The Grammar wizard and politician Shashi Tharoor made his debut as a stand-up comedian with One Mic Stand on Amazon prime. Thiruvananthapuram MP was seen entertaining a crowd with some political and non-political wisecrack. A video shared by Shashi, which was a glimpse of the show has made Indians Google a word called ‘Recalcitrance’ which he has used in the video.
Shashi and Humor, a better love story
Known for his English vocabulary, Shashi Tharoor needs no introduction. The 63-year-old has tried his hands on standup comedy and the politician looked very successful entertaining the crowd.
Tharoor shared a glimpse of his upcoming comedy stint on Amazon Prime. Called “One Mic Stand”, the series will have five celebrities up against five full-time professional comedians performing in front of an actual audience. The full version of the stand up was released on November 15.
In a 3-minute video, Tharoor narrated about his “embarrassing” childhood days when his father would ask him to speak in English in front of their guests.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 13, 2019
Introducing Indians to a new word, Sahsi said “I had a normal childhood like all of you guys, my parents embarrassed me too when guests came over and said; Shashi, Uncle ko angrezi bolke sunao na (Talk to uncle in English),” he said.
The young Tharoor replied by saying, “Daddy, please. I can’t entertain this! Pardon my recalcitrance.”
‘Recalcitrance’ made a Google trend
The clip earned over 217,000 viewership on Twitter within six hours. After the video went viral, there was a huge Google Trend which certainly showed people searching for the word ‘recalcitrance’.
Recalcitrance-quality of being unwilling to obey rules
The episode has already been published last night and Tharoor appeared to be well prepared with his list of jokes. The MP was all locked and loaded with some self-objecting humor and cheeky digs at the BJP.
Episode 5/5: How did we manage to pull this off? Dr Shashi performed for more than 20 minutes that night. Kamra’s set in this episode is just fantastic. I just hope this inspires other politicians to step up and do cool things. #OneMicStand pic.twitter.com/Pka4R1D6yE
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) November 14, 2019