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#SanjayPoetry: MEH

I don’t know what I’m doing It’s time I feel I’m losing Wake up and read the news Facebook Gmail then evening booze Life can feel very routine, despite the abundance of distraction Does the law of attraction apply if your momentum gets no traction? My dog…he…

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How Do I Get More Stage Time?

How Do I Get More Stage Time?

Disclaimer: If you read the blog regularly, I apologize. There is a heavy focus on stand up comedy internals on this post, although I’m sure they’re a few metaphors for life as well. Also, this is a fairly long post, so you’ve been warned my…

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If You Care What People Think…Think Again

If You Care What People Think…Think Again

As I mature into my thirties, they’re two things that I’ll always regret. Not starting stand up comedy earlier, because I was embarrassed of eating shit in front of my friends.  I thought I would bomb and they would tell me to quit, even though…

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Nice Guys Finish Last. But What’s the Hurry?

Nice Guys Finish Last. But What’s the Hurry?

Many years ago I was sitting on the couch with my girlfriend at the time, hearing her yell at me about something I don’t even remember.  I was just looking at the wall pretending to pay attention, when she immediately got wind of my daydreaming…

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THE GREAT INDIAN SOBER UP #SANJAYSOBES

THE GREAT INDIAN SOBER UP #SANJAYSOBES

31 DAYS.  NO DRINKS. NO SMOKES. AND NO MEAT. How many of you get really drunk, eat a gigantic meal at 3AM, text whichever “friend” you know is awake like an idiot and then immediately wake up late the next day full of calories and…

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#ITGuy: I’m so Scared of Looking Creepy I Won’t Even Ask you Out

#ITGuy: I’m so Scared of Looking Creepy I Won’t Even Ask you Out

I was at a bar in Goa recently doing what middle class millenials do when they’re trying to cling on to their youth. Having some drinks, wearing my cool Rainbow sandals that I got from California and chilling with my friends.  And since I’m a…

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#ITGuy: The Indian Mamas Boy Paradox

#ITGuy: The Indian Mamas Boy Paradox

The modern Indian man is an interesting specimen.  A good portion of us fit very nicely into a neatly packaged box.  We grew up humble, studied and worked our way to a stable lifestyle, had a girlfriend or two, and now checkbox our way through…

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Ten Mistakes Indian Stand Up Comics Make #sanjayStandUp

Ten Mistakes Indian Stand Up Comics Make #sanjayStandUp

I moved to India almost six years ago, when I was just a year into stand up comedy.  My main experience at the time was from the small pubs and coffee shops in Southern California, where as the song goes we all “Started from the…

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#ITGuy: Who Enables your Mediocrity?

#ITGuy: Who Enables your Mediocrity?

I was chatting with my brother the other day and telling him how one of the toughest parts of freelancing is that it’s so easy to do nothing. Not the “sit at the wall in clinical depression nothing”, but the “watch eight episodes of your…

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Comedian Takes Photo with Mic In Hand

28 year old Infosys employee Praveen Rao recently changed his Facebook profile photo to a shot of him holding a microphone, NDTV reported late Thursday evening. The incident sent shockwaves to Praveen’s 754 Facebook friends who were completely unaware the masters in engineering student from…

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