Three men -- an Indian. an African-American. a White Jewish guy. What do they have in common?
Nothing . . . except their passion for comedy, their ability to break down racial and ethnic barriers through laughter, and their belief that diversity enhances all of our lives. These 3 men – Akash Bhasin, Alex Barnett and Charles McBee – who come from three very different backgrounds, use comedy to tackle head-on the racial and ethnic prejudices and stereotypes that even now in the 21st Century still linger. Through their unique comedic perspectives, these men challenge the prejudices that still exist in today’s world. And, when they do, look out, you’ll find yourself not only laughing out loud but emerging with new perspectives on race and ethnicity and the wonderful diversity of American culture.
So, what do these men, these comedians have in common? Nothing except the fact that they all use comedy and laughter to bring everyone closer together . . . . Oh, and all three of them love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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Alex's comedy is about family, specifically his family. As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 2 year-old Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country. He's been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, Bloomberg Law TV, ComedyTime TV and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. He also won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off.
Charles brings his sharp wit and undeniable charm to every show. Charles attacts audiences of every ethnicity while he tackles taboo topics such as race with a unique and hilarious perspective and never alienating anyone in his audience. While working in New York, Charles has been cast in a variety of Off-Broadway productions including, "Raw Love," and "To Seek a Newer World." Charles has performed in NBC's, "Stand Up for Diversity," and The New York Underground Comedy Festival. He has also competed in top Comedy Competitions, including season 6 of NBC's America's Got Talent, and The New York March Madness Comedy Competition. He is currently the star, writer and director of the critically acclaimed web series “Its A Chucked Up Life.”
Akash has entertained crowds in China, India and now the United States. His unique wit and no holds bared sense of humor has helped him garner a fan a fan base across the globe. Akash has been featured in the second season of the critically acclaimed series “Its A Chucked Up Life.” He can also been seen in a number of on line sketches with the acclaimed Cult Comedy Picture Show. Many of their sketches have been featured on CNN and the Huffington Post. Akash recieved 1st place in the Catch a Rising Star competition & 2nd place in Gilda’s Laugh off competition. No matter what country he's in Akash's honest and hilarious perspective on life, cultures and religion keep audiences wanting more.