Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya is a stand-up comic, storyteller, and TV host. She is a favorite at corporate events as well as festivals like the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2013), SF Sketchfest (2013, 2012), the Boston Comedy Festival (2012 semifinalist), and the Women in Comedy Festival (2013). She is the Grand Prize Winner of Comedy Central Asia’s “Ultimate Comedy Challenge” (2013). She was also the Grand Prize Winner of On24′s virtual comedy competition. She is a frequent storyteller on NPR’s “Snap Judgment,” has appeared on PBS’s KQED, and hosted the Emmy-award winning television series “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH.

Like a geek, she bullets her successes:

  • Part of the “Bridgetown Comedy Festival” 2013
  • GRAND PRIZE winner of the “Ultimate Comedy Challenge” on Comedy Central Asia 2013
  • Semifinalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival” 2012
  • Part of 2013, 2012 SF Sketchfest and 2011 Sketchfest at the California Academy of Sciences
  • Featured as part of KQED’s “Black History Month”
  • Favorite on National NPR show “Snap Judgment”
  • Television Host, “High School Quiz Show,” on PBS’s WGBH, recipient of a New England Emmy
  • Spoken and taught workshops at numerous colleges including MIT, USF, Stanford, University of Michigan
  • Taught “Charm School” at M.I.T. where she graduated (twice)
  • She has opened/featured/showcased with comedians such as Maz Jobrani, Anthony Jeselnik, Dick Gregory, Greg Proops, Marc Maron, Will Durst, and even Jello Biafra
  • Worked in finance and tech before switching to a comedy lifestyleTwittersmall Facebooksmall