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OML's Comedy Hunt grand finale sets the stage for a laugh riot

OML's Comedy Hunt grand finale sets the stage for a laugh riot

Chandigarh, 01 October 2015: In the quest to give way to new talent and provide infinite unique opportunities to the audience, the comedy veterans of YouTube and mentors All India Bakchod (AIB), Kanan Gill & Biswa Kalyan Rath, SnG Comedy, East India Comedy, Jose Covaco, Abish Mathew, Aditi Mittal and Shudh Desi Endings, had set out on a three month long journey. The aim was simple, to find a team that will make you laugh every time with most creative and unique videos. The journey ended with Random Chikibum being crowned as the first ever winner of Comedy Hunt, India's first web hunt to find the next comedy stars on YouTube. They survived cheeky tasks and difficult challenges posed by the mentors, week after week, yet were able to impress the toughest and most competitive comedy brigade throughout the competition.

The three months long hunt saw participation from all over India - with 1578 entries from over 60 cities. To begin with, it was a tough task and 40 entries were shortlisted. YouTube creators and judges of Comedy Hunt then sifted through all the 40 entries and shortlisted comedy creators on the basis of originality & creativity of the video content, during the most exciting seven weeks of challenge round put up by the mentors for over two months. Finally, with weekly eliminations process, Weird communications, Take 900 , Funny Brownies , .Forked up and Random Chikibum emerged as the Top 5 Comedy Hunt Contenders.

Announcing the winner AIB said, "When we started AIB, comedy was lesser known and looked down upon. But today we have come a long way and with pit stops such as Comedy Hunt, the race for being the king of comedy is truly rewarding. We would like to congratulate Random Chikibum who withstood the test of time and even after much scrutiny, made us laugh each time."

Concluding the competition, Satyanarayan Raghavan, Head of Content and Operations, YouTube India, said, "Comedy Hunt is India's first ever show on the online platform that inspires creativity. In our efforts to bring the new talent and unleash their potential on the YouTube platform, we associated with Comedy Hunt. We are extremely happy with the tremendous response that the contest generated on YouTube. I congratulate Random Chikibum for winning the comedy Hunt Challenge and wish them all the best for their future videos. Happy uploading!"

The evening that was dedicated to tickle one's funny bone saw the mentors reveling in some of the funniest videos and moments of top 5 finalists which were showcased during the finale. Sharing the stage with their mentors AIB, Kanan & Biswa, SnG & East India Company, Random Chikibum showed their excitement after winning the race to be funny and hooked the audience by sharing their experiences and inspirations throughout the entire competition. The stage was also set ablaze with the combined laughter dose of the old and the new comedy stars as the teams kept the laughter coming with their witty one liner and hilarious puns.

Speaking at the Grand Finale Ajay Nair, Director of Only Much Louder (OML) said, "The invincible success of Comedy Hunt is a true evidence of the changing face of comedy in India. We would like to extend our congratulations to Random Chikibum for winning the competition. We believe these shining stars of today are now all geared up to make India laugh, adding to their daily dose of laughter."

On winning the challenging competition, Random Chikibum, winners of Comedy Hunt 2015 said, "What started as a source of laughter in closed rooms is today a recognized art on the digital platform. Winning Comedy Hunt 2015 is a dream come true for us and we owe it to all our mentors who have extended their unconditional support. We believe this is just the beginning of our dream journey and we promise to make you laugh every time."

Presented by Quikr and powered by Micromax, and co-sponsored by 5 Star, Garnier Men and Royal Challenge Sports Drink, OMLs Comedy Hunt is India's first web hunt to find the comedy stars on YouTube in India. As part of the winning team, Random Chikibum will now get a chance to share the platform with some of the biggest comedy creators and will be associated with major brands through exclusive contracts. Besides this, the team will also be rewarded with high quality equipment gear that will enable them to create many more unique content rich videos on YouTube.

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Originally Source : Perfect Relations

NEWS ID : 734 | 01 Oct 2015 | By : Reporter
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