Stand-up Comedy: Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is delighted you are here. She’s usually in New York herself. She’s a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. Last year, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s new label, Bentzen Ball Records, as well as recording a half hour special for Comedy Central.
Currently, you can see her on HBO’s Crashing, and the new seasons of both Master of None and Love, both on Netflix. She also popped up on the most recent season of Inside Amy Schumer. You can also catch Aparna on the upcoming Comedy Central show, Corporate. Aparna was named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone, as well as one of the “25 Best Comedians of 2016” by Paste Magazine.
Aparna most recently wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, as well as Debate Wars on Seeso. In addition, she currently hosts the long-running popular underground New York comedy show, Whiplash at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Monday nights at 11 p.m.
She also made an absurdist web series with comedy diamond parade Jo Firestone called Womanhood for Refinery29, as well as a comedic self-help podcast called Blue Woman Group with the funniest and most transcendent depresso maven around, Jacqueline Novak.
Aparna’s sense of humor tends toward the dry, observational variety, but do be warned, her act runs rampant with absurdism and premeditated whimsy.