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Standup Comedy Clubs in Bangladesh

Rezanul Haque

1020873030

Eng 105, Sec- 10

Prepared for:

Maleka Sarwar (MKS)

Submission Date

27/4/2013
Acknowledgements

While preparing the research paper a lot of people helped me on various occasions.

Among these people are the Class mates, Course instructor, Teaching assistant and the people

who responded during my survey. In this regard, I would like to give my special thanks to my

Abdus Selim, who is a respected faculty member of English department of NSU and my course

instructor Maleka Sarwar. She was always by my side whenever I faced any problem. I also want

to take the chance to thank Mr Naveed Mahbub who gave me time to take his interview. At every

moment I remember all the people who really encouraged me in every stage of my field work

(survey) with their support. The encouragement and suggestions, what I got from them, really

helped me a lot to make this report to be successful. Without their guidance and friendly co-

operation, this job would not be possible. Special thanks, to my parents for always supporting

me. Last but not the least, my gratitude along with thanks goes to The Almighty Allah for

keeping everything on the right track.

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Abstract
This research paper discusses about standup comedy clubs in Bangladesh .Humor is everywhere.

Without humor life would have been dull. It is said that laughter is the best medicine. When our

mind is free of burden our productivity rate of work increases. Laughter, comedy, humor help us

there. Humor emerges as an important coping mechanism; it increases immunity and reduces

pain and stress. In this case comedy club can be a fine source for entertainment. Other countries

have comedy clubs where people go and enjoy their time by the performance of the standup

comedians. A standup comedian is a comedian who performs comedy in front of live audiences.

So I wanted to find out whether comedy clubs can be part of the entertainment sector in our

country and peoples attitude towards it. I conducted the survey on different aged upper middle

class and upper class people. I asked responders different kind of questions. Recently in Dhaka a

comedy club has been launched for the first time. This is a new culture for our country. We as a

nation always love good entertainment. It helps up to make our complicated life easier. Thats

why I was very eager to work with this topic. Before starting this I was hoping to get positive

result about the comedy club in Bangladesh and I found out that people are showing positive

attitude towards it. People know that other countries have standup comedy clubs and majority of

the responders think that we should have comedy clubs like other countries.

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Table of Contents
Introduction..

Background..

Research questions.

Hypothesis..

Methodology..

Data presentation and Analysis.

Summary of Research Findings

Recommendations

Conclusion.

References.

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Introduction
people of Bangladesh always welcome new things. They lead a very busy life. So

when they find something new they get excited. In our country there are very few things that

entertain our people. We as a nation are very fun loving. People of Bangladesh always shows

positive attitude towards new things. We should have standup comedy clubs like other countries

for the entertainment of our people. People watch many shows on televisions but standup

comedy is performed live in front of the people. Comedy club is a venue where people watch or

listen to performance of the comedians. Stand-up comedy is a comedic art form in which a

comedian performs in front of a live audience, speaking directly to them. The performer is

commonly known as a comic, stand-up comic, stand-up comedian or simply a stand-up. Their

performances are sometimes filmed for later release via DVD, the internet, and television (Stand-

up comedy, 2011). In stand-up comedy the comedian usually tells funny stories and short jokes.

Some standup comedians use music or magic to improve their acts. Stand up comedies are

usually performed in comedy clubs, bars, colleges and theaters. Comedy club is mainly a western

culture. Standup is an art form that is openly devoted to getting immediate laughs from an

audience above all else, unlike theatrical comedy which creates comedy within the structure of a

play with amusing characters and situations. In stand-up comedy, feedback of the audience is

instant and crucial for the comedian's act (Stand-up comedy 2011). In standup comedy clubs

Audiences expect a stand-up comedian to provide a firm stream of laughs, and a comedian is

always under great pressure to deliver from audiences.

Comedy clubs are mainly western culture. Perhaps nothing in the '1970s gave rise to stand-up

comedy more than the birth of the comedy club. On both coasts, new clubs were opening that

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allowed comics to get in front of audiences every night of the week (Bromley, n.d.). Both

America and United Kingdom has history of standup comedy clubs. The United Kingdom has

a long heritage of stand-up comedy, which began in the music halls of the 18th and 19th

centuries and in America standup comedy clubs started in 19th century (Stand-up comedy, 2011).

