Comedy: Rajiv Satyal

Procter & Gamble is known worldwide as a producer of soap, healthcare products and … comedians? Yes, you can add Fairfield-native Rajiv Satyal to the list of former- P&G employees turned comics. That list also includes, of course, national headliners Jos

Procter & Gamble is known worldwide as a producer of soap, healthcare products and … comedians? Yes, you can add Fairfield-native Rajiv Satyal to the list of former- P&G employees turned comics. That list also includes, of course, national headliners Josh Sneed and Greg Warren. Satyal, though, is moving up fast. He’s been in Los Angeles the past couple of years. “It’s going well,” he says. “I’m getting up in the clubs around town. I have representation, I go out on auditions and kind of live that life.” So what is it about his former employer that morphs otherwise serious packaged-goods makers into comedians? “I don’t know what it is,” he says. “I just think that P&G just recruits talented people.” He suggests that there’s more where he came from. “They had this thing called P&G Idol, based on American Idol,” he explains. “You'd be so surprised what talents people have. There were cloggers, there were dancers, absolutely everything. Some of those people have a long career ahead of them at P&G.” Onstage Satyal is mostly observational. Of Indian descent, he does open in a somewhat predictable, though hilarious, direction. “I’m Indian,” he tells the audience, “and we had nothing to do with 9/11. 7-11 on the other hand…” Satyal performs for the grand reopening of The Funny Bone on the Levee in the old Pacific Moon space. Both shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday will have SNL alum Kevin Nealon as the feature. $25. Get tickets and find nearby bars and restaurants here

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