Indian-American Actors Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena took on hosting duties at the Lincoln Center on August 2 for the off-broadway show, “SHABASH!” The “Community” and “Outsourced” stars brought the laughs in this showcase of South Asian talent. 

This past weekend, #LCT3 kicked off the new Spotlight Series with SHABASH!, a summer spectacle of new music and comedy celebrating a range of exciting new work by artists of South Asian descent. . . Photo 1: Hosts Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena Photo 2: DJ RuBot mixes during happy hour before the evening’s performance Photo 3: Nick Choksi with Angel Desai, Meetu Chilana, and Kamala Sankaram Photo 4: Nick Choksi . . 📷: @chasiannexy

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“SHABASH!” is a part of Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 Spotlight series and is co-presented by Hypokrit Theater Company’s Tamasha. The show is directed by Zi Alikhan, with music direction by Anastasia Victory. The crew includes many talents including Angel Desai of “An Ordinary Muslim,” Meetu Chilana of “Monsoon Wedding” fame, Alingon Mitra from “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” the band Bombay Rickey and more.

Pudi and Cheena kicked off the show with a rooftop happy hour with DJ RuBot. “SHABASH!” performances ran from Aug 2-4. For those of you experiencing serious FOMO, check out these images from the show!

This past weekend, #LCT3 kicked off the new Spotlight Series with SHABASH!, a summer spectacle of new music and comedy celebrating a range of exciting new work by artists of South Asian descent. . . Photo 1: Kamala Sankaram, Meetu Chilana, Kuhoo Verma and Angel Desai Photo 2: Angel Desai Photo 3: Alingon Mitra Photo 4: Kuhoo Verma and Nick Choksi Photo 5: Kuhoo Verma with Meetu Chilana, Kamala Sankaram, and Angel Desai Photo 6: Zahra Ali Photo 7: Deepali Gupta . . 📷: @chasiannexy

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Looks like Cheena and Pudi definitely had a blast hosting this event!

Hypokrit Theater has been bringing South Asian talent to the theater world for some time, but this is the first collaboration with LCT3. SHABASH! was LCT3’s inaugural project in their spotlight series, they hope to bring forth productions that showcase new talent and provide a platform for a variety of artists.

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