Download dictionary apps before you watch Shashi Tharoor’s stand up on Amazon Prime

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor during the Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi.Photo/Kamal Kishore)(

  • Shashi Tharoor is making his debut as a stand-up comedian on Amazon Prime.
  • The former diplomat will be featuring in a comedy show ‘One Mic Stand’.
  • The three-minute long video will air on the OTT platform on November 15.
Indian politician and author Shashi Tharoor is making a much awaited debut in stand-up comedy. As expected, his extensive English vocabulary will set the mood onstage.

The former diplomat will be featuring in a comedy show ‘One Mic Stand’ on Amazon Prime. The three-minute long video will air on the OTT platform on November 15. Tharoor took to Twitter to give a ‘sneak peek’ to his humour.

“Sneak preview of a minute of my stand-up comedy act (it does get better later!),” Tharoor tweeted.


"Daddy, please. I can't entertain this! Pardon my recalcitrance," Tharoor said in the snippet. The R-word went over the heads of a lot of people. Recalcitrance refers to the quality of being unwilling to obey rules.

"Anything that I say is assumed by people to be more complicated than it really is," he says at one point, referring to people complaining that his English is too hard to understand. Within six hours, the video post on Twitter fetched over 217,000 views, as per IANS.

The ‘One Mic Stand’ series sets celebrities against professional comedians before a live audience. Shashi Tharoor faced off with popular comedian Kunal Kamra.

Tharoor, who can be labelled as the educator of unknown English words was recently in the news for his reply “to a student who asked him to give a new word in view of his reputation as a fount of exotic vocabulary”.

He responded to the tenth grader with one of the oldest and simplest words. “Read — that’s the only way I acquire vocabulary. I have barely opened a dictionary in my life,” Tharoor said.

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