Black Dog Scotch Whisky has come out with the concept of Black Dog Easy Evenings which appreciates, recognizes and supports World class music and events. This is a platform by which Indian audience get to enjoy and relish world class music and humor programs. An offshot of the Black Dog Easy Evenings is the Black Dog Comedy Evenings where best stand-up comedians in the world come to India to perform to thundrous applause from swelling crowds. One of the earliest Black Dog Comedy Evenings which happened in India was the one featuring the Youtube sensation and Indian origin Stand-up comedian Russell Peters. This happened in the largest hall available in Bangalore – the Chowdiah memorial hall in Malleshwaram. Only a world class scotch and a luxury brand like Black Dog Scotch Whisky could have got a world class comedian and most sought after stand-up comic to India. I was very lucky to get an invite thanks to Black Dog Scotch who thought I would be the best person to blog about the experience.
Russell Peters who was a virtual unknown till a few years back has got a lot of fame recently due to his videos at Comedy Clubs across Cananda and USA becoming a craze and going viral on Youtube. As he calls himself, he is an East Indian whose parents shifted to Canada when he was very young. But he was brought up in a conservative way while he saw his Canadian and American friends being brought up in a very liberal manner. This interesting mix of cultures makes way for many interesting anecdotes from his childhood which he converts into rib tickling jokes. His joke about how his Dad threatens him by saying ‘Somebody’s gonna get hurt real bad… not you, somebody!’ accounted for rip roaring laughter from the packed house at Chowdiah memorial hall.
Though he is such a sought after entertainer around the world, Russell Peters is very humble and friendly just like the brand Black Dog Scotch which got him to Indian shores. Black Dog Scotch gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet with Russell after the show. When we met him, we were too nervous to talk to him. But he made us relax and unwind just like Black Dog Scotch and joked with us to lighten the atmosphere. He gave us personalized autographs and took photographs so that we could cherish such a wonderful evening!
Having witnessed a wonderful International stand-up comedy event, we decided to unwind for the evening with a glass of Black Dog Deluxe Scotch at Vivanta by Taj on MG road. The sensation to the palate included feelings like it was beautifully rounded, had a heavy body, pronounced malty, mellow woody, fruity sweetness with teasing light warm peat. Looking forward to some more wonderful stand-up comedians perform at Black Dog Comedy Evenings very soon!