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This week, Cyrus is joined by Varun Grover, standup comedian, screenplay writer and poet. Cyrus and Varun talk about Varun just having recovered from COVID-19, what his symptoms were, and the blog he wrote about it. They also talk about Varun's career as a standup comedian, how he started writing scripts and screenplays for Bollywood and other OTT platforms, 2020 being the 'black swan' of years, Varun growing up in UP, being an obese kid, the revengeful 90's of Bollywood, how he got into writing, him doing engineering, joining a theatre group and writing plays in college, writing sketches for The Great Indian Comedy Show, the beloved Bombaiya roadside sandwich and Varun having figured out how to replicate it at home, starting standup and becoming a lyricist at around the same time, going for comedian Vir Das' Hamateur Comedy Nights and winning it the first time he participated, figuring out what you want to do in life, and lots lots more. Do tune in for a truly amazing conversation.
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