Nimesh Patel

Nimesh Patel

SOLD OUT! DC Improv debut! Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central, TruTV, writer for the Oscars. Featuring Paris Sashay and Martin Amini.

February 23-24sold out

  • Price: $17 general admission
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:30 / 9:45, Saturday 7:30 / 9:45
  • Featuring: Paris Sashay and Martin Amini
  • Nimesh’s website


Get up close with an exciting new talent in our lounge showroom. Nimesh is the first Indian-American to write for “Saturday Night Live,” and he’s also on Comedy Central’s radar. Already a fixture in New York’s stand-up scene, he’s bringing the good times to DC this February.



Nimesh Patel is currently a writer on Saturday Night Live (where he is notably the first Indian American to have that job). He was born to Indian parents in New Jersey and went to the NYU Stern School of Business, graduating with a degree in Finance.

Before landing at SNL, Nimesh was a writer for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Hasan Minhaj; consulted for Broad City and TruTV's Comedy Knockout; in 2016 Nimesh was hired by Chris Rock to write for the 88th Annual Academy Awards (again, notably the first Indian American to write for the Oscars). He has opened on the road for comics such as Chris Rock, Maz Jobrani, and Michael Che.

Nimesh was also named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2013. He is a regular on MTV2's Vidiots and can be seen performing stand up around New York City at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s, Stand Up NY, UCB, and more.