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Fifty Shades of Brown 2
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall theater space at Hunter College
New York, NY
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Fifty Shades of Brown 2
Come join us on Saturday 10th November 8pm for:


A fun filled, fantastic, hilarious night of comedy featuring the best brown stand-up comedians around!

Performers who have been breaking stereotypes and building a following across the world as brown comedians are now bringing their unique brand of comedy directly to you!

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Lang Recital Hall, 4th floor, Hunter College.

69th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.


Hosted by Saad Haroon and featuring some amazing comics from the New York area:

Abbas Rattani

Abbas Rattani began performing standup as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was selected as a finalist to represent UNC in the Rooftop Comedy's National College Stand-Up Competition. Since then Abbas has opened up forLewis Black and Wyatt Cenac from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live, as well asPaul F. Tompkins and Maria Bamford, He is currently a filmmaker in New York City for Sheikh & Bake Productions and the community organizer for the Muslim Hipster group - Mipsterz.

Asie Mohtarez

Asie Mohtarez is an Iranian-American comedian living and performing in New York City.  She began studying improv and acting after several failed attempts at fulfilling her immigrant parents' American dreams of her becoming a doctor-lawyer-engineer. You can find Miss Mohtarez performing stand-up around the city at Comix, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club and The New York Comedy Club. She's been featured on CNN, the Boston Women's Comedy Festival, Glamour, Time Out NY and NY Magazine and blogs regularly at

Narinder Singh

Narinder Singh performs stand-up at various comedy clubs.He has been featured in Newsweek and at Caroline's "Comics to Watch" in the New York Comedy Festival.
His performance brings to life the internal/external experience of being marginalizedand the common struggle we all share.

Craig Baldo

Craig's been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC's Late Friday, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and was a finalist on the very first season of Last Comic Standing. He has published cartoons in the New Yorker and warms up audiences for Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and John Stewart. He also tweets a lot: @craigbaldo. Follow him.

Manvir Singh

A stand up comedian that jokes about scenarios that affect our daily lives! He has performed all over the city, on big brown comedy hour, carolines, rutgers, broadway comedy club, ny comedy club, and many more!

Your Headliner:

Vidur Kapur

Having exhausted himself and others by faking it all his life as, good son living according to the expectations of his conservative family in India, a nerdy graduate of The London School of Economics, a buttoned up corporate executive in blue chip companies, a flaming gay fashionista in NYC, an angry brown person horrified by being mistaken as a terrorist. He finally decided to overcome his neuroses, contradictions and demonic fears, to become a brutally honest stand up comedian who is not afraid of speaking the truth and putting himself on the line.Vidur will be taping a comedy special on Showtime called "Pauly-tics" with comedian Pauly Shore, He was most recently seen on CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello. He was recently a celebrity contestant on the notoriously popular Indian television show "Sach Ka Saamna" which is the Indian version of the US reality show "The Moment of Truth" where he fearlessly answered questions in a manner that was truly groundbreaking for India.Vidur has also been an immensely popular act on US college campuses and has performed at over 150 colleges pushing boundaries for South Asians and LGBT students. He was a finalist on "New York's Funniest Stand Up" as part of the New York Comedy Festival and on NBC's "Stand Up for Diversity" and has had several comedy specials on MTV Networks' LOGO Channel where he was also nominated for a NewNowNext Award. He has also been seen on television in several countries around the world.Vidur has also boldly made his presence felt internationally by touring India, South Africa, the Caribbean, the Mid-East, South America and Europe and is now ready to conquer the world by being outrageous and honest.

Hosted By:

Saad Haroon

Saad Haroon is a standup comedian, improviser, director, scriptwriter and producer who created Pakistan's first improvisational comedy troupe, named Blackfish. Blackfish was hugely successful and performed for many years, also participating and representing Pakistan in Contacting the World, an international theatre festival in Manchester, England.

Saad went on to create Pakistan's first English language comedy show on television 'The Real News'. The show was a mix of Political and Social satire and was one of the first comedy shows in Pakistan to be shot in front of a live studio audience.

Side by side his successful television show,Saad produced his country's first standup comedy tour named Saad Haroon: Very live! The tour was also filmed and made into a television show, which included interviews with Pakistan's top comedians including Anwer Maqsood, Behroz Sabzwari, Faisal Qureshi and Bushra Ansari.

Since then Saad has trained and performed with two new improvisational comedy troupes  'Shark' and 'The Agency', which went on to perform long form improvisational comedy for the first time in Pakistan, and also bilingual and musical improvisational comedy for the first time in Pakistan.

In 2009, Saad released his second standup comedy show entitled "This is Stand-up comedy" and for the following two years he performed the show locally and internationally. He filmed this tour as well, interviewing international comedians such as Aasif Mandvi, Dean Obeidallah and Shazia Mirza and was released as a weekly web show.

Saad now frequently travels across the world, performing and collaborating with other artists. He has represented Pakistan in various events and festivals including 'Contacting the World' Professional Development Program, and the 'International Festival of Emerging Artists'. Saad recently finished a stand-up and improvisational comedy tour of 16 universities in Pakistan under the banner of Sprite's 'University of Freshology'. At the moment, he is working on a brand new standup comedy show and regularly teaches the art of improvisational comedy, does corporate shows, produces television and web content and has no idea what is around the corner!



Ida K. Lang Recital Hall theater space at Hunter College (View)
695 Park Avenue, Fourth Floor (enter on 69th St.)
New York, NY 10065
United States

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Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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