Azeem Banatwalla is one of India’s top comics and sharpest comedy writers, known for his
sharp wit and intelligent stand-up. Azeem won his first open mic in a pub called Zenzi in Mumbai
back in September 2011.
He has performed across India, Asia, and Europe, and most recently represented India at the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2018. He is the creative director and head writer of
EIC’s critically acclaimed news comedy show EIC Outrage.
As a writer, Azeem has written features and columns for publications including National
Geographic Traveller, The Man, TechTree, The Deccan Chronicle, Scroll, and Indian Video
Gamer, amongst others.