111111111 Shahryar

Stand-up comedy, Writing, Etc

Stand-up Comedy

Shahryar has been doing stand-up comedy for over 10 years, performing in events all over the country. He performs regularly at Comedy Clubs, Fundraisers, Weddings, Graduations, and more.

He’s a clean comedian and his topics are diverse.  His material has themes of culture/religion (he’s a South Asian Muslim), marriage, family, work (he’s in IT for the Federal Government), and everyday observations.   Shahryar is ideal for corporate and private events.

He has been profiled in the Washington Post, Voice of America and has received  other Press & Mentions.

20130302-the_washington_post-e_replica-b1-front_page_metro_with_shahryar-always_look_on_the_bright_side_of_strife-300px

He was runner up in the Funniest Fed competition and participated in the Great American Comedy Festival in 2013, amongst other Awards & Recognition.

C2D29B65-C976-FB21-085E7410DB81A753

Read more here

Writings, etc.

Besides stand-up, Shahryar also loves to write.  Shahryar enjoys screenwriting, playwriting, and write humorous short stories.

His most notable work is the pilot for Independents, the script and show he co-wrote and co-created with his friend Usman Sheikh.

Independents main page

It was a finalist in the Acclaim TV Writing contest and a semi-finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting contest.

Shahryar’s play The History Lesson was acted out in the 2005 NETSAP STAGE One Act Festival.

The History Lesson

And he can be seen monthly at the Subcontinental Drift Open Mic in DC where he reads a new humorous short story.

Read more here

Shows & Appearances

Shahryar can be seen next at:

He performs stand-up comedy regularly at the DC Improv and the StandupComedyToGo’s Saturday showcase in Bethesda, MD.

He usually performs his short stories at the Subcontinental Drift South Asian Open Mic in DC.

The private events he does, which include fundraisers, weddings, and graduations, are nationwide.  In addition to live performances, Shahryar has made TV appearances on shows such as the Arch Campbell Show and Capital Comedy Connection.

Read more here 

Testimonials & Feedback

“..OMG! You were HILARIOUS!..”

From members of the audience during a performance, or producers running a show, or clients with private events –  Shahryar’s gotten praise from many over the years.

20120708-Feedback from Improbably Comedy

Read more here

Contact Shahryar

If you would like to book Shahryar for a show, or just reach out to him for any other reason, click below to reach the Contact Page.

Contact Shahryar