Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (AKA scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber). In fact, she currently writes for and sometimes appears on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX.
Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C. (it’s all about the Washingtons), but she now splits her time between coasts, like an indecisive weather system.
Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical take on the world.
Her credits include LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch”, Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know”, Splitsider’s “10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Last Comic Standing, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, NPR, Laughspin, Funny or Die, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, TimeOut NY, and Slate V.
Comics Aparna has opened for include Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia.
Venues and shows she has played include the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Comedy Bang Bang at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (LA), Whiplash at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC), the Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, the Purple Onion, the DC Improv, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, the Lincoln Lodge, and Mottley’s Comedy Club, as well as a myriad of colleges.
Aparna is also an enthusiastic improv performer with Mythical Newsroom.
P.S. Every time someone reads Aparna Nancherla’s bio, a puppy gets its wings.