Newlywed Rajiv Satyal – the “funny Indian” comic from Fairfield – won’t be performing his routines about dating anymore, so he’s giving away the video free on YouTube.
“I’m doing this as a favor to the millions of single men out there who are in the same predicament I was,” says Satyal, who quit his Procter & Gamble job in 2006 and moved to Los Angeles to become a full-time comedian.
The 1994 Fairfield High School graduate married pharmacist Harsha Mistry in Texas on August 1. They were in town last weekend celebrating with family in friends.
Satyal first performed his “No Man’s Land” routines about his failed relationships with women two years ago in Hollywood. He stopped doing the act last year, after meeting Mistry on a dating website. So he placed the entire one hour, 50 minute video on YouTube here.
Satyal earned a materials engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. He took a job at P&G in purchasing, and eventually moved into brand management. He started doing stand-up in comedy clubs here in 2002.
“I knew there was no way I’d headline (in comedy clubs) staying here in Cincinnati,” Satyal says. “I thought I’d be an engineer in Silicon Valley. Instead I ended up doing corporate gigs for businesses in Silicon Valley.”
The comedian performs about 150 dates a year, mostly on the road. He has 120 podcasts on his Rajivsatyal website, in pursuit of his plan to be a TV show host.
“Most comedians either become actors or hosts. My real dream is to host a TV show,” he says.
In September, he resumes his “I AM” tour with concerts in Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He played the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater in June. To promote the show, he produced this “I AM OHIOAN” video.