Karunesh Talwar is a twenty-seven-year-old stand-up comedian from Mumbai, India. He’s one of India’s most experienced and widely viewed comedians, having started out in 2011. Karunesh first started uploading stand up on YouTube in 2016, where his seven videos have gained a combined 26.2 million views and also given him almost 400,000 subscribers. In 2018, he was invited to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia where he did more than 20 consecutive shows and also featured on Australian television, on ABC TV’s show Comedy Up Late.
Later that year, Karunesh Talwar was invited to the prestigious, world famous "Soho Theatre" in London where he did a week-long run with fellow Indian comic Sumit Anand, which played to largely full houses and was well reviewed. His videos on YouTube are from his first stand up special, "Paka Mat Na Mote". Karunesh Talwar's second special, "Pata Nahi Par Bolna Hai" will be released on an Internet streaming platform soon. He’s currently working on his third special. He’s also been a comedy writer for the last eight years, having written for many brands like Hotstar, HDFC, Red Bull, etc and also written Bollywood and television award shows such as IIFA, Filmfare, etc. Karunesh was a writer and performer at All India Bakchod and wrote some of their most popular sketches, including "Every Bollywood Party Song with Irrfan Khan". He also wrote and featured on Season 1 of their Hotstar show On Air With AIB. Right at the beginning of his career he also wrote and performed for Weirdass Comedy, Vir Das’s comedy collective.