Iranian Comic Kamyar696 Tickles Funny Bones with His Spontaneity
By Space Coast Daily // March 25, 2020
A burst of jovial laughter is the best solution to any problem in life. And who better than comedians – the experts of laughter – to admire for finding a reason to laugh every time.
As the world of improv and stand up comedy widens, more and more artists are setting the stage as well as the internet on fire.
Correspondingly, among the new generation of funny men and women is the 26-year-old Instagram comedian cum musician, Amir Hamdollahzadeh, fondly called Kamyar696.
It is hard to not giggle or burst into laughter when you see Kamyar696 playing different characters in his videos on Instagram. Born and brought up in Iran, the young comedian confessed to being bitten by the comic bug in early childhood, and it’s been going on ever since.
In fact, Kamyar696, who’s also an influencer, strongly believes that it is because of his profession that he gets to be himself, and that, comedy is the perfect fit for him.
As an improv comedian, where there’s heavy reliability on conversations and spontaneity, Kamyar696 feels it’s great to have a strong connection with his virtual audience who constantly encourage him, which in turn helps him develop and strengthen his comic persona.
“Performing virtually, especially on a platform like Instagram, is hard because people can criticize and heckle instantly if it’s a live video. However, with time, it’s safe to say that I have mastered the art of handling and impressing my followers. Having done that successfully, I feel, I can handle any sort of audience.”
That said, Kamyar696 acknowledges that the scene is more competitive than ever, with different forms of entertainment vying for eyeballs.
In such times, he believes, it is the grip over his art and the ability to deliver organic humor, that keeps him ahead in the game.
He states that improvisational comedy has many dimensions to it and it demands years of practice and several rehearsals to sail through the struggle of hitting spontaneity when needed.
He also added, “I am still slowly learning, understanding, and exploring the tricks of my trade. However, despite all the challenges, the last few years have been like a dream run. And, what keeps me on my toes is my virtual family of over 2.1 million who constantly looks forward to my new posts as a source to find happiness and laughter.”
Like any other art form, the king of ‘on-the-spot improv comedy’ also states that comedy is an art form, and that, it takes a lot of persistence and hard work to be perfect at it.