Tushar Singh was raised in Huntsville, Alabama with a strict Indian upbringing, a contradiction that set him up for years of awkwardness and an arsenal of stand-up comedy material. As a chubby kid and the only Indian in his grade in elementary school, Tushar recalls sticking out “like a big brown thumb.” Still, he tried hard to fit in and eventually made friends with both rednecks and other “Desis” in his community. It wasn’t until Tushar went to college that he began to question some of the contradictions he’d been raised with. Aspects of Indian culture like the caste system, arranged marriage, sexism, and corruption didn’t bode well with the progressive American ideology he’d come to embrace. These conflicts, as well as the death of his father, led Tushar to stand-up comedy, which he used to explore these issues on stage in a format he’s always been comfortable with: making people laugh.
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Tickets For Upcoming Shows
- Sunday November 13th 05:30PM
- East Village
- ‘I Found My People’ Presented by the New York Comedy Festival
- From South Africa to India Kaneez Surka has constantly been searching for her people but didn't quite find them, so she moved to New York! A city that doesn't give a damn - she's found her people! Watch her recount her experiences and tales featuring some of New Yorks favourite comedians for a night of adventurous stand-up comedy.Current Lineup:Host: Tushar SinghKunal AroraAyanna DookieKaneez Surka