With the changing times, the definition of comedy has vastly changed. From the physical slapstick or the insulting comedies that were a major source of attraction earlier are now fast depleting and making space for new age comedies, content and comedians. The audience of today is well read and well aware of their surroundings and they look for something else in comedy.
Gone are the days when comedians were just supporting characters or would perform in local stage shows or appear as replaceable sidekicks in TV, now the new age comedians are well read, have a grasp over complex topics even better than some of the leading actors and filmmakers and with the medium of internet, they all have managed to build their own brand by producing original content. The line between Bollywood & TV Series or Web series thanks to the internet is rapidly disappearing. These comedians are stars in their own right and here are 16 popular comedians who are challenging the comedy stereotypes in Bollywood: