VIR DAS STAND UP COMEDY

Vir Das Did Not Tickle Anything

The 11th century philosopher from Kashmir, Acharya Abhinavagupta, in his commentary on Bharata’s Natya Sastra explains the comic sentiment as Kuhaka – meaning tickling of Kaksa – armpits or hidden and sensitive zones. Tickling is a form of cute aggression. Surrendering to the power of the tickler is an acknowledgement of the pleasure of harmless …