Amrita Dhaliwal

UHM-ri-thuh DAH-lee-wal

Amrita Dhaliwal, she/her/hers, is an award-winning Punjabi American comedian, arts leader, educator and devising artist based in Los Angeles, whose work spans multiple mediums, from stage to TV & Film. Her work explores the core themes of humanity, like death and love, through a comedic lens of the current political climate.

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Press

Best Comedy - Melbourne Fringe 2019 for The Living Room15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN L.A. - LA Weekly for Indian Wedding“meld physical theatre and clownish antics…probing gumption equivalent to a Mel Brooks comedy…so damn good they should have their own TV show.” "...perpetual fabrication and underhanded social commentary unearthed with effervescent zing and cheeky sassiness."
MELBOURNE, AU - STAGE WHISPERS
“modern clowning, clever physical comedy abounds” , “an abundance of gaggery and tomfoolery… with impeccable timing and control,”
MELBOURNE, AU - THEATRE PEOPLE ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Continual hilarity” “mix absurdist techniques, clowning and slapstick”
EDINBURGH, UK - THE LIST ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“hilarious clowning skills”
EDINBURGH, UK - THE WEE REVIEW ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Effortless ease with the audience made us feel safe and bonded us as a group”. “Dhaliwal is regal, commanding”.
EDINBURGH, UK - THEATRE BUBBLE ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“utterly committed to the world… physical comedy is superb”
LOS ANGELES - ARTS BEAT LA
More Stars
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Hilarity and poignancy merge” The List
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Arrestingly unpredictable and entirely sure of itself" Theatre Bubble
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m not sure anything can prepare you for the full-on attack that is American double act Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati” Everything Theatre
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “In the best spirit of modern clowning, clever physical comedy abounds, and the absurdity fairly ricochets off the wall, along with the spillage...impeccable timing and control...brilliantly set up gags take us into unexpected territory” Theatre People
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Amrita's Work


Live in Edinburgh August 14-18:
Driving around

_"Continual hilarity… absurdist techniques"
-THE LIST
A provocative brew of physical comedy, absurdism and American naivety. Perpetual fabrication and buried social commentary are revealed with effervescent zing. A show illuminating our humanity, the bus driver takes you on a ride that is so far past stupid that it becomes compelling. There are no seat belts in life, so just get on the BlundaBus.A rare chance to see this LA-based Punjabi American comedian. Featured LA Weekly’s 15 Best Things To Do. Best Comedy Winner: Melbourne Fringe 2019.

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Amrita Dhaliwal, she/her/hers, is a Punjabi American comedian and devising artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores the core themes of humanity, like death and love, through a lens of the current political climate. A few highlights include The Living Room, a comedy about death and grief, which one Best Comedy at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival, she's an ensemble member of The Murge, which FLAUNT described as "…a comedy that is so far past stupid that it becomes nonsensically compelling", she's the creator and producer of the hit LA show, Indian Wedding, featured in LA Weekly as “Top 15 Things to do in LA”, and more. Beyond the stage, most recently Amrita co-authored and curated an essay series for HowlRound about clown and activism with Nathaniel Justiniano of Naked Empire Bouffon Company. Amrita is also a co-founder of Operation Project, a creative activist group based in the Los Angeles clown community. She is currently on the board for Clowns Without Borders, the Managing Director and an instructor for the Idiot Workshop, an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California, and a Hospital Clown.