Dhaya Lakshminarayanan | Snob Theater
Pronounced “Dye-yah,” not “De-hiya” as some may think, is fiery yet enjoyable.
Dhaya is a San Francisco-based comedienne, television host, writer, business consultant, and ubergeek. Her life is comedy– including her traditional Indian upbringing, nerd-pride, childhood in the Deep South, socio-political happenings, and daily amusements in colorful San Francisco.
Before starting in the business of “show,” she taught “Charm School” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she graduated (twice). She’s traveled to Cuba as a researcher, worked as a venture capitalist, chosen to be Ms. August ‘06 Saffron Rare Threads, and attended Democratic National Conventions (twice) as a journalist.
Like a true geek, she has a long list of successes:
- Television Host, “High School Quiz Show,” on PBS’s WGBH, premiered March 22, 2010: Check it out here
- Stand-up comedienne performing in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, winning competitions, selling out shows, and captivating audiences in theaters, clubs, and outdoor arenas
- Plays a Doctor (no, really) on TV (Amgen Commercial), a model for Match.com, and a field reporter for Mom’s Rising Mother of the Decade viral video (2M hits)
- Taught public speaking in Kathmandu, Nepal and 5 major Indian cities.
In her free time she collects action figures, does math problems in her head, meditates, skateboards, and calls her mother.
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan will be performing at Snob Theater on June 24th with musical guests Lia Rose and Kelly McFarling with fellow comedians Joe Gorman, Grant Lyon, and Julian Vance.