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Winner - Gotham Independent Film Awards

About Me.



Vaz is one of India’s most well recognized stand-up comedians. Her one-woman comedy specials ‘Unladylike’ and ‘Older. Angrier. Hairier.’ have sold-out in New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Singapore and all major Indian cities.

Her web-series ‘Shugs & Fats’ won the prestigious Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York and was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, IFP Filmweek, Tacoma Film Festival and Miami Film Festival and she is one of Filmmaker Magazines ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’. (http://shugsandfats.tv/ )

Radhika’s book ‘Unladylike, A Memoir’ is now available in stores and online. She also writes a bi-weekly column in the Times of India’s op-ed page (http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/author/radhikavaz/) and is a regular contributor to Hindustan Times, GQ, Grazia, Vogue and Architectural Digest amongst other publications. She has also written and performed in online marketing campaigns for companies including Lufthansa, Sofy Sanitary Pads and the fashion website Fab Alley.

She performs regularly at private events and her clients include the Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneurs Organizations, American Express, McKinsey & Co, Ikea, Audi, Rado Watches and Makemytrip.com. Considered one of the pioneers of the stand-up movement in India she has been featured in Vogue’s ‘The power of 50’, on BBC, NDTV and Radio One, and on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

You can reach Rad Vaz at deepakthakran@gmail.com.


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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.


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Deccan Herald
‘The rib-tickling performances’ – Deccan Herald. See article

The Washington Post
‘What it’s like to joke about pubic hair or sex as a woman in India’ – The Washington Post. See article

Bangalore Mirror
‘Living out loud’ – Bangalore Mirror. See Interview

‘Stand-up comedienne Radhika Vaz’s web series to screen at Tribeca Film Festival’ – DNA. See article

‘IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN GOA’ – Discover India. See article

‘Vaz you like it!.’ – Daily Pioneer Interview . See interview

‘Review: Radhika Vaz gets raunchy in Dubai.’ – GULF NEWS Bollywood. See article

‘When stand-up comic Radhika Vaz met cover girl Alia Bhatt, hysterical giggles and eye-rolls ensued.’ – GRAZIA COVER STORY. See article

‘Funny People’s Fevourite Jokes.’ – Reader’s Digest.’ See article

‘I think men don’t like funny women.’ – The Indian Express.’ See article

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

BM‘The future of comedy’ – Bangalore Mirror See article

TimesOfIndia2012‘Vaz brings the audience to its knees with laughter.’ – TOI, Bangalore. See article

TimesOfIndia2012‘Vaz’s wit won over the crowd.’ – TOI, NCR. See article

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

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

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

hinduListing. New Indian Express. See article.

hinduListing. Malyalam Manorama. See article.

hinduMalyalam language coverage. See article.

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

hinduTOI Mumbai/Mirror Ad. See article.

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

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

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

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

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

‘Chandigarh Literature Festival’ – The Indian Express. See article

‘Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business Women making a mark gradually in India’s comedy industry’ – Media India Group. See article

‘A Web Comedy Series Is ‘Walking The Line Between Hipsters And Hijabis’’ – NPR. See Interview

‘The Faces of Comedy: Platforms That Look for (and Bring) the Funny’ – Filmmaker. See article

‘TOO FAR IS NOT FAR ENOUGH’ – Film Companion. See Interview

‘Laugh away with Radhika Vaz.’ – GULF NEWS Events. See Interview

‘The lady is a tramp.’ – Live Mint . See article

hindu‘Angry Indian comedian: Radhika Vaz on her new book’ – Hindustantimes. See article.

hindu‘Why India needs more bad girls. – Live Mint. View , See article

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

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

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

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

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

hinduInterview in Times of India. See article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hinduInterview with Miss Malini. See article.

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

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