Dhaya Lakshminarayanan on trading finance for comedy
Bay Area comic Dhaya Lakshminarayanan has shared the stage with the likes of Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo, and she’s a regular contributor to the popular radio show Snap Judgment. But she didn’t start out as a comedian.
First she got two degrees in urban planning and was a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. But at the office, she found herself making jokes all the time. Dhaya stopped by KALW’s studios to talk with Ninna Gaensler-Debs about how she sharpened her comedy skills while navigating the finance industry.
"They found me non-threatening but scary. Which is a good power dynamic if you're a small brown woman in the finance world."