Get Ready for a Laugh Riot at Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area in August

Laughter is the best medicine. If you agree, get ready to laugh as if there is no tomorrow. The fourth Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area will take you on a roller-coaster ride till you drop. Of all San Francisco Bay Area Indian events in August 2017, the comedy festival is a most exciting one. It is an 11-day laugh riot for California Indians from August 10 till August 20. As many as 40 comedians from different walks of life will tickle your ribs at the fourth Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area in August 2017.

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The Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area is the brainchild of two Indian American comedians: Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni. Samson Koletkar aka Mahatma Moses was born and bought up in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. After completing his master’s degree in Computers, he moved to San Francisco. Samson is gifted with witty humor and famous for getting the audience to their toes. Abhay Nadkarni moved from South India to Los Angeles. His comedy prowess is an eclectic mix of humor and sarcasm.

A comedy show like the present ‘Desi Comedy Fest’ was ideated in 2013. Since its inception, it gained momentum and became the ‘Desi Comedy Fest,’ the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Now in its 4th year, the Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area is back with a lineup of 40 South Asian comedians to bring the house down throughout Northern California.

The 11-day annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area in August 2017 will be held in San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Clara, Union City, Alameda, Livermore, Santa Cruz and Mountain View.  

A co-founder and co-producer of Desi Comedy Fest in California, Samson Koletkar believes that it is very important to provide a platform for South Asian voices in the current political climate full of controversies, and humor is a great stress buster.

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Schedule of the 4th Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area in August 2017:

  • Thursday, Aug. 10 @ 8 pm: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
  • Friday, Aug. 11 @ 8 pm: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
  • Saturday, Aug. 12 @ 8 pm: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
  • Sunday, Aug. 13 @ 7 pm: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley
  • Monday, Aug. 14 @ 8 pm: Docs Lab, 124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15 @ 8 pm: Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 @ 8 pm:  Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 @ 8 pm: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
  • Friday, Aug. 18 @ 8 pm: James Logan Center, 1800 H St, Union City
  • Saturday, Aug. 19 @ 8 pm: Bankhead Theater, 2400 1st St, Livermore
  • Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 7 pm: Marines’ Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco

The bitter pills of current socio-political affairs including immigration, racism and travel ban as well as personal experiences of the South Asian Diaspora will be served on a palette of humor, wit, sarcasm and pun. Click here to book your tickets for the Fourth Annual Desi Comedy Fest in San Francisco Bay Area.

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