"There is no humour left on TV. It is all about telling new jokes which is not humour. A joke is a joke and humour is something that comes from a slice of life," Kripalani said.

"On a show you have three anchors who start laughing before you tell the joke. Then they continue laughing till you end the joke. The best thing is that in the content there is actually nothing to laugh about! That is bad comedy and not humour," he added sarcastically.

According to Kripalani, the innate capacity to make people laugh comes with the ability to first laugh at yourself.

"The last humorous person I saw whose humour was based on real life was (the late comedian) Jaspal Bhatti. He told stories that had humour. A person should first have an ability to laugh at himself and then put situations together in a funny way," Kripalani said, adding films like "Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi" and "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" were perfect examples of situational comedies.


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