Mumbai: Popular stand-up comedian and winner of reality shows, Kapil Sharma, feels that comedy is serious business and it is not easy to make people laugh.
The 32-year-old is best known for his straight-faced but hard-hitting comic acts.
"Its difficult to make people laugh... It is not at all an easy job. We have to come up with innovative yet entertaining ideas, which to some extent is a challenge," Kapil told reporters.
"Comedy has evolved with time. Different elements are added either through costumes, dialogues or body language. Like in the film `Paa` if the role of Amitabh Bachchan wouldn`t have a funny side to it, then it would have become boring," he said.
Now the actor-host is gearing to entertain the audience with a new show `Comedy Nights with Kapil`, which will be aired from tonight.
Apart from Kapil, there will be other comic actors in the show, who will be playing cameos as various unconventional characters throughout the 13-part series.
One of the highlights of the show is Navjot Singh Sidhu, who playing Kapil`s friend and confidante. He will be seen giving Kapil solutions to his problems. Besides, there will also be a fun interactive session with celebrity guests.
"I don`t think this show is like a risk. Rather it is very much entertaining. Also, there will be live audience so we will get the response immediately. We are sure audience will like it," Kapil said.
Three episodes of the show have already been shot. The show will have Dharamendra, Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi, making guest appearances during the first few episodes.
One thing that Kapil will ensure is that there won`t be any double meaning jokes.
"We will ensure we won`t have double meaning jokes. It is a family show," he said.
Kapil is not only performing but also co-producing the show under K9 Productions.