Samson Koletkar is world's only Indian Jewish standup comedian. Voted" Top 10 Indian-Origin Comedians of the Last Decade" by BookMyshow, he has performed his cerebral, witty, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and has been featured on NBC, CBS & KRON4.
Samson was simply great! It was a family event, crowd ranging from age 6-90, all enjoyed his comedy immensely. Would highly recommend!
Our guests enjoyed your performance. We would use you again and recommend you to our friends.
Response from Samson "Mahatma Moses" Koletkar:
Thank you very much Sarla for letting me entertain your guests at your prestigious event. If you don't mind could you please share with me what would have made it possible to get that missing star on some of the ratings. There's always room for improvement and feedback from folks like you is what helps me improve. Thanks in advance!
I booked Samson in March 2015 for a party at my place and his performance was outstanding. He kept everyone engaged with his wit and humor and he had great punchlines throughout,. He even tried some new material with some ethnic context that was very well received by the audience. Overall, I would say that he has a very clean act that is family-friendly, keeps it intellectually stimulating and is very deliberate and successful in entertaining an audience with his funny stories. I have also seen him perform at past events in larger settings and he definitely has a vast amount of experience doing stand-up comedy. Definitely a class act that I would highly recommend to anyone seeking quality stand-up comedy fun.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Hindi, Other
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.
2015 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition - Semi Finalist
2015 International Society of Humor Studies comedy competition - Winner
2015 Chutzpah Festival Vancouver
2015 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival - closing night headliner
2015 Sacramento Comedy Fest
2014 San Francisco International Comedy Competition
2011 San Francisco Annual Comedy Day Festival
2011 MuslimFest Missisauga
2010 Asian American Theater Company comedy competition - Winner
2010 The Great Canadian Laugh Off in Toronto,
2007 San Francisco Kearny Street Festival
Founder of Desi Comedy Fest - the largest South Asian comedy festival in U.S
Founder of Comedy Oakland, the longest running weekly comedy show in Oakland, voted "2016 Best Place for Comedy" by Reader's of East Bay Express
Creator of Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour (10 cities across U.S.)
Creator of The Minorities Stand-Up with 5-star reviews on Goldstar
Make Chai Not War (USA & Canada)
Funatical Comedy Tour (USA & Canada)
Pundits with Punchlines (California)
Sultans of Satire (California)
Performed all over India, Canada & USA.
Silicon India listed him in "10 Indian Comedians Who Found Success in the U.S."
CBS5, NBC Bay Area, KRON4, Alice 97.3FM, KPFA 94.1FM, WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago, Beauty and the East TV, WomenNow TV, Asian Jewish Life Hong Kong, The Times of India, The Indian Express, jWeekly, Ha'aretz Israel, India West, India Currents, Radio Zindagi 1550AM, Desi 1170AM, Cap Radio 90.9FM KXJZ Sacramento, Asian Broadcasting Network Global Urdu Talk Radio WONX 1590AM Chicago.
Corporate / non-profits:
Singapore Airlines, HP, HCL, Intel, Infosys, Zensar, IntelliSwift, Persistent, Bristlecone IIT, IIM, NIT, TieCON, AAPIO, Asha for Education, Engineers Without Borders, Foundation for Excellence, ImmigrationVoice, Home Of Hope, Indo American Golf Association, MAIYTRA, Midrasha, Aligarh Muslim University Alumni, Asia Society Northern California, Asian Employees Association, Asian Health Services, Bechol Lashon, Global Indian Technology Professionals Association, Global Woman Intact, Human Development Foundation, Jewish High Tech Community, Mountain Mike's Pizza, Muslim Community Association, Northeastern Illinois University, Oakland Rotary Club, Occupy Oakland, PlanetReads, SUNY Geneseo, San Ramon Cricket Association, Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Stanford University, Syracuse University, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, Youth Science Institute, Agami Education, California College of the Arts, Chai House Retirement Community, Credo High School, Ekal Vidyalaya, Elk Lodge, Gunn High School, Brandeis University, Shankara Eye Foundation, and more.
Past Booked Events
|December 14, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 27, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 02, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|May 22, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 04, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 01, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 17, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|September 24, 2015||Cultural Event|
A MICROPHONE AND PROFESSIONAL SOUND SYSTEM IS REQUIRED (NO KARAOKE MACHINES)
A STAGE OR OTHER SUITABLE AREA WITH SUFFICIENT LIGHTING ON THE ARTIST MUST BE PROVIDED
ALL FOOD/CLEANING SERVICES MUST BE HALTED PRIOR TO AND DURING THE PERFORMANCE & THE CROWD/AUDIENCE MUST BE SETTLED DOWN FOR THE START OF THE PERFORMANCE
ABSOLUTELY NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF THE ARTIST’S PERFORMANCE IS PERMITTED
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