About Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel was recently a writer on Saturday Night Live (where he is notably the first Indian American
to have that job). He was born to Indian parents in New Jersey and went to the NYU Stern School of
Business, graduating with a degree in Finance.
Before landing at SNL, Nimesh was a writer for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by
Hasan Minhaj; consulted for Broad City and TruTV's Comedy Knockout; in 2016 Nimesh was hired by
Chris Rock to write for the 88th Annual Academy Awards (again, notably the first Indian American to
write for the Oscars). He has opened on the road for comics such as Chris Rock, Maz Jobrani, and
Nimesh was also named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics To Watch” in 2013. He is a regular on MTV2's
Vidiots and can be seen performing stand up around New York City at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s,
Stand Up NY, UCB, and more.