AUGUST 14, MONDAY, 8PM - DOC'S LAB
- 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94133 United States (map)
Doc’s Lab is a versatile subterranean performance venue located at 124 Columbus Avenue between Jackson and Pacific on the western edge of the Jackson Square Historic District—a neighborhood with a long history of food and entertainment dating back to the Barbary Coast Era of the Gold Rush. Inspired by San Francisco, and particularly North Beach’s rich history in literature, culture and the arts, Doc’s Lab offers a unique experience complemented by artisan cocktails and Chef Justin Deering’s cuisine.
$17 online / $22 door (*Lineups are subject to change)
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
An avid traveller and a Standup Comic, Kritarth takes pride in being an engineering drop-out, who later went onto become an arts graduate because his dad wanted him to do a degree. A confused soul, a Brahmin, and a defence brat, his comedy is a combination of all these factors brought to life on stage.
Masala Mayhem Comedy Festival
Sold out standup special "Identity Crisis"
Nik was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Phoenix, Arizona before fleeing west for college. He's now an actor, comedian, and activist in Los Angeles. He has appeared in Comedy Central's Idiotsitter, FreeForm's Kevin From Work, NBC's The Player, HBO's The Comeback, Kasra Farhani's The Good Neighbor, and in commercials for Verizon, AT&T, Liberty Mutual, and Wendy's. Nik is also currently a design and production activist with Art Not War.
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Rahul Pandya is a Bay Area based comedian. His distinctive brand of comedy covers pop culture, social justice issues and how much he hates his day job.
Rooster T Feathers
Richard Sarvate is a San Francisco based comedian with an alternative sense of humor. He is Indian, though his last name was butchered during an immigration debacle. He is a programmer by day and also a programmer by night. But he also finds time to talk about weird stuff on stages. His act consists of quirky observations, impressions, and surreal one-man sketches.
Desi Comedy Fest
Rima Parikh is a St. Louis based comic and Chicago-based unpaid intern. Despite being dubbed “unapproachable” and “downright scary” by the community at large, she is basically a microwaved stick of butter on the inside. She is part of the Chicago based comedy collective, "Simmer Brown". Other credits include writing for Reductress and handing Tim Meadows a luke-warm cup of coffee that one time.
Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world's most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters Degree in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent's dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics - San Francisco. Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor with a first-generation immigrant perspective. Driven by personal trials and tribulations, his subtle satire addresses religious and political hypocrisies, social issues, and day-to-day absurdities of human nature.
Creator/Producer/Performer - Desi Comedy Fest
Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour
As a female scientist and Indian dancer, Trishna Saigal spent the first 30 years of her life making her hard-working immigrant parents proud. But now, she’s making them a touch uncomfortable by pursuing stand-up comedy! In addition to searching for her long-lost lover, she is bringing the funk, she’s got her Jersey attitude, and she’s laying down her femme-power goofy wit.
The Mermaid Show
Cinder Block Festival
Zahid Dewji is a stand-up comic of East African/Indian descent currently residing in Houston, Texas. Zahid actively features in clubs around Texas and is the current host of the popular monthly showcase BAD IDEA and producer of the weekly $2 Bill Show at The Secret Group. In addition, Zahid has been on Oddball Comedy Fest (Houston), Hell Yes! Fest, Come and Take It Comedy Festival, & Houston Whatever Fest and has shared the stage with great acts like Mark Normand, Myq Kaplan, Eric Andre, & Tom Segura.
Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
Funniest in Houston 2016 Finalist