Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, will present The 3rd Annual Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day stand up comedy extravaganza taking place at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California.
Desi ("THEY-see") is a term for the cultures and products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit, meaning Land or Country.
The Desi Comedy Fest comedians are stacking up trophies at various competitions including San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, and The MOTH StorySLAM.
Comedians traveling abroad include:
- Shazia Mirza, London (Shows: Berkeley, San Jose, Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 17-21)
- Sundeep Rao, India (SF Closing Night, August 21)
- Vasu Primlani, India (Shows: Berkeley, Union City, Livermore, August 17, 19, & 20)
- Saad Haroon, Pakistan (Shows: Livermore and SF Closing Night, August 20-21)
- Naveed Mahbub, Bangladesh (Shows: Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 19-21)