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5 Funny Things Indian Parents In America Can Relate To

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If there’s anything that’s universal in this world, it’s parenting.

No matter your culture, background, or family dynamic, parenting woes transcend.

As a standup comedian, I try to get all of my parenting guidance exclusively from other comics (seems right), so I put together 5 of my favorite comedy videos about relatable parenting moments. 

1. Maz Jobrani’s Funny Take On Parenting Goals

Maz gets it right when he points out that our only goal as parents is to make our kids exhausted. But no matter what we do, they never want to sleep!

 

2. My Take On The Scariest Bully of Them All: An Indian Aunty

I wish I had bullies when I was a kid…instead, I had scary Indian aunties. Much worse. (BTW, if you want to see my full comedy set, scroll to the bottom of this post!)

3. Russell Peters Sometimes Wishes He Had Encouraging White Parents

Russell Peters nails it when he talks about the different choices Indian parents and white parents make.

4. Sindhu Vee’s Indian Parenting Dilemma: My Child Has Joined A Gang

Fellow brown comedian aunty Sindhu Vee has some amazing anecdotes about her troubles with disciplining her kids.

5. Cristela Alonzo Knows What It’s Like To Have Outspoken Immigrant Parents

Cristela Alonzo grew up with an immigrant mom and she was brutally honest…as only an immigrant mom can be.

 

By the way, if you want to see my full comedy set, it’s now playing on my YouTube channel.

 

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Hair Love

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I was a motherless, homeless teen.

During the darkest period of my life, when I needed someone to take me in, I was often turned away because people were scared that my coarse, thick hair had lice in it.

To help alleviate the doubt, I kept my hair short, really short for years. Living as a guest in people’s homes, I learned to keep it as stress-free as possible for my hosts.

When Matthew Cherry’s movie, ‘Hair Love’ released last year, I was so deeply touched. I cried. I laughed. I sighed.

Hair plays such a big role in all our lives and to watch the dad in the movie be suspicious of it, fear it and then conquer it warmed my heart–although I didn’t have that happy ending, my heart wishes it for every child in difficult circumstances.

The Indian community has a lot in common with the black community–hair complications just being one of them. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can watch it below…

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Zarna Garg Standup Comedy at Carolines On Broadway (Full Set)

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Here’s my full standup comedy set taped at Carolines On Broadway in New York City on February 19, 2020.


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