Sharup Karim is a South Asian American comic who was born in a village in Bangladesh, but raised primarily by '90s television in the Caucasian cornucopias of Oklahoma City. As a satirist of all topics ranging from being racially ambiguous to somehow surviving in America, Sharup's comedy primarily integrates his experiences as a western minority with observational humor and witticism.
After transitioning from screenwriting into standup comedy 4 years ago, he has performed at various venues in Chicago (including The Second City, Zanies & the Laugh Factory) and has sold out his first headlining show at The Bughouse Theatre. He has also been featured at:
- Backdoor Comedy Club in Dallas
- 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
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, and San Francisco. In November 2017, he debuted his 40-minute solo show at New York City's SOLOCOM Festival.