London city is the biggest and the best for standup comedy clubs. Countries even like India have

comedy clubs in their different cities. . In Standup comedy clubs the comedy show is for 40-45

minutes because of this people dont get bored by watching long shows. We know that

humor is everywhere. In Bangladesh people have great sense of humor. Standup comedy club is

a place where people can go alone or with their family to enjoy live standup comedy. Bangladesh

has very few places where people can go and enjoy with their family members. So if we have

comedy clubs like other countries I think people will take comedy clubs as place where they can

go and enjoy. Recently in Dhaka a comedy club has been launched for the first time. This is a

new culture for our country. So people are slowly getting interested in comedy clubs. Still

Bangladeshi people have little knowledge about comedy clubs. Comedy club is a safe and

peaceful place where people can go and enjoy comedy shows. People of Bangladesh love this

kind of place because in Bangladesh there are very few safe and peaceful places for

entertainment. . My research will indicate the attitude of Bangladeshi people towards comedy

and the future prospect of comedy clubs in Bangladesh. If the research result is positive, we can

assume that comedy clubs would be a new place for entertainment in Bangladesh.

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Background

Comedy routines and the stage have been with us ever since the days of vaudeville. Often used

as the opening or warm-up act for the headlining music troupe or dance act, comedy acts would

take their stand-up routines across the country. Sometimes the act would be a single comedian

who would rely on sight gags and quick repartee to get the audience primed and ready for the

headliners. At other times, two or more comedians would work together, usually with one person

playing the serious role and the other being the wacky part of the team. The format caught on,

and soon stand-up comedy teams were as famous as all the other vaudeville acts. After

vaudeville died the mixture of comedy and clubs continued to be a popular attraction. In fact,

many of the most famous comedy duos of the 20th century built up their fan base by touring the

comedy club circuit (Tatum, 2003).

During the 1960s and 1970s, a new facet of the comedy club began to emerge, as more and

more clubs held amateur nights. The chance to try out routines in front of a live audience was a

boon for those who hoped to make it in the field of stand-up comedy. The audience, in turn, had

the chance to discover new talent ahead of anyone else. The chance to hone their craft in a

comedy club made it possible for some of the most highly regarded comedians of the late 20th

century to eventually come to national prominence (Tatum, 2003).

When it comes to layout, the comedy club will vary in the ambiance that it projects. Some clubs

today are like auditoriums, with stadium seating and a full sized stage. You will see bright lights

and visual effects all through the shows. Others are smaller and more intimate, with tables and

chairs for the customers and a small stage area for the performer. Most offer drinks of some kind,

and in some clubs you can get a full meal to enjoy during the show.

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The comedy club is alive and well today. Some comedy clubs still host amateur nights, as

well as provide entertainment by the current ruling class of comedic geniuses that most of us

know by name. Cable TV and the Internet have made it possible for a number of high profile

comedy club outlets to also be seen by a much wider audience, making some of them into

Meccas for the star-struck. However, the nice thing is that you dont necessarily have to rely on

your computer and television to take you into a comedy club. Chances are you live within

driving distance of a local comedy club (Tatum, 2003).

How to do comedy is very important because without it audiences will not response

positively. In a stand-up comedy club people also have to respect the comedian.

On standup comedy it is profitable to compare it to public speaking in general. The aim of a

comedian as well as a public speaker is to keep the attention of the audience and create positive

audience response. Studies have shown that one is not just born to be a good speaker but that one

can improve ones performance by studying what actually happens in a performance by a good

speaker. Good public speaker does not only speak but they manipulate the audience in order to

get good response (Atkinson, 1984, p.12).

Standup comedy is not just only talking, it is trying to make people laugh. If the comedian

is successful in making people laugh, he will get a good response for his club.

stand-up is not so much public speech as it is talk. Though it may be heavily one sided, it is

nevertheless a dialogic form that allows for reaction, participation, and engagement on the part

of those to whom the stand-up comedian is speaking(Brodie ,2009, p.4). The genre

fundamentally requires an audience; all broadcasts and recordings of stand-up comedy, without

exception, are made in front of a live audience (Brodie , 2009). The tone of stand-up talk too is

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generally as direct as that of any face to face talk, with comics speaking in the first person to an

audience they address in the second person. Such choices are motivated and utterly appropriate;

as Karin Barber describes the effect, Discourse in the first and second persons [] tends to

evoke a response from the hearer, sucking the discourse into the here-and-now (Barber,2003,

p.326).

