For a few years now, All India Bakchod (AIB), the Mumbai-based comedy collective, has garnered a legion of followers thanks to their YouTube channel and live performances. In early 2015, the AIB Roast and its subsequent fallout placed the group in the middle of a national conversation about free speech. Later that year, AIB landed a deal for a comedy news show with Star India, in the vein of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the many satirical shows that it gave life to. The show, titled On Air with AIB, was telecast across Star's multiple digital and television properties and has contributed to AIB's revenue tally this year.
Fast Fact: AIB co-founder Gursimran Khamba was part of a students' collective that met then President APJ Abdul Kalam in 2006 demanding remediation of the reservation system in Indian education.