Samson Koletkar


Showing In



  • March 6th, 6:35PM before the feature film Shifter at the Hammer Theatre
  • March 10th, 9:15PM before the feature film Opposite Direction at the California Theatre

Samson Koletkar 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 was named "10 Best Indian-Origin Comedians of the Last Decade" by BookMyShow and "10 Indian Comedians Who Found Success in the U.S." by Silicon India, and SF Chronicle published a cover article on him "India-born stand-up builds comedy utopia in Oakland".

He is the co-founder & the brains behind Desi Comedy Fest - the largest South Asian Comedy Festival in America. He is the founder of Comedy Oakland, voted "Best Place for Comedy" in 2016, 2018 & 2019 East Bay Express Reader's Poll. He is the headliner on "You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish" comedy tour, with 40+ performances across USA & Canada. | | 415.676.1371