SATURDAY -- NOVEMBER 4 -- 7 pm
Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world's most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters Degree in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent's dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics - San Francisco. Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor with a first-generation immigrant perspective. Driven by personal trials and tribulations, his subtle satire addresses religious and political hypocrisies, social issues, and day-to-day absurdities of human nature.
Highlights :Co-Founder of Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Founder of Comedy Oakland, the longest running weekly comedy show in Oakland, voted "2016 Best Place for Comedy" in East Bay Expres Readers Poll. Headliner at "You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish" tour (USA & Canada)Founder of Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour (10 cities across U.S.)2015 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition - Semi Finalist 2015 International Society of Humor Studies comedy competition - Winner 2015 Muslims In Memphis' Kosher & Halal comedy night. 2015 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival - closing night headliner. 2014 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. 2011 San Francisco Comedy Day2011 MuslimFest Mississaug010 Asian American Theater Company comedy competition - Winner 2010 The Great Canadian Laugh Off Toront