Sumukh Torgalkar was born in Cleveland, Ohio to two Indian people. It’s a simple statement but covers the adventure that is Torgalkar’s comedy. Focusing in on such varied topics as his Midwest upbringing, his Hindu faith, and family stories, Torgalkar weaves his personal experiences and observations via his dry but engaging sense of humor.
Torgalkar began performing stand-up comedy in Columbus, Ohio and won a number of comedy contests across the state within his first year with a one-liner style of comedy. Over the years, he developed his stage persona into that of a storyteller sharing humorous and absurd tales from his life. He has been a stalwart member of the Columbus comedy scene and tours the Midwest.
Along with doing stand-up comedy, Torgalkar has created a number of characters that led into two successful one-man shows in Columbus.
Torgalkar also works as a freelance comedy writer and has contributed to “MAD” magazine. He regularly contributes blog posts and video sketches as part of “The Sumukh and Golak Attack” website.
In 2012, Torgalkar had a successful year that included opening for Reggie Watts and Russell Peters.
In his free time, Torgalkar loves pop culture, sports, and apathy, which is very apparent in both his writing and performing of comedy.
At some point, Torgalkar will die.
Sumukh Torgalkar has an inappropriate idea for a Halloween costume.