Barefoot Comedy

Mystic Journey Presents: Laughter Medicine

February 9, 2019





Pritesh Shah

Great Hall
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Mystic Journey Comedy Night

The first two shows were a blast, so we are back again for round three! Mystic Journey presents Barefoot Comedy, a new monthly comedy show. As we all know, laughter is great medicine and a wonderful healer. Come have a drink, share some laughs and hug a crystal. You'll leave with sore cheeks, an open heart and some new friends. Hosted by Pritesh Shah. Beverages available or BYOB.


• Mychael Anthony | @therealmykejones

Mychael Anthony is originally from St. Louis, Mo. Started doing Stand-up comedy in the local scene before moving to Los Angeles. Myke was able to book a few T.V. roles as well as spots at premier Comedy Clubs in the Los Angeles area.

• Neel Nanda | @neelnanda

Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies' biggest acts. Neel has most recently performed stand up on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and has acted and performed on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party. He has also appeared on MTV and on IFC's Garkunkel and Oates Show. Neel has also performed stand up comedy on HULU's Coming to the Stage, Oxygen's Funny Girls and on several episodes of the series Flophouse for Viceland directed by Lance Bangs.

• Zahra Ali | @reallyzahra

Zahra Ali is a comedian, writer, actress, and all-around cool person. She performs stand-up comedy all over the country, often bicoastal from New York to LA. She uses her arsenal of jokes to tackle feminism, racism, terrorism, and a few other isms. Her material and antics with the crowd make audiences burst into laughter, often leaving the show a little enlightened (i.e. woke). You can watch her in award winning shorts like Michael Peterson and American Curry Pie. She also hosts a popular podcast called 2 Girls, 1 Guy.

• Heather Pasternak | @hellopasternak

Heather Pasternak is a LA native, comedian and NYU Tisch school graduate. She recently had her network debut on CBS’s The Late Show with Steven Colbert and her appearances include FOX’s The Mindy Project, and New Girl. She opens for Jeff Garlin in Los Angeles, New York and London. She performs all over Los Angeles at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Westside Comedy Theatre, Flappers, Upright Citizens Brigade and several times a week alone in the shower.

• Josh Nasar | @joshnasar

From improv and stand up comedy stages to red carpets, game shows, and radio, for more than a decade comedian Josh Nasar has been performing stand-up. Josh has been seen on FX’s hit show “Sons of Anarchy”. Along with other projects, he can currently be seen hosting Discovery Networks “What’s My Car Worth”. When Josh is not working in front of the camera he can be seen touring the country as a comedian, motivational speaker and relationship expert.

• Leo Flowers | @leoflowers2000

Recently, Flowers appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, was a runner-up in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist in the 2011 Stand Up for Diversity competition. He was also on Comedy Central’s “Night at the Cellar;” hosted both MTV’s “Sports Blender” and Starz “Staan’ ‘Dup," and was featured on "Last Call from Carson Daly," on NBC.

• Marc Sully St. Fleur | @marcsullysaintfleur

Marc-Sully Saint-Fleur is a Miami native of Haitian descent. Marc-Sully lived in New York City for a decade where he studied musical comedy and has been living in Sunny Los Angeles for one year now. He has been doing stand up around the city and can be seen in the 2019 CBS diversity showcase this month at the El Portal Theatre.

• Smaranda Luna | @sma_luna

Smaranda Luna is a Los Angeles based Romanian actress and stand up. Her credits include Closer to the Moon, Harley and the Davidsons, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Second City Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Soho Comedy London, Brody Studios Budapest, The Hollywood Improv, UCB, IO West, The Comedy Store L.A, The Pasadena Playhouse and numerous theatre productions. She was selected as one of Tribeca Film Festival's Digital Creators of 2017 for her dark comedy series "Patti and Marina"

About the host, Pritesh Shah

Pritesh Shah has quickly become a prolific actor, producer and comedian. After graduating as an accountant and quitting his dream job, Pritesh cut his teeth as a standup comic in Southern California, where he was mentored by Chad Coleman (The Wire, Always Sunny) and performed at clubs throughout SoCal. Pritesh has appeared on dozens of hit television shows, including GRIMM, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, GAME OF SILENCE, and recurring on the Emmy nominated SIX on the History Channel. On the big screen, he had scene-stealing roles in TIE THE KNOT with Tara Reid, WIZARDREAM with Ernie Hudson, and ALL IN TIME with Vanessa Ray. 2017 has been no different, producing the indie comedy FISHBOWL CALIFORNIA and starring in THE BLACK GHIANDOLA with JK Simmons, Johnny Depp and directed by Sam Raimi. He is also starting a podcast called “Dark and Darker” with NFL star turned astrologer Ricky Williams. He recently got a an agreement with Lost Lane Entertainment for a pilot comedy called BROWN MAN PROBLEMS he wrote with writer Dennis Fallon.