Samay Raina won a lot of hearts by winning at Comicstaan 2. We got in touch with Samay and found out about his experience working with his competitors at Comicstaan 2.
How was your experience at Comicstaan 2?
I had a great time. I made a lot of friends. I got to work with people who’s videos I saw, when I started doing stand-up. I focused on comedy for two months, so it was professional growth for me. Most importantly, I made friends with my co-contestants – and that’s always a good thing.
Who was your favorite judge at Comicstaan 2?
There was no favourite judge, and each of them was teaching something and was working in a different genre. Everyone had responsibility, so everyone was great in their field.
Who did you think were tough competitors for you?
For me, it was Aakash Gupta, because he was doing so well right from the beginning. He has more experience than me. I had a ball working with him. Then there was Sumeet Saurav. He was the dark horse. I always thought he could do anything anytime. Another one was Shrija Chaturvedi. She has a unique style, so I thought she was tough competition.
How do you think your life will change after Comicstaan 2?
People will want to see me, people will want me to perform in different cities.
Finally, what has Comicstaan done for you?
Comicstaan has given me a lot of skill, it has given me a good platform. People know me now, they come to see me. I have evolved so much as a comic. I had to write new material while in Comicstaan, and I have rediscovered my style.
Comicstaan 2 is now streaming on Amazon Prime.