Manthan Samvaad 2018 was held on 2nd October. It is an annual festival of one day apart from the regular Manthan with the finest speakers coming on this platform at Manthan.
Daniel Fernandes was the stand up comedian at this Manthan. He spoke about Mental illness and depression and hence through his humour explained the importance of this rapidly increasing disease. How it should be taken seriously and not to shy away from it.
Daniel Fernandes is one of India’s leading English Stand-Up comedians. He is a regular at comedy venues across the country and has performed internationally at comedy festivals in the Netherlands (Utrecht International Comedy Festival), Singapore (Singapore Fringe), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival) and Australia. He headlined Comedy Zone Asia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 where he also performed his solo show Daniel Fernandes – Unoffended. He returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2017 to feature in the first ever Indian comedy showcase at the festival and was the first Indian comic to feature in the MICF Roadshows in 2017 and 2018 in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. His TV credits include ABCTV’s ‘Comedy Up Late’ aired in Australia and Comedy Central Asia’s ‘Stand-Up Asia’.
Daniel’s material is a mix of observational, political and dark humor with a dash of social commentary. He is also known for his audience interactions at live shows. His self-titled YouTube channel currently at over 12 million views has been a huge hit with fans in India and abroad particularly for his bold material. Some of his most popular videos feature Stand-Up on topics like Student Suicide, Marital Rape, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Capital Punishment, the Syrian crisis and the US Presidential Elections.
He is currently on tour with his latest comedy special ‘Shadows’ which has received rave reviews from fans from across the country.
When he is not on stage, Daniel also runs a comedy production company called Microphone Entertainment which curates and produces live comedy at clubs and comedy festivals in India.