Nilesh Vaidya has spent 25 years as an advertising writer and creative director. He has written many ads, some of them funny. Being a little slow on the uptake, he was 46 years old when he realised that it was possible to write funny stuff for yourself, too, and this did not need big production budgets or a client brief. Happily, this realisation coincided with the onset of his midlife crisis, and he started doing stand-up comedy. It's been two years of stand-up shows, and no one has asked him to sit down yet.