I’m not a Comedian full-time like my friend Saad Haroon. I do the jokes part-time and spend most of the rest of my waking life as a Producer for a local news channel.
Day before yesterday I got the tickets and posters for my October 28th Stand-up Show back from the printers and they looked fantastic.
Yesterday I stood next to a garishly decorated truck watching people picking up bodies and cleaning the minced body parts off of the street where someone decided the best way to lodge a protest was to kill 120 people.
The last big show I did was 10 days after the Earthquake that hit Muzaffarabad and Balakot. That time I felt like people needed to laugh just to help recover from the nationalt trauma we were facing.
Since then, trauma has become so natural and everyday for Karachiites that we barely register it for more than a few minutes. But I am still thinking, maybe I should call off the show. Maybe it is too soon.
Would you come? Or is it disrespectful to Karachi.