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Friday, January 24 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Facial Recognition Comedy

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Facial Recognition Comedy is a nationally touring stand-up show, weekly podcast, and expanding comedy brand featuring female-identifying performers of South Asian descent. Our goal is to showcase the vast diversity within our demographic and combat tokenism. We are here to dispel the Hollywood myth that “there can only be one” type of minority entertainer per project. Basically, this show was created to let everyone know that we are NOT the same person!

In 2018, Facial Recognition Comedy was listed as one of New York Times‘ top 5 shows to see at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival, and has been featured in Vulture’s Splitsider. In 2019, Facial Recognition Comedy was featured in VoyageLA and Daily Beast. We’ve sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, and San Diego, and sold out our SF Sketchfest shows two years in a row! Past performers have included Aparna Nancherla and Russell Peters guest-hosting.

Our live stand-up show has a monthly residency in Santa Monica at the Westside Comedy Theater at 9pm on the second Sunday of every month. The weekly Facial Recognition Comedy podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, and Spreaker, with a new episode every Tuesday. Check out our calendar for upcoming shows and events! This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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Amamah Sardar

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Fizaa Dosani

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Mahesh Kotagi

Mahesh Kotagi is a stand up comedian based in NYC/LA.  He has been featured on multiple comedy festivals including the Burbank Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival to name a few!  He also co-hosts the podcast "No More Tokens!" which is about... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan is a biomedical engineer, stand-up comedian, improviser, and actor. She’s performed all over the US and India. Pallavi co-produces the Facial Recognition Comedy stand-up show and podcast, and has been featured in Splitsider, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and the... Read More →
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Subhah Agarwal

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Zahra Ali

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Zahra Noorbakhsh

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Friday January 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

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