She’s an Indian immigrant, mom, and lawyer turned award-winning screenwriter and stand-up comedian who proudly represents brown women everywhere, and whose TikTok videos have been watched more than 15 million times in her first few months on the platform.
Her debut romantic comedy screenplay “Rearranged” won the Best Comedy Screenplay Award at the 2019 Austin Film Festival (placing #1 out of nearly 12,000 scripts), and was also a 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Semi-Finalist. The script is currently in development with Marginal Mediaworks.
Zarna's comedy connects on relatable topics like marriage, kids, and mother-in-laws, while bringing a refreshing, and often overlooked, perspective —she’s observational with a bindi.
With few comedic influences leading the way, Zarna comes from a culture that discourages the idea of a woman’s independent voice, let alone one that makes jokes. Seizing the opportunity, Zarna has stepped center stage determined to show the women around the world that look like her that they can laugh too.
Zarna has performed for sold-out audiences at top clubs across the country.
Unwilling to let the pandemic stop her, Zarna has kept audiences laughing with online comedy shows (profiled in the New York Times), IGTV appearances, interviews with the cast of Netflix’s summer smash “Indian Matchmaking” (recently covered by Screen Rant), and even impromptu sets outside major landmarks across New York City.
ZARNA GARG REVIEWS:
"I literally fell in love with her act. It was so relatable in every way like she totally gets her audience, and I could not stop laughing. I have to say it was my favorite shows that we have done. She was able to connect to over 100 people virtually and had everyone hysterically laughing. "
“Zarna performed an online comedy show for me and my friends during the quarantine. She was absolutely hilarious. Her jokes were right on point and so well delivered. We were a group of both males and females and spanned a 50 year age range - her comedy struck a chord with all of us. Zarna reads her audience well and understands the nuances it takes to make a comedy show successful. We are looking forward to more comedy evenings with Zarna!”
“Zarna is a hilarious comedienne! She is warm, authentic, adorable and VERY funny! She should be on TV! Love her writing & stand-up shows. A+ 5 Stars! Go see her show. Bring your mother.”
“From the first time Zarna stepped onto the stage, she brought the house down with laughter. A true professional and an undeniable talent is a rare combination. She is a gem!”