• Kuumbwa Jazz Center (map)
  • 320 Cedar St # 2
  • Santa Cruz

3 rd Annual Desi Comedy Fest. An 11-day/9- city comedy festival featuring South Asian comedians from around the globe. 

Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, will present The 3 rd Annual Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day stand up comedy extravaganza taking place at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, San Jose, Union City, Kenwood, Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. The festival, the largest of its kind in the US, runs August 11-21 and features South Asian comedians from 9 countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

[Desi (pronounced “THEY-see”) is a term for the cultures and products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. Desi countries include India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives.]