Radhika Vaz

Why is everybody trying to irritate me?




Older. Angrier. Hairier.

Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall.
6 Mar Friday

Older. Angrier. Hairier.

GD Birla Sabhagar
6 Feb Sunday

The Feme-Funny Show.

St. Andrews Auditorium.
26 Jan Monday

Radhika Vaz: Tells you the truth.

Irish House Andheri
25 Jan Sunday

Radhika Vaz: Tells you the truth.

The Irish House, Colaba
24 Jan Saturday

Radhika Vaz Can’t Read & Other Problems.

Times LitFest
7 Dec Sunday

In conversation with Saba Imtiaz, author of ‘Karachi you’re Killing Me’.

Times LitFest
6 Dec Saturday

Trip Tease.

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara
19 Jul Saturday

About Me.

Vaz started her career in New York City as an improvisational and sketch comedian. She trained with members of the Groundlings School (LA), Improvolution (NY) where she is a visiting faculty member, Upright Citizens Brigade (NY), and the Magnet Theatre (NY). Her bi-weekly column (Read It And Weep) in the Times of India’s oped page reaches millions of readers and she recently signed a book deal with Aleph for a non-fiction book of short stories that will be published in April 2015.
In addition to public shows Vaz has been hired to perform for Makemytrip.com, American Express, YPO Bangalore, Kerala and Punjab chapters, Ikea, The Foreign Correspondents Club (New Delhi), Women’s Education Project (NY), Sakhi (NY), Human Rights Watch (NY), The Rosa Vera Fund (NY), several University campuses in The United States, and most recently at The Shift Series (New Delhi).

Her hobbies include power lifting and watching an embarrassing number of low-quality reality TV shows.


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    Older. Angrier. Hairier.

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    UNLADYLIKE: The pitfalls of propriety.

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    Miss Vaz’s Valentine Variety Hour.

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    The Kat and Rad Show.


Older. Angrier. Hairier. (July 2013 – ongoing)

Radhika Vaz is Old. With a whole new show.

With her second one-woman comedy special (1hr 15min, English) the over-the-top funny and irreverent comedian, focuses her wit on the humiliations of aging in a culture that worships youth, her decision not to have children, and her constant struggle to overcome her obsession with housework. While tackling complicated issues isn’t new to this comic, with OAH she has morphed in to a socially relevant commentator who unapologetically mocks conventional wisdom in a high-octane performance that harks back to the classic comic stylings of George Carlin or Bill Hicks.

Vaz is breaking gender barriers. – The Daily Beast, NY.

A hilarious script, great comic timing and an ability to go where no man has gone before! – Manisha Sharma, Programming Head Weekends, Colors TV.

With sharp, witty material and a powerhouse performance, Vaz is one of the best comedians I have seen. – Mahesh Mathai, Founder, Blue Frog.

This ‘one-woman show’ owes thanks to many women and men:
Holly Mandel, Creative Consultant and improv coach. Katarina Kojic, Photography and Poster Design (www.soundograph.com). Anthony Minto, Sound and Light. Lara Lapysh, Stylist, Make-up. Marina Romashko, iDea Coach and Project Manager. Nadia Manzour, Creative Consultant. Suzanna Therian, Orli Ben-Dor, David Frenkiel, Becky Alexander, and Janelle Ballack for making sure that the audience were taken care of, I owe you guys a big bag full of cocaine.


UNLADYLIKE: The pitfalls of propriety. (Sept 2010)

“Unladylike: The pitfalls of propriety” is a one-woman comedy show that debuted in New York City in September 2010 to sold-out audiences. The show is the love child of a dirty affair between stand-up and sketch comedy and between Radhika Vaz (writer and perfomer) and Brock Savage (director and developer). The show explores the universal truths of modern womanhood which means that the words ‘I hate giving blow jobs’, and ‘I nag because I am good at it’, and ‘It is impossible for me to look sexy and have an orgasm at the same time’ are all part of the script.

The Indian Wanda Sykes. – The Huffington Post, NY.

Vaz looks like an angel but is a rebel in disguise. – Time Out, Mumbai.

