Catch Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan in The 2nd (Sorta Annual) Color of Funny

You wouldn't think Dhaya Lakshminarayanan's background — a couple degrees from MIT and working as a venture capitalist — would be good preparation for becoming a stand-up comic, but Lakshminarayanan disagrees. She says comedy, like the finance and tech world, is still pretty much a boys' club, and often at college and work, she was one of the only women in the room. Cracking jokes was her way of alleviating tension, livening up dry meetings, and making connections with people she worked with.

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