long last name will TAKEOVER the Asian Art Museum. Watch as the exhibits are
overtaken by exotic syllables, sounds and letters.
For this one-night-only
event, stand-up comedian, storyteller and mischief-maker Dhaya Lakshminarayanan literally takes over the museum to share stand-up comedy,
comedian-led fauxcent (fake docent) tours and a bizarre participatory Dada Amar
Chitra Katha reading.
On July 13, enjoy a stand-up comedy
club experience featuring up-and-coming and surprise guest comedians
in Samsung Hall.
Take an informative, yet
fake, tour of the exhibits led by fauxcents (docents who are
unqualified to lead anything, but are very very funny).
And participate in Dada
Amar Chitra, a highly interactive absurdist and hilarious interpretation of
comic book art and stories which have taught Hindu mythology and Indian history
to millions of children of the Indian diaspora.
Laugh at history. Lampoon
tradition. Learn in a funny way.
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was
named one of twenty “Women to Watch” in 2016 by KQED Arts in its series
celebrating women artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries; the
2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to
Samantha Bee, Wanda Sykes and satirist/humorist Mark Russell); one of the “16
Bay Area performers to watch in 2016” by SF
Weekly; one of “The Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians” by SFist; Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of
the Bay” Readers’ Poll; and Grand Prize Winner of Comedy Central Asia’s “The
Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. She hosted the premier year of
the Emmy award–winning series “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH. She is a
frequent comedic storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment and is currently the host
of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM. Prior to funny and show business,
Dhaya was a venture capitalist, management consultant and two-time MIT
graduate. You can indeed call her a nerd.