AUGUST 16, WEDNESDAY, 8PM - MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
- 500 Castro Street Mountain View, 94041 United States (map)
Located in the heart of the downtown, MVCPA is intelligently designed with state-of-the-art technology. The Center is perfectly suited for its stated goal - to host a comprehensive performing arts program for a culturally diverse community.
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
Arish Singh is a Chicago-based comedian who has opened for national acts like Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) and W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased). Singh has been featured in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and the Crom Comedy Festival. In Chicago, Singh co-produces SolidHilarity, a comedy show that raises money for activists and labor unions, is a producer for Woke-Up Stand-Up, and is a contributing writer for the progressibe talk show Good Evening with Pat Whalen.
Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2017
Limestone Comedy Festival
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.
World Series of Comedy
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Japanese comedian, Kazu Kusano, drops a bomb on the status quo of the perception of Asian women. Through her quirky humor, you will witness the odd experiences of a Japanese woman in 21st century America. With her jokes and comedic characters like Hiyayakko the Geisha and Sumo Girl, she shares culture clashes, interracial marriage, and lifelong challenges with her schizophrenic family. She destroys Asian stereotypes. Kazu recently appeared on KTLA(FOX) Good Day LA and romantic comedy movie, The Bandit Hound.
Good Day LA on FOX
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
Pallavi is an Indian American comedian from Los Angeles. She has performd all over USA & India, and also runs her own weekly mic/show - Mom Party at Next Stage Theater
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
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
Vik does stand-up in case he doesn’t tell you that 5 seconds into meeting him. He’s very proud of his sock game and whiskey knowledge.
Opened for Roywood Jr. of The Daily Show
Opened for Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show