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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll. Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” (2013). Her list of credits include the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2013), SF Sketchfest (2013, 2012), the Boston Comedy Festival (2012 semifinalist), the Women in Comedy Festival (2013), the Limestone Comedy Festival (2014) and Laugh Your Asheville Off (2014). In addition, Dhaya is a storyteller appearing on NPR’s Snap Judgment, The Risk podcast Live in Austin, and ON24’s “Best Travel Disaster Story.” She is currently the host of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM after winning a Moth StorySLAM (2013) and competing in the GrandSLAM at the Castro Theater (capacity 1400). She has opened/featured for or worked with the following: Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Behrendt, Myq Kaplan, Jello Biafra, Dick Gregory, Anthony Jeselnik, Maz Jobrani, and Greg Proops. Dhaya is also an on-camera host. The premiere year of the PBS series, High School Quiz Show, which she hosted won an Emmy. She has been selected for honors/awards/programs by Movement Generation and The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco. The Boston Globe, The Bay Guardian, and The San Jose Mercury News have all run profiles about her.

Upcoming Shows

Feb
4
Wed
HOST of the Berkeley Moth Story Slam (theme: SNOOPING) @ Freight and Salvage
Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Feb
8
Sun
Panic & Give Up: My Funny, Bloody Valentine @ Konservatory (a Secret Speakeasy)
Feb 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Panic & Give Up: My Funny, Bloody Valentine

Konservatory (A Secret Speakeasy location)
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Feb
9
Mon
Marga Gomez’s Performerama @ Oasis
Feb 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Oasis
298 11th St.
San Francisco , CA 94114

Feb
11
Wed
Headlining New Talent Night @ Rooster T Feathers
Feb 11 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Headlining New Talent Night

157 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
94087

Feb
19
Thu
Opening Act for Maz Jobrani @ San Jose Improv
Feb 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Opening Act for Maz Jobrani

San Jose Improv Comedy Club
62 S. Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Feb
20
Fri
Opening Act for Maz Jobrani @ Nourse Theater
Feb 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening for Maz Jobrani

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Feb
21
Sat
Dis/Orient/Ed Comedy @ The Tower Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Disoriented Comedy

The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
815 East Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

Mar
3
Tue
Breast Cancer Action’s 3rd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser @ The Brava Theater
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Breast Cancer Action’s 3rd Annual Variety Show Fundraiser

The Brava Theater
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

May
30
Sat
Crows Literary Event at OctoSpace Literary Salon @ Octopus Literary Salon
May 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Nerd Nation: A work-in-progress Presented by APICC @ Exit Theater
May 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM