Hello! My name is Ajai, pronounced "UH-Jay." Like one J. It means "invincible," and to this day, I have never been vinced. Or if I have, I don't know it.
I'm a standup comedian and writer based in New York City. If you'll glance up top, you can see me in action.
I competed in the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival, which was pretty cool. I also performed in the lobby of a Clarion Inn in Wakefield, Massachusetts, which was also cool, but in a completely different way.
I grew up in Plano, Texas, the son of Indian immigrants, the first Raj born on American soil. (I'd have been the first Varadarajan, if my dad hadn't seen fit to shorten the name to accommodate American ears.) I moved to New York to become a journalist, ,but my love of acting and performing guided me towards improvisational comedy, and from there I was drawn to standup, and now here we are on this website. Now I'm a journalist by day and a comedian by night, more or less. I'm like a superhero who can't actually help anybody. But I can tell you exactly what's wrong.
Sign up for my mailing list if you want to keep up with me and get updates on upcoming shows, or you can check the Shows page.
(I've made some music, which you can check out too. Once in awhile someone tells me a song helped them through something, so that's why that's there. I feel it would be confusing if I didn't say that, because the music is very much not funny. There's more of it here. I can't stress enough that none of it is funny.)
To get in touch, for bookings or whatever other crazy or non-crazy reason you might have, drop me a line: ajairaj at gmail dot com.
You can also find me on Twitter (@SaintAjaiRaj), on instagram (@ajairaj), or on Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by. Good night, and godspeed.