San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NCCAF 2017 Presents:
Saturday February 18, 2017 @ 9PM
Aparna Nancherla is delighted you are here. She’s a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. You can also see her on the current season of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central and on the upcoming season of Love on Netflix. In addition, she currently hosts the long-running popular underground New York comedy show, Whiplash at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Monday nights at 11 p.m.
Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C. (it’s all about the Washingtons), but she now resides in the biggest apple in the gosh darn world.
Aparna’s sense of humor tends toward the dry, observational variety, but do be warned, her act runs rampant with absurdism and unregulated whimsy.
Other credits include writer and performer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and appearances on Conan on TBS, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Rooftop Comedy’s Live From the Barrel House, VH1’s “I Love the 2000s”, TruTV’s How to Be a Grown Up and Friends of the People, and Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show. She has also done videos for Above Average, Refinery29, Funny or Die, Slate V, and MTV Other.
In addition to being a 2013 New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, she has also been on numerous lists such as Vulture‘s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015”, Marie Claire‘s Funniest Women of 2015, Time Magazine‘s 140 Top Tweeters of 2014, Jezebel’s Comedy Queens of 2014, Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York”, Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City”, LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch”, Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know”, and Splitsider’s “10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast”. She has also been featured in in Laughspin, BUST Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle India, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine.
You may have heard Aparna on the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, Radio Q on CBC, or seen her at countless festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, OutsideLands, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Great American Comedy Festival.
Comics Aparna has been humbly delighted to open for include John Oliver, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Rob Delaney, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia.
Notable venues and shows she has played include Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Comedy Bang Bang at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (LA), the Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY, the Punchline Comedy Club (SF), the Comedy Bar (Toronto), the DC Improv, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, the Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), and Mottley’s Comedy Club (Boston), as well as a downright upstanding gaggle of colleges.
Aparna is also an experienced improviser, having studied at Washington Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NY and LA, and the Groundlings, as well as Lesly Kahn’s school of acting. She may yet perform with latent-but-powerful independent improv group Mythical Newsroom. She has also acted in various sketches, web videos and series, pilots, and short films.
Unsolicited Testimonial: “Oh geez louise Aparna, you are a unicorn in a field full of basic ass horses.”-My friend & colleague, the great Ahmed Huidobro
No need to print tickets. Be green (and just be prepared to show photo ID at the door).
The Largest Comedy Festival in the Southern United States, produced by the DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill, proudly celebrates its 17th annual comedy party! Our festival celebrates North Carolina comedy and features acts from all over North America including Aparna Nancherla, Emo Philips, Kevin McDonald, Mo Collins, Kevin Allison and RISK!, Eddie Brill, Eric Hunicutt & Holly Laurent, Brian O'Connell, The Josh and Tamra Show ― all performing in local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, February 15-26 2017.
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Produced by DSI Comedy and Zach Ward; NCCAF was created in 2001 to showcase Chicago-style improvisation and educate Carolina audiences.
Over the last 16 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased (and elevated) the comedic arts for audiences in North Carolina, improv acts, films, sketch comics and standup comedians including Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911, Thundermans), "JJ" Walker, Anthony King (UCBT, Broad City), Eddie Brill (Late Show), Charna Halpern, Susan Messing, JImmy Carrane, Bassprov, Jill Bernard, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning, and more.