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Samson Koletkar

Comedian, Producer, Writer


Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world's most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters Degree in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent's dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics - San Francisco. Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor with a first-generation immigrant perspective. Driven by personal trials and tribulations, his subtle satire addresses religious and political hypocrisies, social issues, and day-to-day absurdities of human nature.

Co-Founder of Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy festival in America
Founder of Comedy Oakland, the longest running weekly comedy show in Oakland, voted "2016 Best Place for Comedy" in East Bay Express? Readers Poll
Headliner at "You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish" tour (USA & Canada)
Founder of Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour (10 cities across U.S.)
2015 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition - Semi Finalist
2015 International Society of Humor Studies comedy competition - Winner
2015 Muslims In Memphis' Kosher & Halal comedy night
2015 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival - closing night headliner
2014 San Francisco International Comedy Competition
2011 San Francisco Comedy Day
2011 MuslimFest Mississauga?
2010 Asian American Theater Company comedy competition - Winner
2010 The Great Canadian Laugh Off Toronto?