he will undoubtedly be doing a charity stand-up comedy show which will focus on failure and depression. "With this particular show, I am hoping to alter the perspective towards failures and mistakes, while the first faltering step towards curbing depression. Failures are usually the triggers for depression and low-self-esteem," he says. His father, and his wife, are both psychiatrists. "I have often spoken about the advantages of failing. I have faced many failures while inventing medical devices. But I've been laughing at my mistakes. And that changes your perspective - when you are able to check out your mistakes uncritically." He's even authored a guide The Benefits of Failing Successfully. Dr. Prabha Chandra, head of Psychiatry at NIMHANS encouraged him to host this show. Stand up comedy India
Jagdish has a life full of a number of interests — he's a passionate believer in the need for low-cost medical devices. He's a Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Fellow. He's invented or co-invented almost 18 devices, that six happen to be in the market. He was one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 recognised by MIT Technology Review in 2016. He credits this inventing streak to his mentor, Dr Ravi Nayar, at his alma mater - St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru.
Having lived in Bengaluru most of his life, he has additionally spent amount of time in Mumbai, Delhi and the USA as well — something which shows up being an influence in his characters in his shows. "I have a knack to getting myself into messy situations. But I try to have a humourous view it, as opposed to get upset. I observe people and situations, and believe that my show is founded on observational comedy. Becoming an actor, I enter into characters a lot," he explains, talkign about where in actuality the grist for his stand-up shows come from. "I also believe when certain things happened if you ask me, they'd have happened to others also and they will have the ability to identify with it," he says. News and social issues also get woven into shows.
He keeps "doctor jokes" to a minimum and uses them only once he performs at medical conferences, he says. He wryly observes that most doctors have a common sense of humour, probably because of the great stress they are in. "When we doctors meet up, it's always humourous talk." Indian stand up comedian
The charity show to assist depression care, titled F For Failure, is on June 3 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hall B, at 6 p.m. Tickets, coming in at Rs. 400 (which carries a copy of his book) can be found on BookMyShow and EventsHigh