Monday, 19 Jun, 12.16 pm Deccan Chronicle

A stand-up doctor

Ever thought a doctor who is diagnosing your ailments will be cracking jokes on stage? Yes, you read it right. An ENT surgeon by profession and a comic by passion, Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi from Bengaluru, is in the city for a performance.

An accomplished doctor, theatre artiste and author, Dr Jagdish was among MIT Technology Review '35 Innovators Under 35', has been pursuing theatre since he was five, and it's his passion which lead him to the world of stand-up comedy. Talking about his role reversal, he says, "I always wanted to become a doctor, following my father's footsteps.