Vikram Poddar, is a former investment Banker turned India's first Corporate Comedian. The way investors laughed at his valuations, it was a logical career progression.
He is India's first corporate comedian. He is the only Standup Comedian in the country with a premier B-school Degree (FMS, Delhi University) and comprehensive corporate experience of 8 years across Investment Banking, Strategy Consulting and B2B Sales - He worked with clients like Singapore Airlines, Cathay, Hainan, and was part of the 3 member team executing the $176 Mn buyout of Thomas Cook India, the top 5 PE deals of the year. He also handled Business Development and Corporate Content for the Vir Das Company (Weirdass)
He has featured on NDTV's Rising Stars of Comedy, covered in Bombay Times, Deccan Chronicle, Dainik Bhaskar, and published in the Times of India. He conceptualized and performed India's first ever comedy show dedicated to corporate life, "Managemental". His mix of young and corporate humour has also made him a hit in B-school comedy events like SPJIMR, Somaiya, Sydhenam, NMIMS, IMT Nagpur, IIM Calcutta etc.
Vikram's corporate experience was in very hardcore left brain functions. But increasingly an association with Toastmasters, Vir Das and performances at the Comedy Store/Canvas Laugh Club made him r combine all these aspects i.e. Corporate experience, Training, Comedy and Public Speaking to address a unique gap in the market.. Most Comedians come from typically non-corporate or maybe some creative field like advertising. There is no one from a hardcore corporate background and premier B-school to address the unique market of Corporate Comedy Engagements.
Boredroom Comedy is the solution to address this gap.Boredroom Comedy is India's only Corporate Comedy Consultancy. It's focus is on using Comedy in all it's forms that is however appropriate and more importantly relevant in the corporate context for Leadership Development, Marketing and Employee Engagement.