Comedian, Actor & Writer Sonya Vai was born and raised in New York City but is constantly asked “where are you really from?” by drunk men in bars. Sonya’s subversive brand of comedy – challenging not only gender but ethnic and religious stereotypes – has been featured at comedy clubs as well as independent shows across the country.
Sonya recently participated in the CinderBlock Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Last year she opened for the ‘PBS Socal Presents’ film screening of the award winning documentary Meet The Patels. She was also on the ‘Comedy’s Best Kept Secret’ tour in 2016, performing in 25 shows over 23 days across 21 cities from Vegas to NY.
Sonya has studied with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Stephen Book Acting Studio, and Yale professor Christopher Bayes. She spends her time between NYC and LA.
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