The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary has been praised by many, and described by many others as “yeah, not my thing.” Singh is a Chicago-based comedian who has opened for national acts like Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric), and W. Kamau Bell (CNN's United Shades), and has performed on stand-up showcases like Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Andy Kindler’s Particular Show and Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know. Singh has been featured in various comedy festivals including the Chicago Comedy Exposition ('16), the Bridgetown Comedy Festival ('17), and the Limestone Comedy Festival ('17), and was a semifinalist for the Standup NBC competition ('17). Singh can be seen on in the second season of the Netflix original series Easy cabbing around a semi-fictionalized Chicago. In real Chicago, Singh runs Monkey Wrench, a monthly comedy show that is little more than a leftist plot against the ruling class.
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