Prashanth Venkataramanujam is a comedian and actor originally from Chicago who began his career at the age of 17. After quickly rising through the ranks in Chicago, he started performing at world renowned clubs like Zanies, the Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, and The Comic Strip even before he was allowed in as a patron of age.
In 2008 Prashanth graduated from the highly acclaimed Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York City and was a regional winner at the Rooftop College Comedy Competition. His work on the road has afforded him the privilege of working with comedians that include the late Robert Schimmel, Mark Curry, Rocky LaPorte, Joe Piscopo, and Donnell Rawlings from the Chappelle Show.
After years of performing at colleges and clubs for audiences as small as three and as large as 3500, Prashanth's act has become something of an event and his performance has something entertainers his age rarely exhibit - gumption.
In June of 2010, he won the opening competition in the Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater and he is currently touring in 2011 to many colleges and clubs all over the country so you should definitely check him...Ok look...(sigh) I’m sorry but I can’t do this (Prashanth looks into the camera)… it’s me… Prashanth. Let’s get some real talk. You probably thought my manager or my agent wrote this up for me. Let me tell you something, that’s what all entertainers like you to think, that all our “representation” took care of this kind of stuff. That’s never the case…it’s us…we do this stuff. I’m writing this bio and it’s a horrible combination of weird, difficult, hokey, and contrived. Frankly, you have to write a lot of these as an entertainer and it never gets easier. Try it some time. Write a biography of yourself in your spare time, maybe at work or in class with a voice that doesn't make you come off as full of yourself but also highlights your accomplishments nicely to a mass audience so they think you’re cool and hip and that you’re the “next BIG thing” sothey’lldefinitelywanttojumpontheBANDWAGON! ...just try it, see how stressful it is…THEN come back and talk to me. Until THEN, (two comma pause) I’ll be in my trailer drinking FIJI water and sending whatever food I ordered back to the caterers.