Comedy

Isha is a Bay-Area born, Boston-based comedian, child of Indian immigrants, and Gilmore Girls enthusiast.

Isha Patnaik performs in front of an audience of 200 at Tufts Comedy Blastoff. She admits that this outfit was a "fashion risk" but still plans on repeating it.

Isha Patnaik performs in front of an audience of 200 at Tufts Comedy Blastoff. She admits that this outfit was a "fashion risk" but still plans on repeating it.

She made her stand up debut as a part of Tufts' Stand Up Comedy Collective in 2015. Since graduating, she's performed all around the country as a stand up, improv, and sketch comedian. Isha also created and currently co-produces Affirmative Reaction: An Asian and Asian American Comedy Show!

As a co-founder of TFL Comedy (Tufts' only sketch and stand up group dedicated to gender minorities), Isha has performed in Women in Comedy Festival and opened for Natasha Leggero. She placed 2nd in ImprovBoston's Stand Up Throwdown and performed at The People’s Improv Theater’s Femme Fest. She has also performed at ImprovBoston's 35-Hour Comedy Marathon, Stand Up Break In, The People's Show, and other Boston shows. 

Isha is a self-proclaimed "white people anthropologist" whose comedy touches on everything from racism to The Parent Trap to being an excellent elementary school student. She also takes improv classes at ImprovBoston and is still riding on the high of being the president of her college sketch group. 

At Tufts, Isha became the first woman of color to perform stand up, to head up sketch group Major: Undecided, and to climb a mountain with 3 white people willingly (probably). In the real world, Isha attends Moana themed spin classes.