Vik is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation & hilarious crowd work, his comedy album 'Friends With 401(k) Benefits' debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts. Vik has opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club & The Laugh Factory. He was a StandUp NBC Quarterfinalist, and was featured in NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival. He's shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as: Godfrey, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson - as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. Need an experienced emcee for an event? Or a custom show designed for your needs? Book Vik today.
We hired Vik for a private event in which he used our guidelines to tailor to our audience. He did not disappoint!
We hired Vik to come talk to a room of high school students about his life as a stand-up comedian. He was terrific -- he came and shared a few bits, then explained the process of writing jokes and building a set. Where he really shined was interacting with our students -- he answered many questions with wit and specificity. Added bonus -- he can work clean, though I have no doubt he's hilarious if he's free of the restrictions of public school censorship. Highly recommend him for any event -- he is a professional, and he can adapt his routine for any audience.
Response from Vik Pandya:
Thanks for the kind words, Michael, I had a blast! Can’t wait for next year!
All our guests loved the performance.
Gave us a fun time. Our guests really had a great time with many laughs. Came on time and were professional and polite. Loved the show.
Vik and Tyler brought great energy to our holiday party. They were hilarious! They made it a completely fun night! Thank you!
We hired Team Us to perform at a 50th birthday party. They came highly recommended from a very well known comedy troupe in California. Vik was so attentive and accommodating in both planning and the night of. Both him and Tyler were hilarious but more importantly they understood our crowd. Everyone loved them. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great laugh. Not only did each do a set they also customized a roast for the birthday boy, which was above and beyond what anyone could ask for. Thank you so much guys for making our event memorable!
Recently, I had the opportunity to view Vik Pandya at my hubbys 50th and it was a blast , Vik and his team delivered great punch lines and they illicited genuine laughter from the guest ! Everyone was impressed by their confidence and improv talent !!
Hi! As usual you guys always live up to our expectations. It was an absolute hit!!!
Was very entertaining! Improvised very well & certainly would like to have them perform again!
We had Vik perform for our son's High School Grad party. Vik was great to work with. He was on time as promised and captivated the audience's attention very easily and engaged them in funny satirical humor, he even customized a few jokes specific to my Son. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Price Range: $75 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Vik will work with any group or organizer to design a custom entertainment package tailored to your audience and event. Specializing in emcee / crowd work comedy Vik is a great event host or featured act for any occasion. Experienced in adapting to any venue Vik can also provide production equipment including lighting and sound systems.
Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, & hilarious crowd work, his comedy album 'Friends With 401(k) Benefits' debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts. Vik has opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club & The Laugh Factory in Chicago. He was a 2017 StandUp NBC Quarterfinalist, and was featured in NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival in 2018. He's shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as: Godfrey, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson - as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri.
Vik is a founding member of ‘Team Us Comedy’, who since 2015 have been producing shows that fully represent the hilarious comedy community in Chicago - full of women, people of color, and plenty of differing opinions. In 2018, Team Us filmed their first independent standup special titled ‘Friends With 401(k) which debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts.
In addition to standup, Vik's improv group 'I'm a Turtle' can be seen performing all over Chicago & at festivals around the country. (Chicago Improv Festival, Denver Improv Festival, The Big DIF Festival in Iowa, Joshua Tree Int'l Festival). He's also on a house team at The Comedy Clubhouse in Chicago and performs there regularly.
His comedy dating podcast 'MasterDating' was one of the Chicago Podcast Festivals' official selections, & can be found on iTunes & SoundCloud.
Vik made his acting debut in 2017 as a lead in the critically acclaimed web series ‘Code-Switched’, A comedy-drama about a group of South Asian-Americans juggling love, work, and family in Chicago.
He's done a number of festivals all over the country most notably: Laughing Devil in NYC (2017), Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids (2017), Cleveland Comedy Festival (2018, 2016 finalist), Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin (2016), San Diego Comedy Festival (2017 semi finalist), Westside Comedy Theatre's Standup Showdown in LA (2017), Joshua Tree Int'l Improv Comedy Festival (2016 top 10 performer), Milwaukee Comedy Festival (2017, 2018), Desi Comedy Festival in San Francisco (2017), Chicago's NerdFest (2017, 2018), Floodwater Comedy Festival in Iowa City (2018), Let's Fest in Fort Wayne (2018), LA Diversity in Comedy Festival (2018), & headlined the Trill Comedy Festival in Houston in 2017.
Past Booked Events
|June 14, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Corporate Event|
|March 21, 2019 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||School Assembly|
|March 15, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|March 02, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 22, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday Party|
|September 08, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 19, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Graduation|
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