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Sherman Oaks, CA, United States, 2008/01/15 - A Wrench in the Works Entertainment is proud to present the DVD release of Indian Invasion Comedy - Civilizing the West, a comedy special featuring five of the funniest Indian stand up comedians in North America.
Indian and stand up comedy. Words one normally does not read in the same sentence, until now.
A Wrench in the Works Entertainment is proud to present the DVD release of Indian Invasion Comedy - Civilizing the West, a comedy special featuring five of the funniest Indian stand up comedians in North America.
The program is the first to showcase multiple Indian stand up comedians on one DVD and was recorded live before a sold out audience in Hollywood, California.
“The interest in ethnic stand up comedy has exploded in the last number of years,” says producer Iqbal S. Hans. “When you have live sold out acts such as The Axis of Evil, The Kims of Comedy, and Russell Peters successfully spilling over into recorded comedy specials, it’s apparent that people are hungry for this specific genre of comedy.”
Giving an entirely new meaning to everything from the “red dot on the forehead,” to being mistaken for a terrorist, to internet dating and sex, the hilarious comedians of Indian Invasion Comedy blow aside political correctness, while masterfully breaking down every imaginable stereotype. With no topic off-limits, the result is pure comedy: raw, revealing, and wildly entertaining.
“Audiences are now more than ever ready to laugh at themselves and the eccentricities within Indian culture,” says co-producer Rani Sahota Hans. “These five comedians articulate experiences relevant not only to first generation Indian immigrants, but also to second and third generations who are looking for entertainment which speaks to them.”
Comedians Vidur Kapur and Mark Saldana have both performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Rajiv Satyal has opened for Russell Peters, Dave Chappelle, and Kevin Nealon. Vijai Nathan has been named "one of the top ten comics in the country" by NBC's Standup for Diversity, and XM Radio has described Dalia’s act as “Hysterically funny off-the-wall humor.”
The DVD also includes exclusive backstage interviews with all five comedians. Running time is approximately 110 minutes.
A promotional clip of Indian Invasion Comedy - Civilizing the West, is available for viewing at the Indian Invasion Comedy website.