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The Q announces influencer-led comedy show ‘Hasi Ka Hahakaar’

The scripted reality comedy series will premiere on 22 January.

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Mumbai: Hindi GEC The Q has announced its first original for the year "Hasi Ka Hahakaar" with Gaurav Gera as the host. Premiering on 22 January, the scripted reality comedy series will feature popular comedy influencers and artists as guests. The show will air every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m and 10 p.m.

"Hasi Ka Hahakaar" will give viewers and Gaurav Gera fans an opportunity to see him in a different avatar in each episode along with his Man-Friday and co-actor Sandesh Nayak playing the character of Khurram Bhopali. The show will give popular comedy entertainers and influencers from the digital world an opportunity to be on television alongside Gera, bolstering the overall comedy quotient, said the channel in a statement.

Each episode will have a special segment with comedians Kettan Singh, Ankita Srivastav, Ishtiyak Khan and Mubeen Saudagar joining the host. Their engagement with emerging comedy influencers on-air will further the brand’s proposition of providing a platform for digital talent on national television, it added.

Speaking on the launch of the new show, The Q programming head Tanya Shukla said, "Given the external environment and the volatile times we are living in, the comedy genre has naturally cemented its position in the minds of viewers. Hasi Ka Hahakaar is India’s first large-scale influencer-led comedy show on television. It is conceptualised upon The Q’s ‘Zara Hatke’ proposition. The fresh and innovative concept brings together talented individuals with great comedy timing.”

“Viewers will get to witness Gaurav Gera in some of his most popular digital avatars including Chutki, Shopkeeper, and Biddu Uncle among others. We are sure that show will strike a chord with viewers making them return for more. We look forward to creating, curating and investing to bring more such content that connects and resonates with our loyal viewer base while attracting new viewers to The Q,” she added. 

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