Comedy Club owners/bookers: Don Learned, Lynn Karnes, Danny Martinez, Randy Butler,
Jim Butler and Barry Cohen (They gave me a start and have booked me many, many times.)
Corporations: Sirius and XM satellite radios
My employers (Day job): AspenTech, Computer Associates, SBISD, General Physics Corp.
(These companies employed me and supported my adventures in the show business.)
Organizations: University of Houston, University of Houston Engineering Alumni organization,
AIChE, Anil Ki Awaz, ICC- Houston, Indian Community of Houston and surrounding areas,
Open Forum, India Herald, Music Masala, Indian Doctors Association, SACC, The Aga
Khani and Bohra communities, UICT (Mumbai)- Chem Eng Batch of 1980.
Comics: James Ladmirault, Gary Hood, Gene Pompa, Ralphie May, Kevin Kataoka, Steven
Juliano Moore, Jen Kober, Mo Amer, Matt Kirsch, Chris Kerner, Tim Walkoe, Joey Medina,
Jimmy Fingers, Chuck Montgomery and Jeff Hodge (Comedy is a very competitive business.
Most comics are self-absorbed. These comics went out of their way to support my career.)
Other Key Players: Margo Stutts-Toombs, Sunil Thakkar, Narmeen Lakhani (Creative
individuals), Dr Camille Goff (My Doctor), Mary Jane Hancocok (Entertainment attorney)
My friends: David Jones, Brian Hart, John Tobin, Dr Gustav Beerel, Vineet Chopra,
Eric Reed, Pradeep Anand, Ram Sitaram, (Supported my show biz adventures but also
continue to patiently tolerate my pre-release, half-baked jokes.)
The Late Mr. Ed McMahon, Debra Duncan and Regina St. Romain- for recognizing and
supporting my talent and
My parents(Especially my mother who showed me how humor can be used to cope with
harsh realities of life.)
TO THE COUNTLESS OTHERS WHO HAVE HELPED MY CAREER ALONG THE WAY: Sorry if I inadvertently
forgot to include your name and I ask for your forgiveness.