About

Zarna Garg

“The Funny Brown Mom”

About

Zarna Garg

“The Funny Brown Mom”

Proudly representing brown women everywhere, Zarna Garg is a mom and lawyer turned award-winning screenwriter and stand-up comedian, highlighting the immigrant and American experience with her own signature style.

Since the pandemic, she’s brought her comedy shows online, a move which was covered in the New York Times and outdoors to venues including Central Park and the MET. Zarna has taken TikTok by storm, with her comedy videos gaining more than 60 million views and counting!

Zarna performs for sold out audiences at top clubs across the country, and you can find her each month at the famous Caroline’s on Broadway with her second hit show “Sari, Not Sorry,” following her headlining debut, “My American Dream.” She is a featured comic on Kevin Hart’s Lyft Comic Series. She won Best Newcomer at Ladies of Laughter. She is also one of the winners of the #TY100 I Love NYC’s SMB’s 100 Small Business Owners. Zarna was the featured performer for the Outstanding Mother Awards in support of the Save the Children foundation with attendees including Halle Berry, Kate Hudson, Kris Jenner and more.

Her debut romantic comedy screenplay “Rearranged” won the Best Comedy Screenplay Award at the 2019 Austin Film Festival (placing #1 out of 11,000 scripts), and was also a 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Semi-Finalist. The script has been optioned by Marginal Mediaworks.

She is one of a handful of female Indian comedians worldwide, and quite possibly the only one who publicly takes on her mother-in-law. Zarna is a rare voice tackling the type of humor few (if any) other Indian immigrant women have attempted before, and represents a demographic with few comedic influences.

My Timeline

1992

Immigrant

I immigrate alone to the United States from India at the age of 16.

1992 - 1998

Time for School

I get my B.S. in Finance from the University of Akron, and then my J.D. at Case Western Reserve School of Law.

1998 & 2003

Married / Had Kids

In 1998, I trapped a man and got married. Then in 2003, we had three kids, all still alive and on different computers (even my husband).

2018 - NOW

Screenwriter

My first screenplay, “Rearranged” wins the 2019 Austin Film Festival Best Comedy Award and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowships semi-finalist and soon after optioned by Marginal Mediaworks.

2019 - NOW

Stand-Up Comedian

More than 80M views on TikTok and counting. Monthly show at Caroline’s on Broadway called “My American Dream.” Upcoming performance at the New York Comedy Festival.

My Timeline

1992

Immigrant

I immigrate alone to the United States from India at the age of 16.

1992 - 1998

Time for School

I get my B.S. in Finance from the University of Akron, and then my J.D. at Case Western Reserve School of Law.

1998 & 2003

Married / Had Kids

In 1998, I trapped a man and got married. Then in 2003, we had three kids, all still alive and on different computers (even my husband).

2018 - NOW

Screenwriter

My first screenplay, “Rearranged” wins the 2019 Austin Film Festival Best Comedy Award and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowships semi-finalist and soon after optioned by Marginal Mediaworks.

2019 - NOW

Stand-Up Comedian

More than 80M views on TikTok and counting. Monthly show at Caroline’s on Broadway called “My American Dream.” Upcoming performance at the New York Comedy Festival.

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