The Kennedy Center

Aparna Nancherla



Biography

Aparna Nancherla started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington, D.C. and currently resides in New York City, where most recently she was a writer and regular correspondent on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She is an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, and in 2013 was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has performed all over the U.S., including Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bentzen Ball, Aspen’s Rooftop Comedy Festival, and The Great American Comedy Festival. She has also been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, XM Radio, and Slate V. She can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in LA and NYC.

Upcoming Performances

Video 7/22/2017: District of Comedy Festival: Aparna Nancherla & Friends

Comedian Aparna Nancherla, whose recent credits include roles on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and Netflix's Love, presents an evening of stand-up that also features Jo Firestone and Chris Duffy.

Part of the Kennedy Center’s District of Comedy Festival.

This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Atrium lobby starting at approximately 5 p.m. on the day of each performance. Free tickets are limited to two tickets per person.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/22/2014: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Aparna Nancherla

Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla takes the stage with an opening set by Chelsea Shorte. Nancherla was most recently a writer and correspondent of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. An alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, she was one of the breakout New Faces at the 2013 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine, and can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in Los Angeles and New York City. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Aparna Nancherla