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Crosscurrents

Laughing with Desi Comedy Festival co-creators Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni

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The Desi Comedy Festival is the only South Asian comedy festival in the country.

It's based in the Bay Area and features shows in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Berkeley and Fremont from August 10th to the 20th. Co-creators and comedians Samson Koletkar and AbhayNadkarni spoke with KALW’sHana Baba about what the word "Desi" means, the rise of South Asian comedy, and what festival-goers can expect. 

Samson Koletkar: When immigrants talk about immigrant comedy situations, it does sound more funny because it's more true.

Click the audio player to hear the full interview.

 

This interview originally aired in August of 2015.