Satyal’s 2-min video, I AM INDIAN, has been viewed over 100 million times across online platforms.
Los Angeles, CA
International veteran comedian Rajiv Satyal is recording his long-anticipated full-length standup special at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood on Thursday, July 27. Satyal’s 2-min video, I AM INDIAN, has been viewed over 100 million times across online platforms. The video was used to introduce Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Shanghai and in Dubai. Satyal emceed Modi’s 2015 speech in San Jose in front of 17,000 people.
The Burbank-based comedian has been busy hosting his online talk show, What Do You Bring to the Table? Between that and his red-carpet interviews, he has chatted with Deepak Chopra, Malala Yousafzai, Marisa Tomei, Paul Reiser, Hasan Minhaj, Lilly Singh, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Walsh, and Danny Pudi.
In 2009, Satyal was the first person to perform an hour of standup comedy anywhere in India. He has now performed in 11 states across India. Satyal is the only person ever to perform standup comedy in all seven continents.
In fact, Satyal has interviewed more high-profile South Asian American celebrities than anyone and has done a lot of work in the South Asian community, hosting many charity events for Pratham, the Hindu American Foundation, and 23 events for Akshaya Patra.
For a year, he has brought the community together with his monthly Entertainment meet-ups that assemble creatives and businesspeople in the Industry. Satyal’s team is confident in their plan to submit this 75-min set to streamers Netflix, Amazon, and Max. In May, Satyal filmed a special for Dry Bar Comedy, one of the hottest outlets in standup.
Because Satyal has worked in offices, in cubicles, on factory floors, on TV sets, and on stages, he possesses a deep understanding of everything from current events to history to social justice issues to leadership to romantic relationships
Two of LA’s hottest DJs will spin before and after Satyal’s set to keep the event moving. Satyal elaborated, “Post-pandy… OK, in non-Zoomer language: after the pandemic, it seems like the right time. Dress up. You might end up on camera. It’s gonna be a party. It’s about relieving and reliving. This allows parents responsible for kids at home to relieve their babysitters and allows non-parents to relive their college years by raging on a Thursday. Well, irresponsible parents, too. Like me. What I bring to the table is that, once you walk out of the room — hopefully at the end of the show and not in the middle — you feel like you really got to know me.”