With the assistance of comedy and satire, the modern youth are developing a political awareness about their administration and government, most of which is through social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Certain stand-up comedians go to the extent of critically commenting on and against certain government policies through humour and satire in an entertaining way.
Political comedians such as Kunal Kamra, and Varun Grover videos on YouTube have garnered crores of views and scores of comments. The comment section is often full of hate comments to support or oppose the comedian stance. This article aims to analyze the comment section to develop a netnographic understanding keeping in view the political scenario.
Nowadays, it’s significant for government officials to be as happy with talking strategy as they are making a decent quip. It doesn’t damage to have the option to take a joke either. In truth, governmental issues and parody have a long, celebrated history—in the previous scarcely any decades satire and legislative issues have gone from weird associates to indivisible collusion.
Sarcastic programming, for example, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has become some portion of our normal political culture and an essential wellspring of news and data for youth. Saturday Night Live keeps on introducing engaging takes on the day’s political occasions, while more up to date types of correspondence like YouTube recordings, Twitter feeds, and Tumblr images normally tackle political subjects and make jokes about political competitors.
When taking a gander at political satire’s highlights, correspondence researchers have given an abundance of examination on amusing gadgets and shows, clarifying everything from how visual jokes work to how humour can make spaces to discuss untouchable subjects. Analysts in this convention additionally have inspected political satire’s ideological and moral capacities—for instance, investigating how certain movies or network shows use parody to challenge or propagate racial/ethnic generalizations.
So also, in covering political parody’s commitments to open issues, some correspondence analysts have investigated the elements of praise and chuckling in political conversations, the kinds of political parody currently creating in various nations, and the common and fun-loving highlights of meetings on The Daily Show and different projects as models for municipal commitment.
Through the evolution of human civilization since history, better communication was a means of having better control over the people. The better the communicator the better they could manipulate people’s opinions. Never before in the history of humankind was this ever possible that if somebody wanted to say something, a million people would sit and listen. Even the greatest of dictators probably had few thousands of people or maybe a few lakhs of people.
With the oncoming of social media, what is essentially happening is whatever you have to say if it is worthwhile, the entire world will listen to you. So it depends on how you communicate better. Communicating in a way that is more comprehensible for the people is essential. As a result, in a country as diverse as India where our political problems are diverse i.e. variety of political problems are there.
While running a nation, there can be different opinions specifically in a country which as diverse as India. This means there can be several opinions to challenges as well. It’s a very new phenomenon in India that somebody is trying to do the same using comedy as a medium, using humour as a tool. Comedy is very attractive to people, it’s not didactic, it’s very involving, people enjoy listening to humour. People just want entertainment, and thus these people are revolutionizing the means of protest.
Using these tools, they are trying to create an opinion towards the people which is otherwise also sometimes represented and misrepresented as awareness.
Have you known about the adage “laughter is the best medication?” Well, satire may simply spare us sincerely and mentally, and with critical environmental change issues, maybe the earth all in all.
Stand up comedians, for example, Kunal Kamra, Varun Grover and a few others have carried expanded attention to policy-driven issues to the Indian cognizance.
Strikingly, the well-known journalist Arnab Goswami, owner of the channel Republic TV, has been the subject of Kunal Kamra’s videos. Kamra’s viewership, numbered at around 17.0 million individuals, has recently gone up by in excess of a million people, and his political videos frequently trend on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well. These expanded numbers show that parody has affected society and keeps on developing. These standup videos are well known and have been utilizing their huge and developing crowds to instruct Indians about political issues.
Parody is significant because it represents issues in a comical manner. It also asks the crowd for a fundamental inquiry: how would we roll out an improvement? Satire has focused on issues over the political range, which is significant in thinking about different viewpoints and recognizing that sadly, imperfections exist no matter how you look at them.
However, not every person perceives parody as parody which can be an issue. It makes it harder to discover an answer.
Let’s take the case of political entertainer Kunal Kamra’s first-since forever stand-up cut in the year 2017. He began accepting death threats within 10 days. The 8-minute clasp, Patriotism and the Government, spun around the now-popular punchline, “Siachen mein humaare jawaan lad rahe hain,” (Our soldiers are fighting in Siachen) a humdinger that makes jokes about the hyper-patriot Indian who summons the military as a protection for the administration’s inadequacies.
The video took three months to increase genuine footing; it presently has more than 13 million perspectives on YouTube. Abuse and death threats have become an ordinary element for Kunal Kamra, and he doesn’t pay attention to them as well.
The demise dangers itself uncovering how individuals have taken spoof in the wrong sense. Or on the other hand, their scorn might be not for Kunal yet for his content which he utilizes as a mode for humour.