Comedian Manjunath Naidu dies while performing onstage in Dubai


The Hush Post| 11:53 am|one-minute-read|

An Indian-origin stand-up comedian died on stage due to what is being terms as high-level of anxiety while performing his act in front of a packed audience in Dubai, according to a media report.

36-year-old Manjunath Naidu suffered a cardiac arrest while performing his routine on stage on Friday. He complained of high-level of anxiety, sat down on the bench next to him and collapsed. When he fell on the floor, the audience thought that it must have been part of the show.

He was born in Abu Dhabi. Later he shifted base to Dubai. “He was the last act in the line-up. He went on stage and was making people laugh with his stories. He was talking about his father and family. And then he got into a story of how he suffers from anxiety. And a minute into the story he collapsed,” Miqdaad Dohadwala, his friend and fellow comedian, was quoted as saying in the report.

People thought it was part of the act. They took it as a joke as he was talking about anxiety and then collapsed, he said. Dohadwala said that the paramedics present there could not revive him. “His parents passed away and he has a brother but no relatives here,” he added.


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