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Saturday, January 20 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Desi Comedy Fest

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Desi Comedy Fest, America's premier South Asian comedy extravaganza, brings its uproarious show to SF Sketchfest! Co-created by visionary comedians Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar in San Francisco Bay Area, this is the biggest South Asian comedy festival in America and celebrates subcontinental diversity with punchlines that transcend boundaries. Catch them on their return show - Desi Comedy Fest at SF Sketchfest - where cultural hilarity meets international acclaim. ($40 Front/Center, $30 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
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Abhay Nadkarni

Born in Delhi, raised in Doha and Bangalore, Abhay Nadkarni's unique third culture upbringing infuses his comedic style with a refreshing perspective. Abhay's journey into stand-up comedy began as an escape from the mundane, utilizing voices, impressions, and characters to captivate... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard Sarvate quit tech to do stand-up. Oops! He started performing in San Francisco in 2011 and now lives in Los Angeles. He talks about his experience as a first-generation Indian immigrant, mental illness, and his time in Silicon Valley. Watching Richard perform is hilariously... Read More →
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Kiran Deol

Kiran Deol is a stand-up comedian/actor who starred on the NBC/Hulu comedy "Sunnyside" from Mike Schur and Kal Penn, in addition to other shows like "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Modern Family". She stars opposite Alex Winter and Jonah Ray in "Destroy All Neighbors", coming to... Read More →
avatar for Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes). Comedy Central Asia crowned her Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. KQED named her one of the twenty... Read More →
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Samson Koletkar

Samson's comedy is a unique blend of his Indian background, Jewish roots, and American life. His clean comedy has been described as cerebral, witty, & refreshing, and is most enjoyed by those who prefer caffeine over alcohol. He has entertained audiences across USA, Canada, and India... Read More →
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Elizabeth Aziz

Elizabeth Aziz is a Pakistani-American comic, actress, and writer from Chicago, IL. Her humor deals with class, race, trauma, addiction, and spirituality. She’s currently based in Los Angeles and performs at clubs all over the country.instagram.com/elizabethannaziz... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2024 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133