Musician by heart, a Stand-up comedian by 'his way of looking at life'/ through 'his funny side up' and an awfully blunt- chinky (offend mat ho jana yaar) yes! Yeh 'About' section maine khud likha hai), Aariz Saiyed is a core Team Member of Gujarat's very own 'The Comedy Factory'.
Diving into the creative field quite young, Aariz Saiyed started learning music (guitar) at the age of 16 (Guitar sikhneki ATYANT chool thi mujhe bachpan se but family main kisika iss field se koi rishta nahi)
Within no time and during his school days only, he formed his first band. Later in college, he formed another Hindi Rock Band called 'Outro', in which, ever since, he has been the lead Guitarist and Vocalist. The band has been staying active with its multiple show formats for private gigs (third party, corporate or college), intimate and unplugged music gigs, and live music concerts across India (Booking ke liye message drop kardo HAZRAAT!!!).
Having done his graduation in Bachelor's of Business Administration and Master's in Journalism and Communication, Aariz during this time period multi-tasked and tried his hands on various things including Film-making through spoofs, short films and music videos.
#ATYANT CHOOL-Vol 2
Always on the go for things to explore, he not only writes or composes songs while being an equally good guitarist, Aariz also plays a lot of other instruments like Mandolin, Ukulele, Djembe, Bass Guitar to name a few. Also satisfying his 'Film-making ka keeda', he has professionally worked as an Assistant Director and Actor for TV commercials, Documentaries, AV films and made a couple of shorts films himself; as they say 'passion never dies'!
Possessing strong communication skills, not just as an individual but as a person who wants his audience to understand exactly what they want to convey. Well! That skill set comes through his love for film-making as a whole, along with his love for editing (Jee bilkul, camera pakadna aur camera ki wahi footages pe kaam karna, pasand hai mujhe!).
Make him choose between his Guitar and his laptop, and you wouldn't be surprised if he chooses both.
(Edit ke breaks mein guitar aur Jamming khatam hone par directly sitting on an edit, Life main balance bahot zaruri hai dost)
That's the reason why his social media pages are full of random videos, relatable yet so different visually (Aur haan, main apne music videos bhi khud edit karta hoon, kya hai na koi Godfather nahi hai mera. Napotism se durr durr tak koi rishta nahi)
The man took the honing of his talent pretty seriously ,and it shows. The cool vibe and the comfort he shares on stage, is contagious to bring smiles. Needless to say, his band performances at stages of Gen-X, be it MICA, CEPT, NIRMA, M.S. University and many more across Gujarat, has made him create a special connect with young minds.
Apart from touring Gujarat for shows he also regularly performs his Stand-up acts at places of varied audience like Canvas Mumbai, Cuckoo Club Mumbai, The Habitat, etc. And has done private shows as well in Mumbai and Rajasthan.
From being a team member of The Comedy Factory to becoming a Stand-up Comedian giving a new flavor to his act by performing Musical comedy, one wouldn't be surprised to know that he currently also works as the company's YouTube Channel head, directing and editing videos for the much loved channel by Gujjus across the globe!
(You gotta follow me to know me!).
An animal lover by nature, he has 2 cats that only inspire him to write more funny observations on animals (that's one) and give your best even when no-one's listening
(Stand-up ki kadvi sacchaayi).
One thing their 'Hooman' proudly shares to have learnt is how to deal with attitude while at the same time keep his 'cattitude' to all the negativity around
(Haan bhai! I love pussies, lo bol diya finally).
Known for his honest and blunt personality on stage, his performance is a mix of Hindi, English and Gujarati, as per what's required of him. His Stand-up with a musical twist is all you need to beat your blues (or not, anyways!).