Maya Deshmukh

Maya is an actor and comedian in NYC. Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, she is very happy to no longer be bridge and tunnel. Maya performs as an actor on Maude Night, and as “Brown Rice” on AzN PoP, her all Asian musical pop group. She’s studied at the UCBT since 2008, studying improv, musical improv, sketch, and characters with Bobby Moynihan, Sylvia Ozols, Becky Drysdale, Leslie Meisel, and Christian Capozzoli among others. Maya recently won first place in the NBC/UCB diversity showcase doing characters. Maya has been featured on Elite Daily, Nick Mom and Funny or Die. When she is not doing comedy, working, or catching up on Real Housewives (of all cities), she is probably getting yelled at. She also works part-time as a general dentist (not a joke), and is represented by Innovative Artists. Check out her website!

Guest Appearances

November 27, 2017

Paul F. Tompkins uses the sound of his voice to welcome listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special return guest is Matt Besser of improv4humans! Matt chats about what his favorite ancient civilization is and why, the thrill of looking for shards in Santa Fe as a child, and the abandoned theme park Dogpatch USA. Then, they are joined by improvisers Craig Cackowski, Little Janet Varney, and Maya Deshmukh, to improvise a story set in a Family Owned Bike Shop. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

San Francisco: Spontaneanation will be LIVE at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday, January 12th at 10pm as part of San Francisco SketchFest! For tickets go to