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'Shashi Thesaurus': Tharoor's Comedy Act Has Indians Wondering This Could Be An Alternate Career For Him

Shashi Tharoor shares a sneak peek of his stint on 'One Mic Stand', a comedy show on Amazon Prime.

Jashodhara Mukherjee | News18.com

Updated:November 15, 2019, 8:03 AM IST
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'Shashi Thesaurus': Tharoor's Comedy Act Has Indians Wondering This Could Be An Alternate Career For Him
Shashi Tharoor shares a sneak peek of his stint on 'One Mic Stand', a comedy show on Amazon Prime.

On Wednesday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor shares a sneak peek of his stint on 'One Mic Stand', a comedy show on Amazon Prime. Yes, you guessed it - Mr. Tharoor will now be doing standup comedy, and trust us when we say this, it is one of the funniest things we've come across recently.

The format of the show is such that five celebrities will be required to go up against five professional comedians, with a live audience, of course. Tharoor has been paired with Kunal Kamra.

In the teaser posted by the man himself, Tharoor can be seen addressing the audience, dressed in his customary white kurta and Nehru coat, looking as dapper as ever. In one of the skits, he speaks about having an average childhood like most others, where desi parents thrived on embarrassing their kids in front of others. Same.

But here's the twist. This is Tharoor we're speaking of, guys. How can his act even be considered complete without a generous helping of esoteric phrases and complicated words. Apparently, while most Indian parents would ask their kids to dance or sing in front of strangers, Tharoor's father would ask him to speak in English. Only fitting, right? And you'll never guess what Tharoor's reply would be. Watch the preview here:

While the preview had most of us in splits, some couldn't help but wonder what "recalcitrance" meant. There you go, Tharoor's done it again - broken the internet with another fancy word.

The full episode will be premiering on November 15 on Amazon Prime.

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