One may have recognized Aastha Lal (34) on stage at one of her 450+ stand-up shows across the world, or more recently, on this season of The Amazing Race (Season 34)! If you’re reading this and have not seen the show, spoiler alert. Aastha and her fiancée are first eliminated, something that Aastha finds hilarious and fitting, given her career in comedy.
“What’s funnier than being out first?” Aastha shared. Although her time on the race was brief, she shares that the experience was life-changing.
Aastha, who grew up in a conservative South Asian household, did not publicly announce her LGBTQ identity until the show aired. Following the episode, she was surprised by the amount of support her community had shown. This moment was a catalyst for her living life, on and off stage, more authentically.
Aastha, who is known for entertaining her audiences with her combination of South Indian-centered life stories and impressions, is really excited for the new show she is releasing in February 2023, sharing that she’s going to be inviting audiences into her life in a way she never has before, introducing deeper and meaningful content on stage.
Aastha Lal’s background and career
Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, Aastha is a little lady who gets big laughs. Her comedy focuses on her life as a child of Indian immigrants and what it was like to be a tiny lesbian in a religiously conservative household.
Hailing from Queens, New York, Aastha started her career in 2010, and has since performed over 450 shows and headlined on some of the biggest stages around the world in cities such as London, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dublin, and Hong Kong.
Aastha has become known for bringing her audiences to tears from laughing at her sitcom-esque life experiences and hilarious impressions of her Indian mother. Aastha is also a giant vegetarian who is engaged to a giant carnivore from Texas, her fiancée, Nina. She speaks about her wacky life adventures with Nina and also about the topics of mental health, social justice, and gender equity — all while blending in her very goofy sense of humor!
Aastha currently lives in Los Angeles and when she’s not trying to make people laugh, she spends her spare time googling pictures of Asian babies dressed like pandas.
Follow Her for Daily Laughs
Aastha Lal brings her humor to every situation and every show she’s in. Her time on season 34 of the Amazing Race was filled with her quirky and charismatic personality, bringing freshness and life to the show. Aastha’s Instagram and TikTok accounts are full of great little clips of stories and jokes to share her talent with the world. Nothing beats being able to see her full routine as this Queens native continues to give sensational stand-up shows for everyone to enjoy and laugh along with. To get early access to her content, make sure to follow her on Instagram!