Manish K Tyagi

Stand up Comic / TEDx Speaker / Host / Corporate Trainer

Early Life:
Born on 05 Feb 1967 in Muzaffarnagar (UP). Manish, from his early life had a flare for comedy and comic timing came naturally to him. He later went on to be part of the dramatics group in college and represented his college in many Youth Fests such as Thomso (85-86) at erstwhile Roorkee University (now IIT, Roorkee), Oasis (86-87) at BITS, Pilani, University of Rajasthan and many other local venues at Jaipur. He was also Cultural Secretary (1987-88) at college.

During his 23 years in the Indian Navy, he had handled various Navy Ball evenings as a performing artist, DJ and Master of Ceremony. He was also selected as a commentator at the Military World Games held in Hyderabad in 2007.

Stand up Comedy:
Manish used to be a Commander in the Indian Navy before he decided to become a stand up comic sometime in 2014. An Officer and a Gentleman, he has some very funny tales to tell from his life experience. His style is full of unprecedented stories blended with wit and humour.

His Facebook page & YouTube channel have close to 38,000 followers, with multiple videos having almost 9 lac plus organic viewership. His jokes have also been aired on 91.1 FM & 94.3 FM in the past. His video "Le Kaun Raha Hai Be" is already touched 1.45 million views on YouTube.

His popularity has fetched him shows in Delhi NCR and he has performed solo at multiple locations across the country such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, etc. Till date he has done over 50 solo shows, hosted over a 100 shows & many more open mics.
Manish is also a regular at Canvas Laugh Club at Mumbai, Gurgaon & NOIDA and also at the Taj properties across India. He was an integral part of a very successful comedy fest held at Auckland, NZ & Sydney, Australia in Mar 18. Manish is also a regular with corporate gigs and has performed for IamSMEofIndia, Madhyaam, Tata Sky, Tanishq, Tata Motors, VLCC, DSV India, McKinsey India, Cummins, Medical Conferences, etc. He has also performed at various Naval establishments & goes by the name "The Knotty Commander".

TEDx & Motivational Speaker:
Manish is also a TEDx & Motivational Speaker who shares stories from his life & background which have had a positive & inspiring impact on many a youth. He has spoken at 4 TEDx conclaves till date and also at various colleges & other institutes in India. His stories have also been published in leading newspapers & websites on social media. He has also delivered a talk at the JOSH talks.

Some of the links to his TEDx / JOSH talks are as below:
He has also acted in an upcoming web series & done some professional modelling assignments.

Corporate Trainer:
Manish is also a Corporate Trainer who comes with 23 years of diversified cross functional experience in the Indian Navy spread over operations & maintenance, training & development of highly skilled cross cultural personnel, organisation strategy, conflict management, quality control and supply chain management. He has facilitated and coached clients from various industries.

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from MNIT Jaipur, Manish completed his Post Graduate in Mechanical Engineering (Marine) from Pune University & PGD in Human Resource Management / MBA in Operations Management from Andhra University (Visakhapatnam) and IGNOU (New Delhi) respectively.