Award-winning Comedy from Bombay to NYC
Alicia started dreaming of being a comedian at the age of eight–and “wasted” ten years “growing up” before she finally started performing at age 18. She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in standup comedy–yes, comedy.
Mentored by several brilliant comedians over the years, Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), W. Kamau Bell (HBO), and Bill Santiago (Comedy Central,) she’s been knocking audiences out (not literally) with waves laughter at clubs like The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club, in San Francisco in New York, Hollywood, Bombay, Chennai, and London.
After a dozen years of doing stand up comedy, she’s been racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows. Sold-out hit shows and extended runs have garnered her shows “Best Storyteller” -Off-Broadway NY Solo Festival, “Best of the Fringe” “Best Female Solo Show”, -SF Fringe Festival, “Best Comedian” -East Bay Express and more. The SF Guardian called her “Goofy, messy, and fun!” The LA Theater Review says she’s “Charming, likable, and funny!”
“I laughed till I cried. Brilliant writing and performing. She belongs on Letterman. Come see her so you can say you saw her before she was famous!” -Marsha Stevens
“Unbelievably genius. Very helpful for me in many ways, especially spiritually. I was amazed at every single line – her timing, acting, nuanced humor, profound points, the FACES she made! Easily as good as Eddie Izzard.” -Katie Darling
Alicia studied with Rob Reece of the Actor’s Studio for four years in his Diamond Heart Approach Method Acting Workshop. She is a graduate of The Arete Experience, The SpiritAwards and Praise
of Life Institute, the Authentic Woman Experience, Insight Seminars, Vipassana Mediation, and Sivananda Ashram courses. She trained to be a life coach and workshop leader in the year-long immersive Transformational Course Leader Training (TCLT) with Guy Sengstock, Alexis Shepard, and Rick Snyder. Alicia has also been schooled in Family Constellations work with a student of Constellations founder Bert Hellinger, in shamanic guided meditation, Emotional Freedom Technique, and the Sedona Method, and incorporates all of this wisdom into her one-on-one spiritually guided coaching process and workshops. Don’t worry, she doesn’t bite.
Alicia has appeared on NPR, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Express, The Lady Brain Show, J Magazine, BeliefNET, Elephant Journal, Elevate, Inspyr, Integral Yoga Magazine, The Mindful Word, Awaken.com, Taoish.com, and more.
- Voted “Best Comedian” -San Francisco Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll
- Voted “Best Comedian” -San Francisco Weekly Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll
- Awarded “Best of the Fringe” -CAFE Arts Hollywood Fringe Festival
- Awarded ”Best Storyteller” -Off-Broadway New York Solo Festival
- Awarded “Best of the Fringe” (twice) -San Francisco Fringe Fest [twice, for two shows]
- Awarded “Best Female Solo Show”, -San Francisco Fringe Festival
- Awarded “Best Local Comedian” -East Bay Express
- “Pick of the Week” -SF Chronicle Pink Section, “What’s Hot Pick of the Week” -ABC News in SF