Comedy for a Cause
Neel Ghosh, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ghosh, is bringing his comedy tour home in support of TriYoga of Cedar Rapids. Neel’s currently living in Los Angeles and has performed all over the U.S. and internationally. Here’s the scoop on his local show:
7 p.m., Friday, November 16
TriYoga of Cedar Rapids
5250 N. Park Place NE #201
Tickets: $30 ($10 for academic students)
Benefit for TriYoga
All proceeds go to TriYoga of Cedar Rapids, our partners in providing mind-body-energy therapies. TriYoga® is a practice that blends posture, breath and subtle hand movements to direct oxygen and blood flow to specific parts of the body. The benefits are many – strengthening patients for treatment, improving mental clarity, lowering stress and enhancing general well-being.
Chair yoga, guided meditation and Reiki are offered free of charge every week at The Ghosh Center for patients and caregivers. You can get more information here: Weekly Wellness Events
A Few Words with Neel
We asked Neel to share a bit about his life and career.
When did you move to Los Angeles?
I first moved out to LA in 2011 to 2013. I moved back here in 2015 and have been here since.
Where else have you lived?
Los Angeles, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, mostly in my own head.
What’s the best part about your work?
At its best it’s connecting with people. I’m very reserved in real life so it’s nice to have an outlet to express whatever I want and see if people vibe with it. But usually it just means I buy myself (vegan, I swear) donuts after good sets.
What’s the hardest?
For me the hardest part is constantly chopping at the tree. They say beavers have a biological itch to chop wood with their teeth and that writers should be the same. I’m more of a sloth.
Do you do any work for The Ghosh Center?
Top Administrative Assistant To King and Queen Ghosh.
Neel has been featured at the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta (2016 and 2017), Laughing Devil’s Cup in New York (2017), featured for Michael Blaustein at the Comedy Lounge in Perth, AU (2017) and at the Hollywood Improv (2018). Neel also performs regularly with his improv troupe, Spring Break ’08, around the LA improv scene along with performing with his house team at The Ruby Theater, Earhart.
He is a trained improvisor and for the past six years has studied under Will Hines, Casey Feigh, Matthew O’Brien, Monika Smith, Lindsay Barrow and many other amazing teachers. Neel has also been featured twice on Buzzfeed.com, alongside Drake for the NBA Awards (2016), and in numerous commercials. He currently runs three popular shows in LA: Hotcakes, Maiden Voyage and Spring Break ’08 is Garbage. On any day, you can catch Neel sitting in his car eating Taco Bell alone.