Aparna Nancherla is a comedian, writer, and performer you should know.
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Her comedy is densely-packed with ideas and experiences that she relates through a smart, wry, and occasionally absurdist lens.
You’ve probably seen Aparna on shows like Crashing, Corporate, and Master of None. Or maybe you’ve heard her voice on a variety of animated series including Steven Universe, Bob’s Burgers, or BoJack Horseman where she delivers a sweetly endearing and vulnerable performance as BoJack’s alleged daughter Hollyhock.
Aparna has performed standup on Colbert, James Corden, 2 Dope Queens, Conan, and many other shows. In 2016, she released her first comedy album Just Putting It Out There.
Aparna was also a writer on both Totally Biased with W. Kumau Bell and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
She co-hosts the Refinery 29 series Womanhood — a talk show where Aparna and fellow comedian Jo Firestone “provide absurdist advice on how-to ‘adult’.”
More Good Work from Aparna:
Stand-up – Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2019)
Aparna talks about being on her phone too much, sighing in public, and the challenges of finding a therapist.
Stand-up – Late Late Show with James Corden (2018)
Aparna reflects on seeing babies at protests, rallying introverts, and walking around NYC.
Stand-up – Comedy Central (2019)
Aparna shares a real-life example of what you shouldn’t do on a first date.
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