Sunday, January 11, 2015
What better way to show that comedy is ethnically inclusive than to have an Indian Jewish comedian perform in a Chinese restaurant on Christmas day?
That's exactly what Samson Koletkar did in 2013 as a member of the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy cast at a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown.
The show has become a San Francisco institution, having just completed its 22nd season and already promoting its shows for a 23rd season in December 2015.
Koletkar is the world's only Indian Jewish Stand-up Comedian. Born and raised in Mumbai, and now living in San Francisco, his comedy is a unique perspective on life as an Indian Jew in the West.
We featured two of his stand-up routines in 2010 and 2013.
In this clip from Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, he focuses on disbelief that he is really Jewish and stereotypical reactions to his unusual ethnic background.
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