Raj Sharma, Paul Varghese
ADDISON IMPROV COMEDY THEATRE & RESTAURANT
ADDISON IMPROV is located on the second floor, across the hall from Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, at the corner of Belt Line Road and Quorum Dr. The door that leads upstairs is between Smashburger and Jimmy John’s. There is also an elevator at the rear entrance of the building by the staircase. We are an intimate venue with a full service bar & restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local comics alike.
General Admission: Seating is first come, first served.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
No refunds or exchanges. *Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time.
2 Item Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Food and Beverage service ends approx. 45 minutes into the show.
There is an 18% service charge on all checks in the showroom.
Sharma is a comedy veteran, performing around the world for over 15 years. He was passed at Hollywood’s notoriously tough Laugh Factory on his first six-minute guest and his one-hour special, Raj Sharma Live from Las Vegas was the first special produced and distributed by the Factory in 2014, showcasing his quick wit and why he is considered the master of crowd work.
He started his career in Dallas, Texas, and soon began performing all over the country. Thirteen years in and Raj has worked with some of the best comics in the business, such as; Bill Burr, Russell Peters, Tim Allen, Dave Chappelle, Whitney Cummings, Rob Schneider, Vir Das, Dane Cook, Marc Maron, Chris D’Elia, Joe Rogan and many more.
Tom Rhodes calls him “head-crushingly funny”. Bryan Callen says, “He’s funny in three languages: English, Punjabi and the future”. His passion for comedy has taken him across the globe, working in clubs & theaters and numerous colleges & corporate events.
He is the co-founder of Indians at the Improv, a wildcard finalist for HBO’s The Lucky 21 and has been touring with the Next Generation of Evil comedy tour. He is an original member of The Gurus of Comedy, Pundits with Punchlines and the United Colors of Comedy. In 2013, Sharma was part of the CBS Diversity Showcase, opening doors for both a late night talk show concept and a brand new sitcom, both of which are in development. IN 2016, he headlined the season 3 premiere of LAUGHS on FOX; he is also one of the founding members of the Weirdass Pajama comedy festival in India (where he is one of the biggest names in the business), taking American comics with him each year to perform in nine cities over 10 days to over 100,000 comedy fans.
Born and raised in Texas and brought up in a traditional Hindu household gave him all the influence he needed. Raj’s style of humor can be enjoyed by anyone of any age or background. Hilarious everyday observations combined with his upbringing and sensational crowd work is what you can expect at every show.
You can see Raj Sharma on Jestination Unknown, a comedy travel show slated for international release on AMAZON in 2018.
Paul Varghese's act includes a number of observations about being Indian, providing outsider-looking-in and insider-looking-out commentary, while also exploring an array of topics and issues outside that realm.
He was named by the Dallas Observer in 2007 as the "Best Stand-up Comic in Dallas" and recently won the 2009 "Funniest Comic in Dallas" competition. Varghese has performed at the HBO Comedy Festival, the Montreal and Toronto's Just For Laughs Festivals and the TBS Comedy Festival. His TV credits include Telemundo 2's "Loco Comedy Jam", NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham" and he can be seen this October 17th on Showtime's "Russell Peters Presents".