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Badar Tareen



Badar Tareen is a civil rights attorney by day and an award-winning stand-up comedian, show producer, and filmmaker by night.


Badar’s stand-up comedy can be described as analytical, energetic, and unique, hitting many different audiences given Badar’s day job and background as a Pakistani Muslim who grew up in a small town in North Dakota. He has frequently performed with  Zarna Garg and opened for other comedians like Akaash Singh, Tony Woods, and Marcello Hernandez and performed at clubs and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


He currently runs BrownTown Comedy, the largest South Asian comedy show in the DC area—every show has sold out.  Click here for pictures and clips 

Badar is also an award-winning filmmaker who enjoys exploring complex and compelling stories across various genres.  Click here for pictures and clips from his films

Badar is based in Virginia with his wife, a doctor at Johns Hopkins, and their spirited son.

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