UpakarIndian-American Scholarship Foundation

09/10/2005 - 2nd Annual Improv & Comedy Event Featuring Daniel Nainan and Anu Yadav

Upakar Annual Comedy/Improv Show

Saturday, September 10th, 8:30-11:00 p.m.

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, Rosslyn, VA

Tickets $20, purchased from www.upakar.org

The headliner is Daniel Nainan and the second act is Anu Yadav with a one-act play called "Capers".

Daniel Nainan: Quite possibly the only half South Asian and half East Asian comedian in the world, Dan Nainan is the son of a nuclear physics professor from South Asia and a child psychologist from East Asia. A classical pianist since age two, he went on to tour with a rock band in California while working for Capitol Records in Hollywood. Dan has performed at comedy clubs, concerts and special events all over America, including such exotic locations as Honolulu, Hawaii and Sydney, Australia. He recently appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", and he does voice-over work, including character and announcer voices, on radio stations all over the country. He will soon be hosting a series on local cable television, and recently tried out (unsuccessfully) for a small part as an Indian motel owner on the HBO television series "The Sopranos." www.nainan.com

Anu Yadav: Across the country, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is razing the most blighted public housing buildings in favor of new mixed income dwellings that will include public housing units, market rate properties and office rental space. The nation's capital is no exception. On the Anacostia waterfront in Southeast, the D.C. Housing Authority in cooperation with private developers is in the midst of a $424 million redevelopment that will demolish the Arthur Capper Carrollsburg projects. What will happen to the thousands who live in the project's 707 units is at the heart of a battle between affordable housing activists and the housing authority. It is also the inspiration for Capers, a new one-act play by D.C. resident Anu Yadav. Video Report -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/metro/122204-1v.html

Upakar appreciates the sponsorship by Atul Garg, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, serving DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Upakar seeks to recognize and nurture excellence in all fields by Indo-Americans, and to support those in financial need in their pursuit of higher education. The Foundation has seen a huge surge in scholarship applications in 2005 as college tuition rises and incomes remain stagnant. Attend the September 10 fund-raiser and help Upakar meet this growing need!

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Thank you for your interest & consideration! --The Board of Upakar Foundation