This week, Ira spoke with comedian Tom Thakkar, performing in The Comedy Works at The Plaza, July 1-2 at 9 p.m. In this episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Tom talks about growing up in Indiana and making the decision to become a comedian; the challenges of performing comedy during the pandemic; his approach to comedy and audiences; and his decision to move to Los Angeles and get married.
Tom Thakkar has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Comedy Central’s Stand Up Presents,” “This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” “CONAN,” and as the host of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up with Tom Thakkar.” He spent the first half of 2020 writing sketches and jokes for SyFy’s “The Movie Show,” and before that was the co-host of “You Up with Nikki Glaser” on SiriusXM.
Currently, he hosts the podcast “Stand By Your Band,” and does stand up all around the country and all around New York as a regular at The Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and more. Other credits include: Just For Laughs, Doug Loves Movies, This Might Help with Matt Braunger, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Stand Up Show with Jon Dore, and First Nations Comedy Experience.