Here are short bios of these well-known comedians:
Kasha Patel: Named one of the “Best Undiscovered Comedians” in the U.S. by Thrillist magazine, Kasha Patel has a unique voice that couples life as an Indian-American and her love for science. Founder of “DC Science Comedy,” she produces science-themed comedy shows in the nation’s capital featuring funny jokes, stories, and songs. She recently gave a TEDx talk called “Sneaking Science into Stand-Up” where she shares a series of surprising revelations pulled from her analysis of more than 500 of her stand-up jokes. She has been featured in The Washington Post, BBC World News, the Travel Channel, the Science Channel, and hosted a mini series on NASA TV.
Maher K. Matta: Born in Lebanon and raised in the Deep South. His comedy focuses on observational humor and storytelling.
Rahmein Mostafavi: born in the Middle East, addresses social and political topics with a combination of satirical and observational comedy. Has worked for comedy in a long time and produces events in MD, DC, and VA.
Erick Acuña: improv performer at the Washington Improv Threater and Dojo Comedy. He is Peruvian, and has performed at comedy festivals in 20 cities around the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. His most popular show, “Acuña Acuna,” is a one-person comedy show based on his real life as a Peruvian Latino living in America. It has been voted by NPR, DCist and Broadway World as a “must-see show.”