Aakash Mehta is a comedian, musician and all round nice guy who plies his trade all over India. Over the last 5 years, Aakash has worked on films, in television, on youtube and performed all over the country in three different languages (Hindi, English and Gujarati). All this while completing his law degree and diploma in audio engineering. His stand up is personal and anecdotal, dwelling on shared experiences about growing up in urban India while also touching upon tough to talk about issues like sexual repression and depression amongst others.
Comedy Central's The Living Room Canvas Laugh Club, Mumbai
Abhay moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. "But Why?" would be an obvious reaction. Maybe he had a death wish or maybe he wanted to see if Training Day was legit or maybe USC was the only school willing to give him an education. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his experience as an immigrant in the US.
Creator/Producer/Performer - Desi Comedy Fest SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival
Amogh Ranadive is a professional stand up comedian and humour writer. He has been performing for the past 5 years, having done shows all across the country at prestigious venues like Canvas Laugh Club, Comedy Store, NCPA (Mumbai), Counter Culture, Chowdiah Memorial Hall (Bangalore), Manhattan Pub, India Habitat Centre, Epicentre Auditorium (Delhi). He has also played the Singapore Comedy Fringe Festival at the Singapore Repertory Theatre, and done shows at Moshi Moshi Bollywood and NTUC Auditorium (Singapore)
The Comedy Store (London) Crawley Rugby Club (Crawley)
WAnthony Pappaly is the son of two immigrant parents and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He regularly performs at clubs, cafes, laundromats, Uber cars, and pretty much anywhere there are folks willing to lend an ear. He recently performed as the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts for the 2016 Laugh for Lives event, and you can also see him this year at the 2016 Burbank Comedy Festival. Anthony is always striving and thriving to find more ways to disappoint his Indian parents, who wish he pursued medicine.
2016 AADP Laugh for Lives - Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Finalist 14th Annual Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition
Arun is a American-born, Hong Kong-Raised, Indian Comedian, that speaks Fluent Chinese, Broken Telugu, Horrific Hindi and British English with an American Accent. He's routines are cultural commentary explained through the misunderstandings he's constantly getting in because of his background. He's performed all across Asia and is looking forward to performing for you soon.
Azhar Usman is a Chicago-based standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News. Besides appearing regularly on television, and in numerous documentary and independent films, he served as executive producer of Mo Amer's new one-hour standup special "Legally Homeless", and most recently, served as a creative consultant on Hannibal Buress' 2016 Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado."
America's Funniest Muslim (CNN) 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (Georgetown)
Buried deep within the most luxuriant beard in comedy lives DJ Sandhu’s silver tongue just aching to get out and spread its diabolical thoughts. From Sacramento, CA, Sandhu decided to break his parents’ hearts by sharing his absurd opinions with strangers rather than going to med school like a responsible, well-adjusted adult. From the World Series of Comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and everywhere in between, Sandhu has worked with some of the industry’s legends including Bret Ernst, Dat Phan, Carl LaBove, Tommy Davidson, and Godfrey…all of which leave his mother incredibly disappointed that he didn’t choose a better life path.
Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and social justice shill. She is a host and producer with AJ+, the online channel of Al Jazeera Media Network. As a stand up comic Francesca has performed around the Bay Area including at the the Punchline Showcase, Cobb's Comedy Showcase, and at the Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles.
Hans Kim is a Seattle comedian whose comedy style has been described as "interesting" and "nice". He often has the audience smiling at some of his jokes. Hans Kim is a big player on the social networking scene through the website http://www.facebook.com/, where he has amassed hundreds of friends.
Finalist Seattle International Comedy Competition Performer at Bumbershoot
Imran G hits the stage with intensity and clever quips that keep his audience enthralled and roaring with laughter. The Seattle native has performed from coast to coast and honed an act to entertain audiences of all sizes, shapes, and tastes. Imran is now based in the Bay Area and has performed around the country at Comedy clubs, Theaters and Festivals as well as the NBC Standup for Diversity Showcase.
Irene Tu is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. She was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians” in 2016 by the SFist and has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area including Laugh Function, Man Haters, and Hysteria. She is also a co-producer of The Mission Position in San Francisco.
Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh is Fresh off his "Comedy Central" Debut on the hit comedy show "Gabriel Iglesias's Stand-Up Revolution," A high-energy, crowd-pleasing comic with an in-your-face attitude and razor-sharp wit, Kabeezy's won numerous comedy competitions, including taking first place two years in a row at the Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition, but most importantly won the 2014 39th Annual "SF International Comedy Competition"by coming in first place in all 5 shows in the Final Round which was the first time that happened in It's rich 39 year history.
Kevin Munroe is a Comedian and Actor based in Los Angeles by way of San Francisco. He got into comedy after surviving a graduate degree in Computer Science, because while standup is still mostly guys, at least there's beer. Kevin was 1st Runner Up in Rooster T. Feathers' Comedy Competitions 2 years running, and was featured at the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He was co-creator of "Ebony and Irony Show", and opened for many national headliners including Tracy Morgan, W. Kamau Bell & Tim Meadows.
San Francisco Punchline Orbitz Featured comic for San Francisco
Originally from Texas, Mahesh Kotagi moved to New York and is making a name for himself. He was part of the 2016 Carolines' on Broadway Comedy Madness, The Crossroads Comedy Festival in 2015, and Make Me Laugh Albany 2014. He produces and hosts Inside Jokes and co-produces the All Brown Comedy Throwdown. He also recently had his first national TV appearnce on the Animal Planet Show, Monsters Inside Me. Oh and he rescues puppies daily. Although he did write this... so take that last bit with a grain of salt.
MTV Snapchat Commercial Crosstown Comedy Festival 2016
Manish was born and raised, and is only 5 feet tall. OK! to be true 4'11'', but on a good day with the right shoe he can get up to %'. His comedy addresses his ethnicity and size and then he moves to global concerns like texting and hugging a woman properly.
Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and actress based in Los Angeles. Performing across the county and Canada, Melissa brings her witty personality to the stage and knows no limits when it comes to comedy - culture, politics, race and gender are all fair game. Melissa also offers insight and humor regarding her unique upbringing.
Milan Patel is a stand up comedian from Seattle, WA. He has regularly performed in Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Comedy festival and has produced sketch and stand-up shows in Seattle. He currently lives in Portland, OR and is quickly becoming one of Portland's favorite new comedians to watch. His comedy style ranges from dead-pan jokes to biting observational pieces to lighting fast crowd-work. He has opened for many Asian American comedians including Rajiv Satyal, Wilfred Padua, and Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley.
Bumbershoot Music/Comedy Festival in Seattle, WA Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR
Mona Shaikh is a Pakistani American comedian from NYC based in Los Angeles. She recently graced the cover of Newsweek and has been featured in The Guardian, LA Weekly and Huffington Post to name a few. She tours domestically and internationally and has her own show at The World Famous Comedy Store.
MONROK is synonymous with one word and one word only, MONROK. Daughter of immigrants from India, her father an eccentric and award winning math professor, her mother a gay rights activist (who according to Monrok doesn’t know any gay people) Comedian, writer and actress Monrok has a unique take on life. She was born in Sydney, Australia, then moved to the suburbs of DC, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She has also spent a lot of time in Europe and considers herself “Australian by Birth, American by location, French by cold, judgmental heart.”
Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts. Aside from just performing standup, he currently produces a few shows in LA including "Unnecessary Evil" at the Westside Comedy Theater, which was recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 10 stand up shows. You can catch Neel every week at his show on the Westside where he has shared the stage with comedians like Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Laura Kightlinger, and even Yakov Smirnoff.
Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party Viceland's Flophouse
Neeraj Srinivasan is a comedian from Boise, ID now residing in Portland, OR. A first generation Indian-American, he found a passion for stand-up comedy in college and has been performing all over the Northwest ever since. Neeraj delivers his unique perspective on dealing with race, millennial life and John Denver’s greatest hits; all while maintaining his enthusiasm and whimsical attitude.
Cleveland Comedy Fest 2015 Crom Comedy Festival 2016
Nishant Tanwar is an Indian Stand-up comedian and Indie Filmmaker. Apart from his home country India, He has performed in USA, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. He has performed at over 700 shows at premier venues and for corporate giants across India. He is one of the few comedians who is featured on Comedy Central India's website. Nishant's performances are regularly aired on NDTV.