SONYA VAI is an NYC-based and now quarantined Comedian. She was recently featured in the New York Comedy Festival's "Facial Recognition" show, hailed by the New York Times as one of the "Top 5" to watch. Before the world came to a hault, Sonya performed nightly at venues such as the New York Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, Gotham, and the Stand NY. She's currently performing virtually in the comfort of her tiny apartment wearing sweatpants. She's appeared in comedy festivals across the country including Desi Fest, the All Jane Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy, and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. She's also starred in numerous TV commercials, most notably one promoting a treatment for a Blood Disease. Sonya also enjoys being a frequent guest on United Stations Radio and Compound Media. You can follow her on every platform except Tik Tok @sonyavai - http://sonyavai.com/
ALI MEHEDI - Has performed at Absolute Comedy Club and Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Toronto, Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club, Standup NY, and West Side Comedy Club, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. Featured at the New York City 2018 FunnYmmigrants Comedy Festival where he performed his first half hour. He was also one of the NYC semi-finalists in the 2018 StandUp NBC nationwide search for comedian competition. He won the 2019 Boston Satellite for the World Series of Comedy. He also got selected to perform at the 2019 Laughing Devil Festival and 2019 Finger Lake Comedy Festival. Co-producer and co-host of a monthly show called The Young and the Awkward at the Comedy Bar, and a weekly open mic called The Week-End Show. He also runs a Joke workshop called “Joke Workshop with Ali Mehedi” in New York City. - https://www.alimehedi.com/
KASHA PATEL - Named one of the "Best Undiscovered Comedians" in the U.S. by Thrillist magazine, Kasha Patel has a unique voice that couples life as an Indian-American and her love for science. Founder of "DC Science Comedy," she produces science-themed comedy shows in the nation's capital featuring funny jokes, stories, and songs. She gave a TEDx talk called “Sneaking Science into Stand-Up” where she shares a series of surprising revelations pulled from her analysis of more than 500 of her stand-up jokes. She has been featured in The Washington Post, BBC World News, the Travel Channel, the Science Channel, and hosted a mini series on NASA TV. She also hosts a podcast called "Science Comedy Paradox" that covers any and all topics at the intersection of comedy and science. - https://www.kashapatel.com/comedy/
RAJIV SATYAL - "First person in history to perform standup on all 7 continents"
Rajiv Satyal is a Los Angeles-based comedian/host with some interesting claims to fame: Rajiv opened for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of 17,000 people. He made the massively viral I AM INDIAN video, which has been seen over 50 million times, shared by Bollywood stars, and used to introduce the Indian Prime Minister in Shanghai and Dubai. He has opened for Russell Peters more than any other Indian comedian. Rajiv has opened multiple times for Tim Allen, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jo Koy, Kevin Nealon, and Dave Chappelle, and even opened Chappelle’s very first show after his much-publicized African hiatus. One night in New York City, Satyal closed the show at Gotham Comedy Club, following one of his heroes, Jerry Seinfeld. Satyal performs weekly at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. Rajiv is the only person ever to perform standup comedy on all seven continents; in December 2019, he became the first person ever to do standup on Antarctica. He co-created the world-touring Make Chai Not War, a Hindu/Muslim stand-up show. Rajiv has written and performed three 100-min one-person shows, each one with a different theme. In 2019, the subject is politics, culminating in a performance at the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2017, Taking a Stand, all about music, led him to become the first standup comic ever to perform at Spotify. And back in 2013, Rajiv wrote No Man’s Land, a show about his dating life that sold out all performances from LA to NY to San Francisco to Cincinnati. This show actually led to Satyal’s marriage, which itself had a comedic arc: Rajiv proposed to his girlfriend while opening for Kevin Nealon, and at his wedding, Russell Peters finally opened for him! - http://rajivsatyal.com/