American Indiot is Anish Shah
's hilarious look at what it means to grow up Indian in the US. From Moms who are very comfortable threatening bodily harm to Dads who would prefer that your first date coincides with your wedding date, growing up Indian has it's own unique and quirky challenges. This show celebrates all that it means to be a Desi kid...and an inevitable disappointment to your parents. And who better to explain that than a guy who spent his Dad's money on a Yale education...and then became a comedian?
Anish has performed in over 20 countries, taped 2 comedy specials, and told jokes at more than 50 universities, such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern. He also just completed a comedy tour of India and has written for CBS.
$25 Adv – $30 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
After getting an MBA from Yale and spending five years working up the corporate ladder at the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, Anish Shah wandered into a comedy club open mic, told some jokes, and set off on a career in comedy...turning his B-School degree into a $100,000 piece of wall decor. Since then, Anish has done stand up all over the word, filmed two specials, and performed at over 100 colleges and corporations across the globe.
Most recently, he was one of 6 people selected, out of thousands, for NBC's Late Night Writer's Workshop and was also a writer on the CBS Diversity Showcase. Anish also recently headlined the 50-city tour, "American Indiot" performing at UC Berkeley, University of Texas, and NYU. His long-running show at Carolines on Broadway, "International Incident," has been selected multiple times for the prestigious New York Comedy Festival.
Anish has also starred in commercials for Lufthansa, Allstate, Dropbox, and Marriott. As an actor, he has also played the lead in an independent film while performing in numerous plays and musicals. With so much going on, it’s no wonder DesiClub named Anish one the 50 Coolest South Asians in the world, alongside Salman Rushdie, Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Time Editor-At- Large Bobby Ghosh, and writer/actress Mindy Kaling.