Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts Tip Sheet: comedy, podcasts, and even a drive-in

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      The South Asian Arts Society is taking its annual, late-summer Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts online until August 29, complete with podcasts, drive-in readings, workshops, and many more innovative formats to fit the exciting creative power of the artists it spotlights.

      Here are a few of the key remaining events:

      MONSOON COMEDY NIGHT

      August 22, 7 p.m., streamed live via Facebook and YouTube

      Laugh out loud at the standup and sketch comedy from host Kalyn Miles (seen here), Monique Bellamy, Cliff Prang, Leena Manro, Dusty Searcy, Rajnish Dhawan, Sunee Dhaliwal, and Shishki Productions.

      PODCASTS AND TIME TRAVEL

      August 25, 7 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube

      The Nameless Collective hosts Milan Singh, Naveen Girn, and Paneet Singh talk to podcast producer and Jugni Style editor Manjot Bains about storytelling and local South Asian history.

      HIMMAT: A STAGED READING

      August 28, location TBA

       In this live, drive-in event, Gavan Cheema unveils a play that looks at the relationship between a working-class Punjabi father and his daughter. Paneet Singh directs, and Munish Sharma and Gunjan Kundhal join Cheema on-stage. 

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