The Times of India Group Presents the 5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day South Asian stand up comedy extravaganza touring comedy clubs and theaters in nine Northern California cities: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Milpitas, Dublin, and Mountain View. The festival is the largest of its kind in the US and features over 30 South Asian comedians from all over the US, with diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and AbhayNadkarni, founded Desi Comedy Fest to bring together the shared cultural zeitgeist in the South Asian community: usually introverted South Asians are taking to the stage to openly talk about their cultural characteristics while also addressing immigration, race, and other personal experiences of the South Asian diaspora. This year's comics to look out for are Adam Mamawala, Ahmed Bharoocha, Azhar Usman, Alingon Mintra, and Kiran Deol.
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When: August 9 - August 19, 2018
Where: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Milpitas, Dublin, and Mountain View
Cost: $17-$50 (Recommended ages: 18+)