Bay Area Comedy Show Benefits Infanticide Documentary



On the occasion of International Day of the Girl, Bay Area Local Organizes  Comedy Show- ‘Stand Up for the Tender Gender’

Petals in the Dust

In light of the growing violence and atrocities against girls across the globe, the UN has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl. On this inaugural Day of the Girl,Samson Koletkar, the world’s only Indian Jewish Stand Up comedian, and a father of a sweet little girl, brings you a stellar all female lineup of comics to benefit the making of Petals In The Dust: The Endangered Indian Girl, a documentary film that highlights one of the worst tragedies against girls – female foeticide and infanticide.


Date: Tuesday, October 9

Time: 8pm – 9:30pm; Doors open at 7:15pm

Venue:  Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club

157 W El Camino Real

Sunnyvale, CA

Despite a booming economy, the 2011 census in India reveals that the killing of baby girls is on the rise and the ratio of boys to girls is the lowest since India’s independence 64 years ago. It is reported that over 7000 baby girls are murdered daily. India is now ranked the fourth most dangerous place in the world for women because of the growing incidences of female foeticide and infanticide.

Nyna Pais Caputi, a Bay Area resident, who is originally from India and her husband Gino Caputi, a native of San Francisco and a member of the Director’s Guild of America realizing the magnitude of this “gendercide” , are producing a documentary film, Petals In The Dust: The Endangered Indian Girl to raise awareness of this issue both in India and abroad and to bring people together to help protect and empower India’s girls and women.


Aundre The Wonderwoman
Semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition
Inaugural Russian River Resort Comedy Competition Winner
Recipient of the Stand Up For Justice Award from Death Penalty Focus, a California-based national group, for her work against the death penalty.
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Host of emmy-award winning season of “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH
Featured member of nationally touring Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour
Opened for Dick Gregory and Greg Proops
Shanti Charan
2011 Rooster T Feathers Competition Winner
2011 Improv Competition Runner Up
Priya Prasad
2010 San Francisco Speech Therapy Comedy Competition Winner
Five Funny Females Comedy Tour
Co-producer & Show Host:
Samson Koletkar
Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour, Funatical Comedy Tour, Make Chai Not War
2010 Asian American Theater Company’s Comedy Competition Winner
Performed in India, Canada & all over the USA


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