Samson Koletkar

Samson was born and raised in Mumbai. Growing up Jewish in Mumbai was more perplexing to those around him than Samson himself. With a Masters degree in Computer Software, he moved to San Francisco to work in IT, before taking the plunge in the field of Standup. As a First generation Indian Jewish guy with zero historical knowledge of American Standup, Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking humour with a global perspective. Being an Indian Jew in America has only added to the anomaly that is Samson. His comedy is socially aware and is driven by his personal trials and tribulations. He highlights religious, political, social and traditional hypocrisies and issues, and shares his views on day to day absurdities of the human nature. With his clean approach to comedy he is able to perform just as easily at clubs and theaters as he is at corporations, colleges, fundraisers and speaking engagements.

In May 2009 he launched Comedy Off Broadway Oakland, a weekly comedy show featuring some of the best comedians in San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The show started with Friday nights, adding Thursdays & Saturdays eventually to make this one of the most successful running shows in the Bay Area. In April 2010 he launched the Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour which premiered with 2 sold-out shows in San Francisco. The tour has performed 17 shows all over U.S.A. In November 2010 Samson joined the Funatical Comedy Tour – Taking Comedy To The Extreme as a featured performer.

The Last Laugh

Every Friday and Saturday, September 2012, 10:30pm
Pan Theater
2135 Broadway
Oakland, CA
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Cerebral Comedy Night

September 9, 2012, 8:00pm
Deco Lounge
510 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA
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The Minorities Stand Up

September 19, 2012, 7:30pm
Stage Werx
446 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
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The 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition

September 21, 2012, 8:00pm
The Washington Inn
495 10th St
Oakland, CA
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Hosting for Shazia Mirza

October 3rd, 2012, 8:00pm
Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery St
San Francisco, CA
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Presidential Debates + Comedy Show

October 3rd, 11th, 16th, & 22nd, 2012, 6:00pm
The Washington Inn
495 10th St
Oakland, CA
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Standup for the Tender Gender

October 9th, 2012, 8:00pm
Rooster T Feathers
157 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA
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The Minorities Stand Up

October 17th, 2012, 6:00pm
Stage Werx
446 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
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