Comedy: Rajiv Satyal

Rajiv Satyal returns home to perform his critically acclaimed one-man show No Man’s Land at the Aronoff Saturday.

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Rajiv Satyal

“I turned 30 and I freaked out,” says comedian Rajiv Satyal about his decision to leave Cincinnati in 2006. While still working at P&G (which also produced comics Josh Sneed, Greg Warren and Drew Tarvin) Satyal came to a realization: “I love Cincinnati, I love Ohio, but I cannot spend my entire life here.” He went to California to be a brand manager for Fiji Water, but friends knew that Satyal, who had been featuring at comedy clubs throughout the Midwest for the previous four years, would soon leave that gig to pursue comedy. Within three months he was doing stand-up full time. He returns home to perform his critically acclaimed one-man show No Man’s Land at the Aronoff Saturday. “It’s all about my dating life and defining manhood in modern society,” he explains. “It basically asks the question, ‘Why am I single?’” 


8 p.m. Saturday. $29.50 Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-621-ARTS, cincinnatiarts.org.

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