– Comedy Nights With Kapil’s Facebook page earns 10mn fans in less than a year –

“Thank You Junta”, says Kapil Sharma


– Comedy Nights With Kapil’s Facebook page earns 10mn fans in less than a year –


They say success can’t be measured but in the case of Comedy Nights with Kapil, success sure can be measured and in millions! Last evening, the shows Facebook page crossed a 10 whopping million fans – a first for any Indian television show on the social media platform.


It’s been less than a year and the show’s popularity has shot through the roof. The humorous banter between Kapil Sharma and his wacky family – wife (Sumona Chakravarty), dadi (Ali Asgar), naukar Raju (Chandan Prabhakar), bua (Upasana Singh), neighbour Palak (Kiku Sharda) and friend-cum-spectator Navjot Singh Sidhu have become household names. The show’s format enables revered personalities from different walks of life to come together and add a touch of laughter to viewers’ lives every weekend. Over the months, the show has featured multiple celebrities, adding much excitement and star power while creating an unadulterated entertainment experience. In fact, thanks to the craze of the show, Kapil’s personal Facebook fan page has more than 10 million fans already beating the fan base of stalwarts like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar and now even the show’s fan page is following the suit.


Speaking about the milestone that the show has achieved, producer and show host Kapil Sharma said, “Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who “likes” our page and shares our content with their friends. Comedy Nights is not only the No.1 show in terms of viewership, but now also in terms of fan base. It’s a signal of approval from the viewers on social media all across the globe that we are creating a product which people love to watch not only on TV but also consume it on other digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the mobile app. In successful collaboration with the COLORS team and continued support from our fans, my little hobby of making people laugh has grown into a flourishing content on television, one that I will strive harder to better even further.”


Adding to this, an elated Palak aka Kiku Sharda said, ““Comedy Nights With Kapil is extremely special to me. I would like to thank the viewers, especially the facebook fans for their appreciation for every avatar that I have adopted be it Palak or Laccha or Palak’s Mom.” According to Kapil’s dearest Daadi aka Ali Asgar, “Whoever thought that a perpetually drunk grandmother could become such a rage? I have noticed that more and more fans on Facebook and Twitter have been reaching out to me asking for a ‘Shagun Ki Pappi’ almost like the might be seeking blessings before taking on any crucial activities in their life. Comedy Nights With Kapil has enabled me to experiment with my acting skills and the feedback from audiences has been absolutely fantastic!”


So what’s in store for audiences now that the show has crossed the 10 million mark on Facebook? More fun and laughter, of course! Entertainment has been on a high and the team, extremely pumped by the achievement, is raring to go ahead and raise the bar. If the humor on Comedy Nights With Kapil has made you guffaw so far, be ready to be rolling on the floor laughing…literally!


If you have missed Liking us on Facebook, click on www.facebook.com/ComedyNightsWithKapil NOW and spread the laughter and keep watching

Comedy Nights With Kapil, every Sat & Sun at 10PM only on COLORS.


About ‘COLORS’:

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu – Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Beintehaa, Rangrasiya, Uttaran, Bani – Ishq Da Kalma, Comedy Nights With Kapil, Mission Sapne, Khatron Ke Khiladi, 24, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Bigg Boss amongst others.


About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd: Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B, world’s leading entertainment content company, comprising brands like BET, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures) (www.viacom.com) and the Network18 (www.network18online.com) Group, the group operates news channels – CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat (a Marathi regional news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group).The joint venture includes leading brands across television, film and digital media to build one of India’s leading multimedia entertainment power house. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. includes the vibrant youth brand – MTV (www.mtvindia.com), the fastest growing kids cluster – Nick (www.nickindia.com), Nick Jr, Nick Teen & Sonic, India’s premier International Entertainment channel – Vh1, India’s only English Entertainment Comedy Channel – Comedy Central, India’s only linear film production & distribution banner – Viacom18 Motion Pictures, COLORS (www.colorstv.in) one of India’s leading Hindi General Entertainment channel. This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products business in India and also a brand solutions offering – Integrated Net

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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