092 : Aparna Nancherla : Comedian & Writer

comedian, comedy, inspiring, interview, podcast, career, success

During college Aparna (@aparnapkin) found herself directionless and depressed. Aparna is now a full-time comedian and writer who has written for Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell on FX and appeared on Conan. Since our interview Aparna has written for the Late Show with Seth Myers.

You’ll hear Aparna discuss how she turned comedy into a career, the power of patience, and that one of the biggest keys to success is just showing up.

“For me it was very one foot in front of the other, let’s see where this goes but by no stretch of the imagination was I like, ‘Oh this is what you’re going to do with your life.’ It was very tentative.” – Aparna Nancherla

@aparnapkin on Twitter
Aparna on Conan

Mentioned in this episode:

Bridgetown Comedy Festival
NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity (Talent Infusion Programs)
Hari Kandobolu
Janine Brito
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (New Faces)

(Feature photo via Comedy Central’s ‘The Meltdown’ with Jonah and Kumail)

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