Mr. Satyal Goes to Washington

The Man in The Middle on Capitol Hill

Uncle Ram Wants You.


I’m a standup comic/host based in Los Angeles. I like writing one-person shows. They provide the chance to do a deep-dive into a topic. In 2013, my one-person show about dating, No Man’s Land, led me to marriage. (That one’s tough to top.) In 2017, my one-person show about music, Taking a Stand, led me to become the first standup comic ever to perform at Spotify. (OK, is this an affirmation journal? Enough bragging. Let’s get to it.)

38-Sec Clip from the Debut.

The Fool on the Hill

To promote the show, we had people write their Congressperson. We built a website, which you should actually check out. It’s pretty lit, as the kids are saying. I think they’re still saying that.
Can’t Beat That.
The D.C. Tour Stop Poster.

Audience Feedback

“Great job! Very insightful and funny stuff.” — Justin


My goal right now is to get as many people to see it as possible. I believe in the show’s message of unity.

I Am American

The Middle of AMERICANS Is I.

Day of Show

Around 2 PM on October 30, my contact, Jay Kansara, and I hit the Hill to promote the show, taking place in the Cannon House Office Building. It was surreal because, in a way, it’s taken me 20 years to move a block. I interned for Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) at the other end of the Cannon Building back in 1999.

Jay Hind.
Two Domes.
Aaron Sorkin Style.
Promotin’ in the Committee Room. (Not quite the same ring as Smokin’ in the Boys Room.)
Visiting my Congressman’s (Adam Schiff) office. And a staffer came to the show.
The Poster IRL.
Gotta testify… comin’ up in the spot lookin’ extra fly.
Vendi, Vidi, Vici.
Between Mom & Dad…But with Roles Switched?
Promoting the Show on A | Decibel Voices.
Pete Olson (R-TX) nails his delivery.
Republican Pete Olson (R-TX) Tells a Joke.
Democrat Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) Tells a Joke.

The Show

The show itself was free admission. (After all, who’d profit off of a government job?) I was super-thrilled with it. It was like a dream come true: The room was packed. In fact, it was standing room only. And there’s a good chance I return.




Ohio-born, LA-based comedian.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store