Yogi Paliwal hails from the Pacific Northwest and now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. His comedy has been featured at the Sasquatch Music Festival, he’s opened for Marc Maron and Tig Notaro and at comedy festivals around the U.S and Canada.

His eccentric personal style, and commanding stage presence add to his ability to break down biases people hold about one another. His standard for his comedy is to always be consistent, have substance, be hilarious and unpredictably silly. His act is a hint of genius in a stew of snake oil.

If you were to ask Yogi how would you describe your standup? He’d say it’s “Intellectual absurdity.” If you asked him what that means he would say, “My material isn’t smart, but you need to be smart to see how stupid the joke is.”