Sharup Karim is a South Asian American comic who was born in a village in Bangladesh, but somehow raised in the even more exotic town of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a satirist of all topics, Sharup's comedy primarily integrates his experiences as a western minority with observational humor and witticism.
After diving into standup 4 years ago, he is now a fixture in the Chicago comedy scene and has performed all over the city including The Second City, Zanies & The Laugh Factory.
In 2017 he was selected to advance into the quarterfinals of the NBC Standup Chicago auditions. He has headlined at the 2017 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is part of an ongoing multi-city sold-out tour with two other comics entitled "Outcasted" which has had sold out shows in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, San Francisco, and Detroit. In November 2017, he debuted his 40-minute solo show at New York City's SOLOCOM Festival. In 2019 he was selected to participate in Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” competition in Chicago.
He has also been featured at:
Backdoor Comedy Club in Dallas
Dallas Comedy House
Comedy of Oakland
The Creek and The Cave in New York City
The Eastville Comedy Club in New York City
Flyover Comedy Festival in St. Louis
Greenside on Infirmary St in Edinburgh, UK
Just The Tonic in Edinburgh, UK
LaughFest in Grand Rapids
Milwaukee Comedy Festival
The Set Up in San Francisco
Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival in Columbus
World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas