The Desi Comedy Fest was co-founded by comedians and friends Samson Koletkar & Abhay Nadkarni.
Samson Koletkar is the world's only Indian Jewish standup comedian. He has performed all over USA, Canada & India, and has been featured on NBC, CBS, NPR, KRON, NDTV, Asian Jewish Life & Silicon India listed him in "10 Indian Comedians who found success in U.S.". He is also the founder of Comedy Oakland - the #1 Comedy Club in San Francisco Bay Area on Yelp. Samson is originally from Mumbai and has a Master's degree in Computer Software. He quit his tech job to pursure standup.
Abhay Nadkarni is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. He's appeared on CBS, Audible's "America from Abroad with Rob Delaney", been featured in The Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and been part of comedy festivals SF Sketchfest and the World Series of Comedy. He is also the co-creator of "The Setup", a weekly comedy show featured as one of the best underground comedy shows in San Francisco by Thrillist and Timeout.