"Maharajas of Comedy" kicks off in New York City

The Maharaja's of Comedy
"The Maharaja's of Comedy" Group Picture Courtesy of Raj Belani Photography

New York, NY, February 20, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Hundreds flock to Mason Hall in New York City at the launch of “The Maharajas of Comedy”. The 'stand-up' comedy show, which features the performances of some of the world's top comedians of South Asian origin, was a huge success with 3 performances on February 15th and 16th. The show was filmed in front of live audience and is set to air on a major television network this spring.

Dancers - The Maharaja's of Comedy
Dance Performance by artists from Aatma Performing Arts, New York

Maharajas of Comedy was hosted by Kunal Nayyar best known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali on the number one network television sitcom for three years, The Big Bang Theory and Gupta in movie series, “Ice Age”.

Performing Comedians include Dan Nainan who has recently performed for President Obama and is known to deliver 100% clean material, Anish Shah headliner for the sold-out No Laughing Matter comedy tour in 2012, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh, who has shared the stage with some of the biggest comedians including Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, and Russell Peters, Mark Saldana, named "The best Indian...if not Asian comic in the country" by The Los Angeles Times, and Paul  Singh, one of the only comedians who can perform in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Lastly, live via tape from India, Papa CJ delivered a special message.  A surprise dance act was also performed by New York based Aatma Performing Arts.

A worldwide tour will begin throughout North America and overseas showcasing an Indian perspective in America from many hilarious viewpoints. This will be an excellent chance for the comedians to showcase their talent in front of a large live audience and provide exposure to a very wide international theatrical and home audience. Papa CJ will be joining the tour at its next date.



Watch a promotional video of Maharajas of Comedy leading up to the show.

Here are some more pictures. For more information on Maharajas of Comedy visit www.maharajas-of-comedy.com.

Anish Shah
Anish Shah

Dan Nainan
Dan Nainan

Kabir
Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh

Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar

Mark Saldana
Mark Saldana

Paul  Singh
Paul  Singh

- Via Neerja Public Relations (press@neerjapr.com)