Adam Mamawala (born May 18, 1987, Aurora, Illinois) is an American stand-up comic. He graduated from Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey in 2005 and graduated from The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey with a degree in Communication Studies in 2009. He is of half-Indian and half-German ancestry.
He makes use of accents, and laughs at his own name, as means of diffusing and parodying stereotypes of South Asians.
His most notable acclaim thus far was being featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the news journal of North American college administrators. His signature comedy routine is "about a GPS system that (speaks) in different accents ...."
Mamawala was a finalist in Catch a Rising Star's Comedy Challenge in November 2006, which allowed him an opportunity to perform in Atlantic City in December 2006. From there, he won the 2007 New Jersey Comedy Festival, where he was crowned "New Jersey King of Campus Comedy." Adam performed frequently on campus during his time at The College of New Jersey, and in 2009 he hosted the New Jersey Comedy Festival. He also performed with Kel Mitchell at a charity show in June 2008, and in November 2009 he opened for Nigel Lawrence at Boston University's BU Central.
According to his Twitter feed, Mamawala is married and was taking a honeymoon with his wife in December 2016.
- James Queally, "Punchlines punch Mamawala's ticket to Atlantic City", The Signal (College of New Jersey newspaper), November 29, 2006, found at Punchlines punch Mamawala's ticket to Atlantic City[permanent dead link]. Accessed March 14, 2008.
- The College of New Jersey official web site wep page for Student Ambassador Adam Mamawala Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed March 14, 2008.
- Thomas Bartlett, "Funny You Should Say That," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 11, 2008, found at Chronicle of Higher Education sample article. Accessed March 14, 2008.
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- New Jersey Comedy Festival official web site Archived March 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed March 14, 2008.
- Notes, Atanticville News, December 27, 2007, found at Atlanticville News article. Accessed March 14, 2008.
- "Event: Kel Mitchell to host Edison comedy show Wednesday to support local scholarship, by Helping Hands", see NJ.com website. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
- Videos on Youtube at Adam Mamawala Stand-Up at Comix (January 07, 2009 show on Youtube) and Adam Mamawala at Comix 1/6. Retrieved March 11, 2008.