The Setup with Abhay Nadkarni and Richard Sarvate and guests Billy Anderson, David Heti, Christan Leonard, Sara June and Yusef Roach (SOLD OUT)
Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a semi-finalist in the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in the Redwood Comedy Festival, LaLaFest Los Angeles, San... Read More →
David Heti has been called "nihilistic and death-dark" (The Comedy Network) and "outlandishly harsh and thought-provoking" (Exclaim). He has degrees in Philosophy and Law and has worked in the bioethics department of a children's hospital. In 2015 his album "It was okay" was picked up by Stand Up! Records and now most of his stuff is in New York. | David has performed at JFL42, Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans), the Dark Comedy Festival (Toronto) and... Read More →
Sara June is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She’s performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Riot LA; she also makes surreal sketch videos, which you can watch on heysarajune.com.
Christan Leonard is a writer, filmmaker and stand-up comedian from Seattle, WA. She has performed at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, the Crom West Comedy Festival, took third in the 2015 She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York City and was the recipient of the 2015 Whistler Writers Festival Comedy Writing Award. She is a producer and writer for the web series Northern Belles which was recently selected for the 2016... Read More →
Abhay moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his experiences as an immigrant in the US. He's been on SF Sketchfest and is the co-creator of the Desi Comedy Fest- the largest south asian comedy festival in America. He also runs The Setup, voted one of... Read More →
Yusef started performing comedy in January 2013 and has since taken nothing by storm. He can occasionally be seen in Austin, TX at the Velveeta Room, the New Movement Theater or Cap City Comedy Club. | | He has performed on 2016's Bridgetown Comedy Festival (PDX), 2014's and 2015's Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), 2015's Out of Bounds festival (ATX). And 2014's SLC Comedy Carnivale (UT).
Richard Sarvate is a San Francisco based comedian with an alternative sense of humor. He is Indian, though his last name was butchered during an immigration debacle. His act consists of quirky observations, impressions, and surreal one-man sketches. He may be described as a “comic’s comic”. His jokes range from silly imaginings about a taqueria that serves fortune churros, to deep and introspective subjects like his... Read More →