Welcome to a new year. I’d like to write more this year, just so I can look a back and say I don’t remember writing that. It’s a good year so far. Stay tuned for more updates and email if you want to update me on what you are doing.  patel.aalap at gmail .com

Goal for this Year

I’ve been away from the blog for a long time, sorry you devoted reader. I really want to get back in the swing of it all and this is a good year for that. I finished my 29th year of living about a week ago and now I want to focus in on some stand-up […]

More Video of Aalap being stupid!

Hey guys and gals, I’ve realized that one of my favorite activities is acting strange when a camera is running. Chelsea, Matteson, and I shot a promo video for our 1 year anniversary show. Click over there to reserve tickets online. Watch the video: NYC: One Year Anniversary! from New Young Comedians on Vimeo.

Touring in California

Before I talk about the tour I want to mention the 1 year anniversary show, Wednesday June 24th, for New Young Comedians. Please check it out, the show features some of the best headliners from this past year. Free pizza for those who show up early! So, I just got back from a week of […]

Aalap guest stars on a Podcast

I spent Saturday afternoon chatting it up with Dave Greek, Arthur Carlson, and Kurt Vegas on their weekly podcast The Checkspot. Please give it a listen, and if you like it please subscribe to their podcast, it features a new set of funny comics each week. There’s quite a bit of adult language so if […]

My appearance on ABC news!

I was featured on ABC local news in Philadelphia for a weight loss bet that I’m in with my brother. Check out the cameo appearance by the Beard Logo t-shirt. Watch out for the follow up in June. Thanks to everyone for their support so far. Most of all I’d like to thank Taco Bell, […]

How you living?

This was one of my favorite shows as a kid and the theme just makes me happy. I’m going to bring back the phrase “How you living?”, I hope next time you see me you’ll respond with “What?” or “In living Color”. I prefer “What?” cause then i can repeat and we can just sing […]

Repost: The importance of real journalism

I normally don’t repost but this is a great article by one of the creators of The Wire, reposted from will hines: “A depressing story from The Wire’s David Simon about how the destruction of newspapers might mean public officials get off the hook. He used to be a police reporter for The Baltimore Sun […]

Today’s boost of inspiration

“It’s horribly hard and it keeps me alive.” This in response to his goal of creating a new hour long stand up special each and every year. I love the honesty and sentiment of that statement. There are many things in life that keep you from dying, or keep you from dying as quickly as […]

The Work of Comedy

I listenedd to a comedy interview with jerry seinfeld. He talks about going almost 18 months without a night off. That seems like madness, but it’s really just sparta. I would say that i perform about 2-3 times a week, with 4 being the max. This includes open mics. I think I’m on the long […]