Simply Shekhar was a late night talk show telecast by Zee TV from July 30, 2001 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It was hosted by Shekhar Suman, a popular comedy- actor.
The show had multiple components including monologue, mimicry, stand-up comedy, and chat with a celebrity guest. Some of the celebrities who appeared on the show were Bal Thackeray, Shilpa Shetty, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Bejan Daruwalla, Sunidhi Chauhan, Anil Kapoor, Anu Malik and Parveen Babi. The show had 54 episodes and was produced jointly by Shekhar Suman and Uday Sinh Wala.
The show drew flak many a time due to Shekhar Suman’s controversial comments and pungent sense of humour. The episode with Parveen Babi also caught attention as she was appearing in a TV show after a long break. Although Simply Shekhar captured good TRP rating s in Mumbai, it did not do as well as expected in other Indian cities.