CANCELED: Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast

Weekly interactive livestreaming podcast featuring rising female-identifying comedians of MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, & South Asian) descent.


  • Live weekly 60-Minute podcast recording by Fizaa Dosani, Zahra Ali, and Pallavi Gunalan
  • Live studio audience selected from ticket buyers
  • Approximately 60-Minute Show

About Facial Recognition Comedy
Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast is a podcast from the creators of the popular stand-up and Clubhouse show of the same name. Facial Recognition Comedy was made to combat tokenism by highlighting diversity within the underrepresented demographic of female-identifying “Brown” comics of MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, & South Asian) descent. Basically, this podcast and show prove that there can be more than one of us because we are NOT the same person. We were named by the New York Times as one of the top 5 shows to see at NY Comedy Festival, and have performed sold-out shows across the country.

About Fizaa Dosani
Fizaa Dosani is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who was born and raised in Florida before escaping to Los Angeles. She has toured widely and performs on well-known stages around the world. She has also had roles in acclaimed movies and TV shows such as Dear White People (Netflix), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), and Snowfall (FX).

About Zahra Ali
Zahra Ali is an internationally touring stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. You may have seen her on NBC and Amazon. She was featured as an up-and-coming comedian in The New York Times and The Daily Beast. Often flexing as an insult comedian, Zahra performs and is ranked at the very popular Roast Battle at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Come watch her live and maybe you’ll get roasted too!

About Pallavi Gunalan
Pallavi Gunalan is a biomedical engineer, stand-up comedian, improviser, and actor. She’s performed all over the US and India and was most recently on Laugh Factory’s Fresh Faces. Pallavi co-produces the Facial Recognition Comedy stand-up show and podcast, and has been featured in Splitsider, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and the Portland Mercury. Using her science and engineering expertise, Pallavi created and stars in her own comedy/science web series, Dirty Science.

Live Studio Audience
This show will have a live studio audience so you will hear real laughter and reactions from a group of people selected from ticket buyers. Live laughter is what comedy is all about. It’s a special part of the RushTix experience.

All ticket holders can watch the show for 48 hours after the livestream broadcast.

Rating: PG-13

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