Comedian uses many things to earn the support of the audience, so that their clubs becomes

popular and successful.

Communicative context that comic share their disgrace, embarrassment and failures, as well

as their attempts at cleverness. To such discussion they add all they talk through use of several of

the other social codes that speak through behaviordress, attitude, sign, spatial organization

which they regularly mix up in playfully unpredictable ways that add to that sense of informality

born of code inconsistency (Irvine, 1979, p. 777).

Hays (2001) model of Humor Support highlights the importance of the receiver of a joke

recognizing, understanding and appreciating a joke in order for it to be successful. Further, Jerry

Palmer (1994) argues that comic meaning is dependent on a number of interrelated factors: the

settings and contexts in which a joke is told, the competence of its delivery, the identity of the

teller, and the audience of the joke.

Relationship between audience and the comedian is very important, this makes a comedy

club successful.

This important relationship between the stand-up comedian and the audience is carefully

negotiated before the comedian appears on stage via a judiciously organized introduction given

by the compeer (Rutter, 2000).

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Stand-up comedy is very much connected to audience. The success of standup comedy

clubs depends on the comedian performance and how the comedian can connect with audience.

The comedian always has to keep the attention of the audiences. Culture is very important. Half

of the success of the standup comedy club depends on culture .The comedian has to make jokes

according to the culture of the country, so that people can accept the jokes and enjoy the comedy

show. Relationship with the audience is very important. If the comedian is able make good

relationship with the audience, comedian comedy club will be a success.

We have a standup comedy club in Banani which was recently opened. The owner and comedian

of the comedy club is Naveed Mahbub. Naveeds comedy club is the first standup comedy club

in Bangladesh. The club was open on March 5, 2010 at Banani, Dhaka. All aged people are

allowed. The comedy club is getting positive response from the people.

Research Questions
My research will address the following research questions:

1. What is standup comedy?

2. Can stand up comedy make our complicated life easier?

3. What are the difference between comedy shows on TV and standup comedy?

4. Can comedy club be a part of our society in Bangladesh?

5. Which countries are famous for standup comedy?

6. Do we have any comedy clubs in Bangladesh?

7. What type of attitude will people show toward comedy clubs?

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Hypothesis
Peoples of our country love to have fun. They always appreciate good things. Standup

up comedy clubs will be perfect for our country. Standup comedy is a style in which a person or

a group tries to entertain the people. I think standup comedy will make our complicated life

easier because standup comedy is very funny and entertaining. Standup comedy clubs are one of

the best places for having fun with your friends or family. People also watch comedy shows on

TV but there are differences between standup comedy and comedy shows on TV. When we are

watching a comedy show on TV you cant experience the live acts and cant feel the

performances of the comedians. In Standup comedy people are watching the act live so they can

enjoy more. Britain and America are very famous for standup comedy. They have many comedy

clubs.

We also have a comedy club in Banani, Dhaka, which is doing very well. I think comedy clubs

can be a part of our society because it is a wonderful place for entertainment. I assume people

will show positive attitude towards standup comedy clubs. So we should have comedy clubs like

other counties.

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Methodology
In this research I used two types of data, primary and secondary. Upper middle class

and upper class people were my target group.

Primary data:

As an essential part of my research paper, primary data got the most importance in my

research. I have followed only two methods interviewing as well as survey, to collect primary

data. I have taken interview from two categories--- a comedian and a faculty member of North

South University who knows a lot about standup comedy. They have helped me a lot by

providing information according to their thoughts and knowledge. I also did a survey to know

what people think about standup comedy. The responders were different aged upper middle class

and upper class people.

Secondary data:

To collect my secondary data, I used standup comedy related books, e-books, journal

articles, internet article, newspaper articles etc. . I also browsed the internet for information. For

example: Google, yahoo and Wikipedia.

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Data Presentation and Analysis

The data was gathered through survey and analysis is done according to results found form

the questions. There were total of 10 questions and the survey was conducted among 30 people.

Here the results and analysis are given below according to these questions, along with some

charts & graphs with the most important questions-

Question 1: How is humor related to physical and mental health?

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How is humor related to physical and mental health ?

