Stand-up comedy, Writing, Etc

Stand-up Comedy

Shahryar has been doing stand-up comedy for over 20 years, performing in events all over the country. He performs regularly at comedy clubs, private events, fundraisers, 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.


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

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Writings, etc.

Besides stand-up, Shahryar is also a junior screenwriter. In 2021 he won Open Screenplay’s animated series TV Pilot contest for Time Hoppers.

As a result, he was brought one alongside the 2nd place winner to bring the show to life. There’s also a video game too which they’ll be writing the levels for. Both the show and the game will launch in 2023.

His other notable work is the TV comedy sitcom pilot for Independents, which co-wrote with his friend Usman Sheikh. It was a finalist in the Acclaim TV Writing contest and a semi-finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting contest.

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Besides screenwriting, Shahryar does other types of writing including playwriting and short story reading. His play The History Lesson was acted out in the 2005 NETSAP STAGE One Act Festival.

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Shows & Appearances

Shahryar performs regularly at comedy shows and clubs across the country. In the DC area he can regularly be seen at the DC Improv.

He’s booked regularly for corporate events, organizational events, fundraisers, and more. Some of the organizations who have booked him include Deloitte, Human Development Foundation (HDF), and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business Alumni Association.

Also various student associations including Rutgers, George Washington University, and more.

He’s also booked regularly for private events including 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.

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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.

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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