for a city with witty jokes. Sakhawat Naz is influenced by the work of Amanullah Khan, Babu Baral, and Sohail Ahmed. Currently, he is the part of Mazaaq Raat team. His brother Sajan Abbas is also a fine comedian and actor who is performing in Sawa Teen program.
Iftikhar Thakur is known for his performance in many languages. So far he performed many stage dramas, TV programs and telefilms in Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki and Pothwari language. Currently, he is the part of Mazaaq Raat team. He is influenced by the work of Sohail Ahmed.