3% Increases immunity and


33% reduces pain
Reduces stress
63% Does not help at all

The purpose of this question was to find out what people think about humor and do they

think humor is related to physical and mental health. From the survey I found that 33% of the

respondents think that humor increases immunity and helps to reduce pain. On the other hand

64% of the respondents think that it reduces pain. Rest 3% thinks that it doesnt help at all. So it

is clear that humor is related to physical and mental health. People would love to be in touch of

humor while they are in stress or pain. It indicates that comedy club could be a great place for

people where they can enjoy comedy to reduce their pain or stress. Humor is increasing

immunity and reducing pain so we can see that people are taking humor as positively. Some

respondents think that when they are in stress humor helps them to reduce their stress. Some

respondents think that humor does not help at all because humor is not reducing their pain or

stress. Here we can see that people are using humor in a positive way. Very few respondents are

not taking humor seriously.

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Question 2: Do you watch comedy programs on television?

Do you watch comedy programs on TV ?

No I am not interested
3.33%

Do you watch comedy


programs on TV ?
Yes, sometimes if I am free 66.70%

Yes, always 30.00%

0% 20% 40% 60% 80%

Now a days comedy programs on television channels are very popular. It is a very

good source of entertainment. The purpose of this question was to find whether people watch

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comedy programs on television or not. So we asked people whether they watch these kinds of

program or not and found that 30% of them always watch comedy program and 66.7% watch

comedy programs but not on a regular basis. Only 3.33% respondents said that they dont watch

comedy programs on television because they are not interested in comedy programs. So we

found out that majority of the respondents watch comedy programs only if they are free.

Watching comedy programs on television are very much related to time because majority of the

respondents are not watching programs if they are not free. Here we can see that 30% of our

responders always watch comedy programs on televisions. So we can say that this 30 % people

are very much fond of comedy programs. 3.33% people are not interested in comedy programs.

They dont watch comedy programs on televisions at all. So I think if we have comedy clubs in

Bangladesh, it will not be a bad idea and people will show positive attitude towards it.

Question 3: Do you feel in order to laugh or have some comedy in our daily life it is necessary to

go to the comedy club?

The purpose of this question was to find out people thinking about comedy clubs and do

they think it necessary to go to comedy club to in order to laugh or have some comedy in our

daily life. From the survey I found out that 36.7% of the respondents think that it is necessary to

go to the comedy clubs in order to laugh or have some comedy in our daily life because it is a

good source of entertainment. Majority of respondents 63.3% think s that it is not necessary to go

to a comedy club to laugh or have comedy in our daily life because we have other sources of

entertainment. This is actually true since we dont have comedy clubs like other countries still

we cant say that we dont have humor in our life. Even without comedy clubs people of our

country have comedy in their life. 36.7% people feel that comedy club will help us to laugh or

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have comedy in our daily life. I interview Professor Abdus Selim who is a faculty member in

North South University and according to him he thinks it is not necessary but one can go there

for experiencing something new and have fun. According to Comedian Naveed Mahbub if

people really want to laugh or have fun, they should visit comedy clubs. I think they are right in

their own way because comedy club is a new culture in our country and its a new source of

entertainment. It will entertain people in a new way.

Question 4: According to you, Bangladeshi people have_

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According to you Bangladeshi people have_
45%
40%
40.00%
35% 36.70%
30%
25%
20% 23.30%
15%
10%
5%
0%

The purpose of this question was to find out what the respondents think about their own

countries peoples sense of humor . 40% of the respondents think that Bangladeshi people have

great sense of humor. 36.7% of the respondents think that Bangladeshi people have moderate

sense of humor. 23.3% of the respondents think that Bangladeshi have low level of sense of

humor. It is true that in Bangladesh sense of humor varies from person to person. This is the

main reason why 36.7% people went for option B (Moderate sense of humor). This 40%

indicates that a lot of people of Bangladesh have a positive attitude towards comedy. So it is

assumable that quite lot of people will show a positive attitude towards standup comedy clubs.

They will go standup comedy clubs to have fun.

Question 5: Do you know other countries even India have comedy clubs in their different cities?

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Do you know other countries even India have comedy clubs in their different cities?

