Desi Comedy Fest, the biggest South Asian Comedy Festival in America, comes to New Jersey FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!
Desi Comedy Fest was started in August 2014 by Abhay Nadkarni & Samson Koletkar. In it's opening year the fest featured 11 comics across 4 SOLD OUT shows. In 2017 the festival showcased 40+ comedians on 11 shows on 11 consecutive nights with a total attendance of about 3000. The fest has held shows in Portland, Seattle, San Diego & Los Angeles. In February 2016 it toured for 20 shows in 20 days across 4 cities in India.
Coming to New Jersey for it's east coast debut, this show features 6 diverse comedians:
Abhay Nadkarni (Co-Founder, Featured on NBC, CBS, Huffington Post, originally from Bangalore, raised in Qatar, Schooled in Los Angeles, resides in San Francisco)
Ahmed Bharoocha (Comedy Central half-hour special, Featured on Late Night with Stephen Colbert & Conan O'Brian, Irish-Catholic + Pakistani-Muslim parents)
Melissa Shoshahi (Featured on Laughs on FOX, Iranian American comedian + actor from Los Angeles)
Richard Sarvate (Regular on SF SketchFest, Hollywood Improv, Punch Line Comedy Club)
Samson Koletkar (Co-Founder, BookMyshow's 10 Best Indian-Origin Comedians of the Last Decade, World's only Indian-Jewish comedian from Mumbai)
Usama Siddiquee (Featured on Fusion TV & Huffington Post, Bangladeshi-American)
Come and get a healthy dose of desi-laughter!
** Show is in English **