This ‘one-woman show’ owes thanks to many women and men:
Marina Romashko, iDea Coach and Project Manager. Katarina Kojic, Photography and Poster Design. Lara Lapysh, Stylist, Make-up. Suzanna Therian, Orli Ben-Dor, Smita Baliga, and David Frenkiel for being the best ushers an unlady could want. And to Improvolution, the improv school that believes anyone can improvise.


CultureShock. (July 2011)

Directed by Brock Savage and hosted by Radhika Vaz ‘CultureShock’ is comedy for a cause. The proceeds of this variety show went towards Womens Education Project (www.womenseducationproject.org). Staring Orli Ben-Dor, Kevin.R.Free, Katarina Kojic, Carrie Gravenson, Chad Miller, and Carl Riehl the show includes sketch, music, stand-up and improv.


Miss Vaz’s Valentine Variety Hour. (Feb 2011)

Directed by Brock Savage and hosted by Radhika Vaz this show featured sketch, song, stand-up and improv by David Frenkiel, Mike Drummey, Orli Ben-Dor, Carrie Gravenson, Radhika Vaz and Mr.Savage himself.


The Kat and Rad Show. (Oct 2009)

What does a queefing yoga instructor, a frustrated wife of a low-ranking terrorist and a lesbian not quite out of the closet have in common? They all appear in The Kat and Rad Show. This show featured comedic monologs and sketches written, directed and performed by Radhika Vaz and Katarina Kojic. The supporting cast included stellar performances by Liza Mulvenna, Mandy Bedbury, Eric Ludwig, and David Frenkiel.

Photo Gallery.



‘The Comedy Queen.’ – Hindustan Times.’  See article Pg.1 See article Pg.2

‘The future of comedy’ – Bangalore Mirror   See article

‘Vaz brings the audience to its knees with laughter.’ – TOI, Bangalore.  See article

‘Vaz’s wit won over the crowd.’ – TOI, NCR.  See article

‘The epitome of adult humour.’ – The Hindu, Bangalore.  See article,  See article.

‘She manages to make even the Malyali audiences laugh.’ – Kerala Chronicle.  See article,  See article.

‘Vaz is a riot.’ – The Hindu Metro Plus.  See article.

Listing. New Indian Express.  See article.

Listing. Malyalam Manorama.  See article.

Malyalam language coverage.  See article.

Radhika’S Radio Interview On 94.3 Radio One With Hrishi K.  Hear Audio

TOI Mumbai/Mirror Ad. See article.

‘Vaz had the women in the audience clapping in agreement.’ – TOI, Mumbai. See article.

‘The sassy comic.’ – TOI, Mumbai. See article.

‘Unladylike and unapologetic’. ET Panache. See article.

Women we love – Interview. Women’s Health. See article.

‘…the Indian Wanda Sykes.’ raves The Huffington Post. See article.

‘Radhika Vaz looks like an angel but is a rebel in disguise’. Time Out Mumbai. See article.

‘We fart, we grow old, and we are entitled to script our own roles’. Sunday Mid Day. See article.

‘Radhika is a performer through and through…’ The Hindu. See article.

‘…the audience was in splits.’ DNA, Mumbai. See article.

‘Radhika Vaz is laugh out loud funny’. Afternoon Despatch & Courier. See article.

‘…effortlessly funny’. TOI, The Crest Edition. See article.

‘…shocking and funny…’. Mumbai Mirror. See article.

Interview in Times of India. See article.

Bangalore boys sleep naked – Interview. Man’s World. See article.

‘New York laughs out loud with ‘Unladylike’ Radhika Vaz’ screams DNA, Mumbai. See article.

‘…a full hours entertainment.’ assures India Abroad’s Aseem Chhabra. See article.

‘Nothing was taboo, and everything was absolutely hilarious.’ GuyLife See article.

‘Radhika had the women in stitches…’ Masti Magazine. See article.

‘Vaz takes on everything one would hesitate to discuss in polite company.’ Lassi With Lavina. See article.

‘I was laughing so hard I lost track of time.’ Curry Bear. See article.

‘…Vaz presents the inner workings of the modern Indian woman.’ Buzzine Bollywood. See article.

Interview with Miss Malini. See article.


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