13%
Yes
13% No
Never heard about
73% comedy clubd

The purpose of this question was to find out about peoples knowledge about comedy

clubs and if they know that there are comedy clubs in different countries even in India. Majority

of the respondents 74% knows that other countries even India have comedy clubs in their

different cities. 13% of respondents do not know that other countries have comedy clubs in their

different cities even India. Surprising that 13% of the respondents never heard about comedy

clubs. They didnt have any idea about comedy clubs. They are among those respondents who do

not watch comedy programs on television. 13% of the respondents heard about comedy clubs but

they dont know which specific countries have comedy clubs. But most of the respondents are

aware about other countries comedy club which is good indication for Bangladeshi comedy

clubs. These 74% of the respondents are those who either have knowledge about comedy clubs

or those who watch comedy shows on television. So I think if we have comedy clubs like other

countries Bangladeshi people will show positive attitude towards it.

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Question 6: Do you think Bangladesh should have comedy clubs like other countries?

Do you think Bangladesh should have comedy clubs like other countries ?
Do you think Bangladesh should have comedy clubs like other countries ?

No, it is not important 23.30%

Yes, it is a place of entertaiment 76.70%

0.00% 20.00% 40.00% 60.00% 80.00% 100.00%

The purpose of this question was to find out what people think about having standup

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comedy clubs in Bangladesh like other countries. 76.7% of the respondents think that

Bangladesh should also have comedy clubs like other countries because it is a place of

entertainment. These are those who watch comedy programs on television regularly. Only 23.3%

of the respondents think that it is not important to have comedy clubs like other countries. These

are those people who think we dont need comedy clubs because we have other sources of

entertainment. So, we can say that our respondents have a positive attitude towards both comedy

and comedy clubs. As 77% of the respondents think that comedy clubs are place of entertainment

so I think we should have comedy clubs like other countries. From the survey we previously

found out that people are watching comedy programs on televisions and among them some are

very fond of comedy programs so if we have comedy clubs like other countries I think people

will go to comedy clubs to enjoy standup comedy. Responders are very positive about having

comedy clubs like other countries.

Question 7: A great place for entertainment could be (Rank from 1st-4th) _

This was a rank order question. The purpose of this question was to find out the ranking of

comedy clubs. Comedy class was compared with other entertainment sources, music concert,

music caf, movie and theater and others. 26.7% respondents chose comedy club as their 1st

choice, 36.7% chose comedy club as their 2nd choice, 13.33% chose as their t3rd choice and 20%

as their 4th choice. 23.3% of the respondents chose music concert as their 1st choice and 16.7% as

their 2nd. 30% of the respondents chose movie and theater as their 1st choice and 33.3% as their

2nd choice. 16.7% of the respondents chose music caf as their 1st choice and 30% as their 2nd

choice. Lastly only 3.3% of the respondents chose others as their 1st choice. 86.7% of them didnt

rank others among first four. We can see here that most people prefer movie and theater as their

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1st choice and comedy club as their 2nd choice. So we can say comedy club has a bright future in

Bangladesh as most of the people picked it as their 2nd choice for a great place of entertainment.

So there is great chance that people would consider comedy club as their 1st choice if there are

big comedy clubs in Bangladesh.

Question 8: Do you know there is a comedy club at Baridhara in Dhaka?

Recently a comedy club has opened at Baridhara, Dhaka. The club is run by Naveed

Mahbub who is the owner of the club and also a standup comedian. So we asked people whether

they knew about this or not. We found that 60% of the respondents did not know about it. This

was obvious since there was no massive publicity about the club except in Facebook. Other 40%

people heard about the club may be from the Facebook or from their friends. So we needed to

make people aware about the comedy club to get the highest response. If more comedy clubs are

launch in Bangladesh people will know more about standup comedy clubs. But we can see a

positive side here, 40% of the respondents know about comedy clubs despite there are very few

standup comedy clubs in our country. So I think standup comedy has a bright future in

Bangladesh.

Question 9: Now that you know about the club would you like to go there?

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Now that you know about the club would you like to go there ?
70.00%

60.00% 63%

50.00%

40.00%

30.00%
27%
20.00%

10.00%
10%
0.00%
Yes, would love to No May be, if I am free

The purpose of this question was to find out if people are interested to go to standup

comedy clubs now that they know what standup comedy club is. We can see here 26.7% of the

respondents would love to go to standup comedy club. These are those people who watch

comedy programs regularly, ranked comedy club as their 1st choice and want standup comedy

clubs in Bangladesh. 10% of the respondents dont want to go to comedy clubs. These are those

people who never heard about comedy clubs and those who think Bangladesh should not have

comedy clubs like other countries because it is not important. Majority of the responders 63.7%

would go to comedy clubs if they are free. So we can see here that most of them want to go there

if they have time. I know why they chose option C (may be, if I am free), because Bangladeshi is

developing country. People of Bangladesh are hard working and they are always busy with their

work. So people want to go to standup comedy clubs when they are free. We can take it as a

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positive sign towards comedy clubs prospect in Bangladesh. More people will want to go to

comedy clubs when they will hear more about comedy clubs from their friends or from other

medium like newspaper, magazines or radio.

