Comedian Rajiv Satyal, with the aid of singer/songwriter Taylor Alexander, breaks down pop music to explain how America got to where she is today.
is a Los Angeles-based comedian/host. His TV-clean act has made him one of the most versatile comedians working today. Rajiv had an unusual entry into standup, doing his act for then-World No. 1 tennis player Pete Sampras in a locker room. Satyal has some interesting claims to fame: he opened for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of 17,000 people. He made the massively viral I AM INDIAN video, which was shared by Bollywood stars and used to introduce the Indian Prime Minister in Shanghai and Dubai. He has opened for Russell Peters more than any other Indian comedian. Rajiv even hosted Dave Chappelle’s very first show after his much-publicized African hiatus. Satyal performs weekly at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. He has garnered 50 million+ online views and been featured on/in NBC, NPR, Nickelodeon, Fx, Netflix, Bob & Tom, Times Now, Zee TV, Pandora, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Advertising Age, The Times of India, The Huffington Post, and The LA Times. Rajiv wrote No Man’s Land, a 100-minute one-person show about his dating life that sold out all performances from LA to NY to San Francisco to Cincinnati. This show actually led to Satyal’s marriage, which itself had a comedic arc: Rajiv proposed to his girlfriend while opening for Kevin Nealon, and at his wedding, Russell Peters finally opened for him.
Taylor Alexander is a true independent artist and one of Los Angeles' brightest talents. He mixes blues, folk, and pop seamlessly creating a style, look and sound all his own. Hailing from the Queen City (Cincinnati, OH), Taylor's love affair with music began at a young age and coming from two musical families made it an inevitable passion. Authentic grooves instantly capture listeners attention, while the conversationalist elements to his songwriting enhance his fresh material, making it relatable to audiences young and old. Alexander's true uniqueness lies in his one man show. He's devised a technique called the "audible illusion" where he beat boxes while playing guitar, simultaneously humming a melody over top. Taylor seamlessly switches gears between this and traditional playing/singing. Due to his mouth and lips creating the beat, it deceives the eye...similar to ventriloquism or as though a loop pedal is being used. But it's all live! You have to see AND hear it to believe!
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