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June 18, 2019

Humor From the World’s Only Indian-Jewish Comedian

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Mahatma Moses’ Comedy Caravan rolls into the Firehouse Arts Center on Sunday, June 23, for two hilarious, yet very different shows. Indian-Jewish stand-up comic Samson Koletkar and his special guests present bucket-loads of clean and clever humor, with crazy stories of growing up Jewish in India, becoming an American citizen, and adopting his younger child.

Samson has been named to the top 10 list of "10 Best Indian-Origin Comedians of the Last Decade" by BookMyShow, and Winner of the 2015 International Society of Humor Studies Comedy Competition. He is also founder of Desi Comedy Fest, and is featured on NBC, CBS, NPR, NDTV.

5:00 p.m. Mahatma Moses’ Comedy Caravan (in Marathi). A stand-up comedy show in Marathi language featuring Samson Koletkar aka Mahatma Moses. Joining him are Abhay Paranjape, Meg David, Shruti Nimkar, and Adwait Paranjpe. This performance is 2 hours long with one 15-minute intermission. NOTE: Show content for the Marathi show will be different than the English show.

8:00 p.m. Mahatma Moses Comedy Caravan (in English). An evening of cerebral, witty, clean comedy starring the unique and wacky award-winning comic Mahatma Moses. Opening act: Abhay Nadkarni (Desi Comedy Fest). This performance is 90 minutes long with no intermission.

General seating tickets are $20 for one show, $30 for both shows. Tickets online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, in downtown Pleasanton. Box Office hours are Wednesday - Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to performances if not sold out. Free parking available in the center lot, entrance on Spring Street.

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