Tanmay Bhat, the popular stand-up comedian and founder of the comedy group AIB – has opened up about the beginning of his comical journey.

The comedian would soon feature as a guest on a talk show titled Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua on TLC. Tanmay has emerged as a comic sensation riding on his initial penchant to play jokes on his own, fat-self to make people laugh.

When asked about his journey so far, Bhat says, “Initially I started with open mikes and then my first year was all about me making fat jokes on myself. When they started to respond to my jokes and laughed; it almost felt like my sadness has gone forever. Problems like having no friends, never spoken to girls; everything got fixed in that laugh and since then I had decided to do this forever.”

Tanmay Bhat, who courted controversy after roasting Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar on the social media app Snapchat, shared an interesting incident about his life. “I want to share an incident with you. This happened just after my new series ON AIR WITH AIB. My hoardings were everywhere for the promotions and I was getting many marriage proposals as well. Later, I got involved in a controversy where I made fun of two legendary people. Right when the controversy hit, I got a call from this girl’s father saying my daughter is lesbian and he ended the proposal immediately. (Laughs),” he said.

In each episode of Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua, Shalishka (Mallika) and one of her close friends begin their adventure armed with whatever they collect from the fridge. She’s a kind of ‘food heiress’ as her culinary art has been running in her family for generations. Shalishka will develop new recipes; mixing never before mixed ingredients followed by cooking; gossip, healthy conversations, and a good face-stuffing session over comfort food.