Sharup Karim is a nationally performing South Asian American standup comedian who has become an established fixture in the Chicago comedy scene. This year he was selected as a featured performer at the 2019 NBC Break Out Festival at Second City. He has also performed at House of Blues Chicago, The Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Comedy Bar, and has been featured at LaughFest Grand Rapids, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, the Flyover Comedy Festival in St. Louis, the Solocom Festival in New York City, and the world-renowned Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently a co-producer of the monthly show "People of Comedy" and also performs regularly on the Outcasted Comedy Tour which has opened to sold-out shows in multiple cities across the US including two sold-out shows at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.

Other notable previous venues include:

  • Backdoor Comedy Club in Dallas

  • Dallas Comedy House

  • Comedy of Oakland

  • ComedySportz Philly

  • The Creek and The Cave in New York City

  • The Eastville Comedy Club in New York City

  • The Independent Comedy Club in Detroit

  • Philly Comedy Club

  • The Set Up in San Francisco

  • Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival in Columbus