Comicstaan has emerged as the most-watched Amazon Prime Original series within its first week of launch in India. The non-scripted comedy show features seven top stand-up comedians who come together to judge and mentor aspiring comedians and comediennes, to find India’s next big comic sensation. The jury consists of Tanmay Bhat, Kaneez Surka, Kenny Sebastian, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill, Sapan Verma and Naveen Richard. The show is anchored by Abish Mathew and Sumukhi Suresh.
Comicstaan was launched in the run-up to Prime Day, a 36-hour celebration that took place to thank Amazon Prime members for their support. More than 35 per cent of new members living in tier 2-3 towns joined the programme in the one week before Prime Day than any week since the launch of the platform in India. Prior to this, Inside Edge was the most watched show on the OTT platform.