Prime Minister’s office sometimes make such egregious mistakes that people wonder who actually run his office, if those who are inside his office even possess the basic minimum common sense and, more than that, if the prime minister himself even cares about how these activities are earning bad name to him and his office. This happened again on Thursday. The verified Facebook page of the Office of the Prime Ministers and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) posted a note at 4 PM, saying that those stuck in Kathmandu due to lockdown would be allowed to go home. Online news outlets quickly posted breaking news saying that those who are interested to go back home will be able to do so from Kathmandu and that the transportation for this purpose will be managed by the government. Soon after OPMCM posted the status, ruling NCP’s leader and Province 5 Chief Minister, Shankar Pokhrel, wrote a contradictory post denying the decision. Around the same time Lekhraj Bhatta, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, told a TV channel that the government was indeed going to facilitate people’s movement to their hometowns. Then the coordinator of high-level coordination committee formed to prevent and contain the COVID-19, Ishwar Pokhrel, posted a message on Facebook at 6:29 PM, saying that no such decision has been made. Then the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a statement around 7 PM informing that no decisions to allow people to leave Kathmandu have been made. Then the verified Facebook page of the OPMCM was suddenly deleted around 8 PM. So within four hours on Thursday, there was one after another contradictory message coming out through the social media posts of the responsible government ministers and OPMCM. It was as if they were playing a prank with the people who are struggling with a lockdown in Kathmandu and wish to leave for their hometowns if a safe arrangement for that purpose is made by some authorities.
It’s a sensitive age that we seem to be living in. I was following the flare up between various representatives of the Nepali film industry and the aspiring comedian Pranesh Gautam, resulting from the latter’s less than flattering review of the film Bir Bikram 2.
Champagne briefly replaced scripts Thursday for a ceremony renaming the nondescript Stage 25 on the sprawling Warner Bros. production lot after the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” Still television’s most popular comedy, the show will exit the airwaves and the studio it has called home for 12 years this spring.
Shraddha Verma, a 23-year-old social worker, finds herself funny. According to her, that’s the most important thing for a stand-up comedian. You have to believe that you are incessantly and incredibly funny. “That’s when you have enough self-confidence to pull off a monologue amidst hundreds of people,” she explains adding that unless you have that conviction you can’t make people laugh. It’s as much about your body language as it is about your jokes, she says.
A sense of humor is a good quality to have but not everybody can say that they are funny or have the ability to make people laugh. Shreya Pokharel calls herself ‘just somebody who wants to be funny’ but her humor is evident in the simplest of words she speaks and the mannerisms with which she tells her story. It is this that led her to the stand-up comedy scene where she is beginning to make quite a name for herself.
LOS ANGELES, August 22: Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said.
KATHMANDU,Jan 12: Force Majure by Eddie Izzard, the most extensive comedy tour, will be brought to Kathmandu for the first time on February 18, 2017. The performance will take place at The British School, Jhamsikhel.
The laughter dose just got multiplied. The funny man of the Bollywood entertainment industry, Kapil Sharma is coming up with two new shows. The comedian and actor, who rose to fame with his television show Comedy Nights with Kapil and presently hosts The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony, shared the good news as part of ringing in his New Year.