"Asathapovathu Yaaru?" Or “Who is going to impress?” is a Tamil standup comedy show aired on Sun TV of the Sun Network production; their initial motive was to introduce new comedians to the channel. Each episode holds 40-42 minutes of non-stop comedy. It is a long running show and used to air weekly on Saturdays, but then later changed to Sundays. The main hosts of the show were
Madhan Bob and
Chitti Babu, who were there for a long time. For a short while
Chinni Jayanth and
Pattimandram Raja were present in place of Chitti Babu. Like any comedy show, the comedians performed their acts from the center of the stage.
They used all kinds of jokes and sometimes also acted or mimicked to entertain their guests. The audience of the show, sitting around the stage, also seemed to have a fun time. The intro animation of the show is very catchy and hilarious. The show also often has some notable chief guests called to show who also have fun. For a better overall experience, the show has background music provided by the musicians with their instruments. The hosts of the show also enjoy the show and keep the mood light. After the show, all the judges give their comments and criticisms.
Some performances include acting from different funny stereotypes such as policemen, students, etc. The performers with their voice modulation of people from different sections of the society, from students to doctors to celebrities, none were spared. Sometimes they made funny dance steps to engage their audience. Since the show went on throughout the year, it had specials during festivals. At the end of the show, the special guest is called to the stage and asked to give their review of the day, and were asked about the different performances.
Not only did they entertained the audience with their performance, but also their dressing sense in each of the acts was equally amusing. Unlike some of the controversial comedy shows that we see today, this one kept the level of humour at a reasonable level, not stooping to add nonsensical mature content just to gain attention. There were rounds where instead of single, there were dual performances. The show received a good reception from the audience because of which it could run for such a long period of time.