Jackie Kashian & Desh
Jackie Kashian is an talented American comic. She has a half-hour special on Comedy Central, has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the Nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom and has traveled the world making people laugh.
She has been touring the US for over 14 years and has performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has toured Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year she is back OZ for some more shows.
With a comedy career spanning a near decade, in 2002 this South African Indian immigrant found himself beneath the spotlight as a finalist in the Triple J Raw Comedy Competition, cracking up audiences with his tales of growing up a Hindu in the beef capital of Australia.
Following this debut, Desh spent the next two years delighting audiences with his acerbic wit and offbeat observations on being an Indian in Australia, albeit, a beer loving, slow talking, rugby league watching, coastal dwelling, flat footed sports tragic.
In 2004 Desh made his national television debut on the NRL Footyshow and Rove. In 2005 and 2006 he appeared as a featured comedian on The Best of the Footyshow Comedians and Show Us Your Roots DVDs. In 2009 he featured in the production of SBS’s sports trivia program The Squiz.
From theatre performer to opinion shaper, Desh provides an illuminating and hilarious commentary on the issues that shape our world. Whether it is telling your Doctor Dad you want to be a comedian to purchasing shares in Australia’s first environmentally friendly uranium mine, Desh covers more ground than bindies in the summer time.