The “East Meets Midwest” Comedy Tour features South Asian comedians THAT are hungry and ready for the spotlight. Fighting against the homogenization of minorities are four performers who may be South Asian by heritage, but different in every other areas. These four have been performing tirelessly for years and have come together for this very special tour. Special guests will be added at each city stop.
“East Meets Midwest” will feature Chicago’s own Prateek Srivastava and Raghu Adibhatla, performing alongside NYC’s own Rishi Mathur and Nikki Chawla. Each of these comics provides a unique lens of what it is like growing up a first generation minority in America. Audiences will fall in love with the raw, personal, political, and cultural humor presented by this show. “East Meets Midwest” strives to put on a show that sifts through all the bullshit while showcasing HILARIOUS and DIVERSE lineups. The variety of comedians on this show is unmatched and audiences are in for a one of a kind experience. This show will feature performers featured at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, NBC’s Break Out Festival, NPR and more!
HOST: Penny Oswin
Prateek Srivastava (Performed at NBC Breakout Festival, Featured on NPR)
Rishi Mathur (Stress Factory, Caroline's)
Nikki Chawla (seen on some of SNL’s Commercial Parodies, Gotham Comedy Club)
Kwasi Mensah (Opened for Aparna Nancherla, Co Hosts Laughing Liberally)