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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

Apr
2
Thu
HOST of the Berkeley Moth Story Slam (theme: FOOLS) @ Freight and Salvage
Apr 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Apr
6
Mon
Monday Night Marsh “Nerd Nation” Excerpt @ The Marsh Theater
Apr 6 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Night Marsh

The Marsh Theater

MainStage Theater | The Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Apr
7
Tue
HOST of The Moth GrandSLAM @ The Castro Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Moth GrandSLAM

The Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Apr
14
Tue
Comedy AllStars @ San Francisco Punchline
Apr 14 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Comedy AllStars
San Francisco Punchline
44 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94612

Apr
16
Thu
Guest Set — Headliner Jackie Kashian @ Rooster T Feathers
Apr 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Guest Set Headliner Jackie Kashian

Rooster T Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
94087

Apr
25
Sat
Stand-Up Sit-Down: LIVE comedy & interview (guest: BOOTS RILEY) @ La Pena
Apr 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Stand-Up Sit-Down

Stand Up Sit Down with Special Guest Boots Riley
LaPena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

Apr
27
Mon
Monday Night Marsh “Nerd Nation” Excerpt @ The Marsh Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday Night Marsh

The Marsh Theater

MainStage Theater | The Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd street
San Francisco, CA 94103

May
15
Fri
Opening for Heather McDonald (from Chelsea Lately) @ Cobbs Comedy Club
May 15 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Opening for Heather McDonald
Cobbs Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Opening for Heather McDonald (from Chelsea Lately) @ Cobbs Comedy Club
May 15 @ 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

Opening for Heather McDonald
Cobbs Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

May
16
Sat
Opening for Heather McDonald (from Chelsea Lately) @ Cobbs Comedy Club
May 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Opening for Heather McDonald
Cobbs Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133