Shanti Charan’s bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite and a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb's, Rooster T Feathers and The Improv. Shanti has had the opportunity to work with talented people such as; Mad Tv's Bobby Lee, SNL's Sasheer Zamata, The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng, along with Rob Delaney, Nate Bargatze, Dan Cummins, Pablo Francisco, Tom Rhodes and Fortune Feimster. Charan was recently named San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best Comedian” in their Annual "Best of SF", 2016 edition. SF Weekly awarded Shanti "Best Stand Up on the Way Up", stating Charan’s writing, “is clever and confident beyond her years.”

She also produces and hosts a Culinary Comedy web series, Mixing Masala with Shanti. The show gives audiences a fun, entertaining and fresh look into Indian cooking and South Asian flavors. She is also a reoccurring guest on KGO 810 radio on Brian Copeland's Headliner's on the Headlines. Either it be on stage, on camera or on the radio, Shanti Charan captivates audiences and continuously delivers.


Photographer: Ryan Johnson

Cartoonist: Alyssa Wagner