Diwali Party!

Diwali Party!

Arti Gollapudi, Maya Deshmukh, Alingon Mitra, Sonia Vai, Lal Batti

Thu · November 1, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice. 

Diwali Party!
Diwali Party!
Join Maya Deshmukh & Arti Gollapudi in an eclectic Diwali celebration featuring a diverse line up of Indian & South Asian performers. Arti & Maya will explore and unpack their experiences and general confusion of growing up brown in the ethereal land of Jersey. Join them in learning & celebrating India's festival of lights!
Proceeds will be going to Desis Rising Up and Moving (DrumNYC.org)
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based performance artist who is currently getting her masters in Performance Studies at NYU. She curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at UCB East and Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings Bookstore every other month. Recently, Arti curated a funhouse of rejection NO DICE featuring original artwork, installations, & other people's work as well centered around the feelings of desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance.
Maya Deshmukh
Maya Deshmukh
Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, she is very happy to no longer be bridge and tunnel. Maya trained at the UCB and Magnet theaters, studying improv, musical improv, sketch, and characters with Bobby Moynihan, Sylvia Ozols, Becky Drysdale, Leslie Meisel, and Christian Capozzoli among others.

Maya recently won first place in the NBC/UCB diversity showcase doing characters.

She can be seen at UCB Chelsea performing on Maude night with her sketch team The Classic, as well as her all Asian musical sketch team- AzN PoP also running at UCB Chelsea.

Maya has been featured on Elite Daily, Nick Mom and Funny or Die, among others.

When she is not doing comedy, working, or catching up on Real Housewives (of all cities), she is probably getting yelled at. Maya also works part-time as a general dentist (not a joke.)
Alingon Mitra
Alingon Mitra
Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/