Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared. She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance. In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX. Nancherla will be recording her new stand-up album June 2 at Union Hall in New York City. Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C., but she now resides in New York City. Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view. Other credits include Conan on TBS, @midnight and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Comics Aparna has opened for include John Oliver, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Rob Delaney, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia. Aparna is also an experienced improviser, having studied at Washington Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NY and LA, and the Groundlings, as well as at Lesly Kahn’s school of acting. She may yet perform with latent-but-powerful independent improv group Mythical Newsroom. She has also acted in various sketches, web videos and series, pilots, and short films.