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Most Recent Episode
#027: How to be funny; tell the truth - Neel Kolhatkar
4 days ago
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Neel Kolhatkar (
) is a comedian, content creator, presenter and actor with a powerful audience built from his humble beginnings on his YouTube channel, that now has over 46M views. Well-known for satirical clips such as “Australia in 2 Minutes”, and “Modern Educayshun”, Neel is an incredibly intelligent comedy creator with an innate ability to pare back culture and society across a whole slew of different mediums. Neel is the first to admit that virality was what catapulted him into the ether of Australia’s young comedy class, along with the likes of Josh Wade, Elliot Loney & Troy Kinne. But I believe his incredible knowledge of science, society, new media, and politics is what sets him apart. He is a free speech absolutist, who gives significant nods to Louis C.K., and George Carlin, the type of comedian that pushes the boundaries of acceptability. Neel, in my mind is Australia’s millennial messenger of social truth, and I think society is a whole lot better for people like him, because it allows us to not take life so seriously.
Key topics we covered:
The first time he noticed his knack for comedy
Being an internet-based creator
‘Modern Educayshun’, reactions and politics
His creative process and sources of inspiration
Rick & Morty and astrophysics
Great comedians, Louis C.K. and the ‘child molestation joke’
Human biology, The Selfish Gene and today’s society
Media, and where it's heading
Stand-up and bombing on stage
Working and learning alongside Josh Wade & Elliot Loney
Common mistakes made by comedy novices
Enjoy the episode,
Jordan & Lauren