FEB 12 NOCAF LA NUIT (Ahmed Bharoocha & Mark Normand) 7PM SHOW
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Ahmed Bharoocha -
Ahmed Bharoocha - Ahmed Bharoocha is quickly becoming a household name amongst comics and comedy fans alike. Having only been in LA for two years, his sketch group Dead Kevin was featured on "Tosh.0," Comedy Central and named by LAWeekly as one of the top comedy acts to watch, and he was selected as one of the "New Faces" of the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.
Ahmed was handpicked by The Tonight Show’s Eddie Brill to perform in the Great American comedy festival, and in 2010 he won the Magner’s Comedy Festival. He has been a regular in several other notable fests including Glasgow, Boston Comedy Fest, Seattle Comedy Fest, RIOT LA, Bridgetown Comedy Fest and many others.
Currently, he tours nationally and performs regularly at LA’s top comedy clubs The Comedy Store, The Improv and the Laugh Factory. He is a favorite in the Boston comedy scene where he got his start, and still holds residence at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge. Ahmed has performed with headliners Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Gary Gulman, Andy Samberg, and others. He was born into an Irish Catholic/Pakistani Muslim household, and discovered his passion for entertaining at a young age making films with his older sister and his best friend. During college Ahmed got a job as a dishwasher at a comedy club in R.I. After working there for a year, washing dishes, watching comedy and writing, he finally made the move from the kitchen to the stage and hasn’t washed a dish since.
Mark Normand -
Mark Normand is a fun, New York comedian. So far in 2013, Mark appeared on TBS’s CONAN, Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, MTVx’s INSIDE JOKE, and won Carolines March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and taped the pilot of “Best Week Ever” for Vh1. He also appeared on the most recent season of “Last Comic Standing” for NBC. Mark is also an accomplished writer, with recent shorts appearing on sites such as MSN and The Huffington Post. Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC Mark now runs two comedy shows, one of which is recorded for a popular podcast called 'We're all Friends Here' on Breakthruradio.com; the other “Hot Soup” runs at Ella Lounge in the east village. Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. Mark still lives in New York City.
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