dhaya-lakshminarayanan

Sunday May 31st

The Colossal Show and Tales is a themes storytelling show where invited raconteurs will share their true life stories live as part of APICC’s Asian American Festival! It’s like this American Life meets TEDtalk without the expectations of being critically acclaimed.

This May, performers will be sharing their stories about Sparking Light. They’re welcomed to interpret the theme freely, so long as the story is true and about themselves. After each story, hosts David Nguyen and Imran G will conduct a brief interview to get to know more about each story teller.

Featuring stories from:

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
George Chen
Stefanie Chow
Tim Kim
Christy Chan

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So much thanks to everyone who came out to Snob Theater on May 25th. We are forever grateful to the splendid comedians and talented musicians that graced our stage that night. It was another impressive show for Snob Theater.

Special thanks again to Coree Spencer and Nicole Calasich for their assistance.

Keep checking back for the official line-up of our final Snob Theater show at The Dark Room Theater.

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A visitor tells host Dhaya Lakshminarayanan what he thinks about “Year of the Drowned Dog” by Eric Fischl.

Friday Aug 29th

I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

It’s that time again. 
IT’S I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS! 
Comics will cut out most of their bullshit act and leave you with the joke/jokes they keep closest to their hearts- their closers. Jam packed with their own personal favorites, old faithfuls and maybe even some new tricks, I’ll Leave You With This will teach these comics their ABCs- ALWAYS. BE. CLOSING. 

This month is super special, because Labor Day Weekend is upon us again, meaning two things-

1. We celebrate the Labor Movement with a day off to drink and

2. EVERYONE IN STEAMPUNK GOGGLES IS AT BURNING MAN!

Come celebrate your freedom from dreadlocks and 80 hour work weeks with us! 

This week’s line up- 
George Chen
Land Smith-Abbinante
Ron Chapman
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Drew Platt
Jesse Fernandez
Kaseem Bentley
Nato Green

and your host
Jane Harrison

8pm 
$10
drinks/snacks available

Comedy Bodega marks on year in business on January 17th! I know this flyer is super busy but you know we do things like our tia from hoarders. Celebrate with us the only way we know how. With FREE COMEDY. Mark Davis one of America’s original Gay Comedy Icons, two Comedy Central specials makes a long overdue return to San Francisco. And our all time favorite Dhaya Lakshminarayanan from NPR’s snap judgement. One of Esta Noche’s favorite drag acts and a very funny comica Miss Persia will add some sexiness. Kate Willett brings her dark fun to the party. And the producer and award winning comic Marga Gomez will bask and bask in comic glory.

cheap drinks and free chicken wings.

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See comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan at Snob Theater on May 25th at 10PM. He will be accompanied byKarl Hess (Montreal Just For Laughs, G4 TV, Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Mike Drucker (wrote for SNL, The Onion, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and the amazing Rory Scovel (Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, CONAN). 

And of course our musical guests will include dark folk artists Whiskerman and Tea Leaf Green lead songwriter and keyboardist Trevor Garrod

Snob Theater featuring Rory Scovel and Trevor Garrod (of Tea Leaf Green)

You are cordially invited to another classy night of music and humor hosted by none other than Snob Theater. This night of smart humor and brilliant music will be accompanied by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (SF Sketchfest, High School Quiz Show, NPR), Karl Hess (Montreal Just For Laughs, G4 TV, Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Mike Drucker (wrote for SNL, The Onion, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and the amazing Rory Scovel (Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, CONAN).

And of course our musical guests will include dark folk artists Whiskerman and Tea Leaf Green lead songwriter and keyboardist Trevor Garrod.

This is a rare chance to experience these artists in an intimate environment, in affect, seating is very limited.


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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.