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Wednesday, January 22 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Desi Comedy Fest

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Desi Comedy Fest is the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. "Desi" countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

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Abhay is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. 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... Read More →
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Asif Ali

Asif Ali is a handpicked favorite from some of the top comedy bookers working today. From his standup in the U.S. and internationally, to many outstanding theatrical roles, he is one of the fastest rising entertainers in the business over the past 7 years in the making. His global... Read More →
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Isha Patnaik

Isha was recently featured in HBO's Women in Comedy Festival and runs Affirmative Reaction, Boston's only stand up show dedicated to Asian and Asian American voices. She was also a runner up in ImprovBoston's Stand Up Throwdown and performed at PIT's Femme Fest. Isha is also an accomplished... Read More →
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Kasha Patel

Kasha Patel was listed on Thrillist magazineís "Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US". She primarily focuses her jokes on her life as an Indian-American and science, producing one of the only science-themed comedy shows in the nation. Kasha presented a TEDx talk called "Sneaking... Read More →
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Raj Sivaraman

Raj Sivaraman is a writer, comedian, and unfunded research scientist. He has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and hosts the monthly show "Monotony!," where comedians talk about their weird, trivial obsessions. Raj has performed in comedy festivals around the country... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard quit tech to do stand up -- oops! He started performing in San Francisco and is now based in Los Angeles. He talks about his experience as a first generation Indian immigrant, mental illness, and why he left Silicon Valley. He has a Half Hour Special "Missed the Window" on... Read More →
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Samson Koletkar

Samson Koletkar 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 was named "10 Best Indian-Origin... Read More →

Wednesday January 22, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Marines' Memorial Theatre