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Desi Comedy Fest returns to San Francisco

The Desi Comedy Fest will have 2 shows on Sunday October 23.

Desi Comedy Fest flyer. Source- Desi Comedy Fest

The biggest South Asian Comedy Festival, ‘The Desi Comedy Fest’ will host a special Diwali event on Oct.23, 2022 at the World Famous Palace Theater in San Francisco.

Founded by San Francisco Bay Area-based comedians Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, the featival will feature some of the funniest and most talented South Asian comedians from across the States who have been featured on Comedy Central, Late Night Talk Shows, Comedy Festivals and won multiple competitions.

The Indian-origin comedians who will perform at the event include Kaneez Surka (South African-Indian-American from New York, has featured on Netflix & Amazon Prime) and Richard Sarvate (Indian-American from Los Angeles, has a Dry Bar Comedy Special and 1.5 million followers on TikTok).

“The comedians this year come from all over the U.S.; we decided not to approach any international comedians due to travel risks. After multiple inquiries from friends and fans about the feasibility of the fest this year, we decided not to skip, even if it meant doing a short run of 2 shows in a single night,” said the world’s only Indian Jewish standup comedian and Desi Comedy Fest co-founder, Koletkar.

“We are excited to schedule this year’s fest on the occasion of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. It’s our first ever Diwali show and we’re thrilled for our audiences to attend the fest,” added Nadkarni.

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