Krish is a socially conscious Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly performs at small theaters, DIY venues, bars, comedy clubs, and colleges across the country. He focuses on idea based stand-up tackling race, religion, immigration, relationships, political and social issues. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds. Mohan has opened for nationally touring headliners (Stewart Huff, Lee Camp, Cameron Esposito, Henry Phillips, Dave Coulier, Dom Irerra) and has had a highly rated & hit shows at the IndyFringe ’15, Pittsburgh Fringe ’17 & the Capital Fringe ’16. He has been featured on NPR and in the Arch City Comedy Festival. Krish is a regular contributor to the Indie Bohemians, a radio show that airs on iHeartRadio and affiliates all across the country. Krish is also the host, writer and creator of “Fork Full of Noodles”, a weekly satire web series that focuses on socio-political issues. Krish also hosts his own podcast called “Taboo Table Talk” where talks to guests about socio-political issues that should be talked about at the dinner table.
“an honest, funny approach to describe how his expectations of moving to America didn’t line up with reality; how he has handled racism…; his relationship with his parents who raised him to be a devout Hindu, yet he is no longer faithful; and even sex education” -NUVO (Indianapolis)
“Mohan’s material is frequently clever if not uproariously funny” Roger Caitlin of the Washington Post
“If you appreciate comedians that deliver a message with style and truth, and make you LOL while they’re delivering the message, then go see the Indian Comedian, unless of course…you’re racist.” -Randy Clark from IndyFringe Talks
“he is a thinking man’s comedian and an astute one at that.” -Tom Alvarez of the Examiner
“a frank, intelligent Indian-American who can address the country’s deepest divides without sounding preachy.” Amanda Kingsbury of the IndyStar
“a playful, provocative stand-up routine” -The DCist
“wry observations about how he’s treated in America as an immigrant, though he uses where he was born and what he looks like as a jumping-off point, not a crutch” -IndyStar
“‘touchy’ subjects are addressed with a personal approach from lifelong experience” -Ben Daniels of the DC Metro Theater Arts
“Comedy’s not always supposed to be comfortable, and Mohan warns at the top that he’s going to get weird and esoteric. He keeps his promise, but fortunately also keeps you laughing” -Alex Walsh of Pittsburgh In the Round
“Approaching Happiness is not out just for laughs (with unabashed dark humor) – Mohan wants to get us talking to each other about these issues as much as he does.” Cayleigh Bolinger of Pittsburgh In The Round
“Not holding back his opinions, Mohan’s subjects depicted society’s contemporary issues, including drug reform, prison for profit, climate change, mental illness and human accountability.” –Salmata Fall, Louisiana State University (Daily Revielle)
“a witty and accurate observation about modern day cultures.” Nick Holstein, West Virginia University (The Daily Athenaum)
“His insights on racism and alienation are presented with a light-hearted touch, which can be very difficult to pull off, especially in our current climate.” -Wendy Carson of Plays with John & Wendy
Audiences have called Krish’s show “brilliant”, “hilarious” and “refreshing” as he “skewers mainstream American ignorance: a nation of foreigners doesn’t seem to know what to make of them”.
You can check out his calendar to see where Krish going to be and when I’m coming to your city! Be sure to subscribe to Krish’s monthly newsletter for updates. You can also subscribe to Krish’s Bandcamp to get exclusive content. Also you can download his 1 hour Comedy Album, “Segways, Race & Love”, recorded at Club Café in Pittsburgh PA. You can also download his second album “Get Krushed Exclamation Point“, recorded at various comedy clubs & indie venues across the country. You can download his 3rd hour of Stand Up Comedy “How Not To Fit In” recored at the Harrisburg Improv Theater and has received high praise! While you’re at it, check out Krish’s profile on Rooftop Comedy as well. Feel free to contact him, to book Krish for a show or just say hello.
|The Cutting Room. New York City, NY||May 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm||FEATURING: An Evening of Comedy with Lee Camp||Tickets: http://bit.ly/NYCCamp|
|TBA. Fairfax, VA||June 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm||HEADLINING: Approaching Happiness Tour|
|Monongalia Arts Center. Morgantown, WV||June 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm||HEADLINING: Approaching Happiness Tour||https://www.facebook.com/events/437781576555216/ $10 cover at the door.|
|The Southern Music Hall & Cafe. Charlottesville, VA||June 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm||HEADLINING: Approaching Happiness Tour||Tickets: coming soon.|
|Dead Crow Comedy Club. Wilmington, NC||June 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm||HEADLINING: Comedy Bingo|