Question 10: How can a comedy club contribute to our entertainment?

This is an open ended question. The purpose behind asking this question was to find out

opinion about how a comedy club can contribute to our entertainment. Some said comedy club

help them to refresh their mind, reduce their pain and stress. After a long day of hard working if

there could be a place where people can go and laugh without any inhibition then definitely

people would want to go there. Some said comedy club will help to build a nation with a great

sense of humor where some other said comedy club may help heart disease long-suffering. Some

of the respondents said comedy clubs will add something new to our entertainment sources. Then

again comedians also use satire in their performance. It also helps to create awareness what

wrongs are happening around us. According to Professor Abdus Selim (one of the person I

interviewed) Bangladesh have fewer sources for entertainment. He thinks that comedy clubs can

bring some difference in entertainment source. According to Mr. Naveed Mahbub who is a

standup comedian, comedy clubs entertain us differently comparing to other entertainment

sources. So we can say most of the respondents think comedy club will contribute to our society

in a positive way.

Summary of Research Findings


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After analyzing these questions it is found that as a nation we like to have fun and want

entertainment in our daily life. We have good sense of humor. Comedy club is a great place for

pulling up the sense of humor. Majority of my respondents think that we should have comedy

clubs like other countries. Most respondents chose comedy clubs as their 2nd for a great place for

entertainment. Majority of the respondents know that other countries even India have comedy

clubs. On the other side majority of them didnt knew that we have a comedy club in Dhaka, this

is because of less publicity and advertisement. After knowing about comedy clubs some people

were very interested to go to comedy clubs though most of them would like to go to comedy

clubs, if they are free. This is logical because people of our country pass very busy time.

According to comedian Mr. Naveed Mahbub we should have comedy clubs because it will

give us the chance to enjoy something different. Professor Abdus selim thinks that we should

have comedy clubs. According to him Bangladesh have very few sources for entertainment and

comedy clubs can be part of our society because most part of the jokes are related to social and

political matters. Mr. Naveed Mahbub thinks people will show positive attitude towards it

because he is getting positive response for his standup comedy club.

After analyzing the data we can see that most of my assumptions are correct. People are

showing positive attitude towards standup comedy clubs. They want comedy clubs like other

countries. They think it will be a great place for entertainment. Mr Naveed mahbub and Professor

Abdus Selim also think that we should have comedy clubs. According to them it will make our

complicated life easier because it is a great place for entertainment. So I think from this analysis

I got positive results about standup comedy clubs.

Recommendations

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In Bangladesh few people are aware of comedy club and its activities. To make people

aware about comedy club, we need to follow some promotional strategy. Once people become

aware about comedy club, they will be interested in comedy clubs comedy shows. As many \

people are getting interested about comedy club in Bangladesh, we should try to use this interest

to make profit by establishing more big comedy clubs and making huge promotion of the

comedy shows so that people can consider standup comedy shows as their 1st choice for

entertainment.

Conclusion
Life is spicy with humor. We cant separate ourselves from humor. A true standup

comedian always finds something funny. It is their ability to make things funny. It is said that as

long as life is interesting or frustrating, a comedian will never run out of funny material. But that

is not true for all. We want to laugh but making people laugh is very difficult. Thats why there

are thousands of comedy club around the world. They have become source of unlimited fun and

laughter for mass people. Comedians are coming up with new material to entertain the audience.

Luckily we have already a comedy club in our country. Though this is a new culture in our

country but it is getting popular day by day. Humor has a universal language. So if we can laugh

by the performances of foreign comedians why not laugh in our own comedians with jokes

related to our culture. Thats why I was interested to work on this project and I was hoping to get

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a positive result and through my analysis it has been proved that Bangladeshi people are showing

positive attitude about comedy clubs and they want comedy clubs like other countries.

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