Desi Comedy Fest is the largest annual South Asian comedy festival in America featuring the funniest South Asian comedians from around the globe.
Now in its 4th year, the 2017 edition presents 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent. We also have comedians from various minority groups and the LGBTQ community. The comedians are raw, hilarious and some of the best in the business. The comedians this year come from all over USA, Canada, South Africa and India, and have been on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and The Late show on Letterman.
Day 4 of the 11 night extravaganza will be held in Berkeley's amazing Freight & Salvage theater. Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, was characterized by a free-wheeling mix of anti-establishment politics, radical life-style experimentation, struggles for racial and gender equality, and a profound respect for traditional cultures able to survive and even flourish outside the commercial "mainstream." Since its founding in 1968, the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse has been deeply rooted in that aspect of Berkeley's culture that embraced freedom, tolerance, cooperation, and innovation.
Lineup for August 13, Sunday 7pm
Abhay Nadkarni (HuffPo)
Arjun Banerjee (Desi Comedy Fest)
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (NPR)
Karmen Naidoo (Comedy Central South Africa)
Kritarth Srinivasan (Masala Mayhem Comedy Festival)
Richard Sarvate (SF Punchline)
Rima Parikh (Simmer Brown)
Saad Haroon (CONAN)
Samson Koletkar (NPR)
*Lineups are subject to change
Please be at the venue early.
Tickets are $40 online / $50 at the door.