Avish Parashar is an experienced, innovative, energetic, and humorous speaker who uses his 15+ years of experience performing, directing and teaching improv comedy to deliver unique and refreshing presentations to a variety of audiences. Weaving together humorous stories, jokes, audience interaction, and improv comedy games, Avish keeps the audience engaged while imparting a key lesson: Planning is Important, but Improvising is Essential! No matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the Universe will throw you a curveball. By the end of one of Avish's presentations, you will have key tools to flow with all that life throws at you. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he created, managed, and directed Polywumpus Improv Comedy (1996-2002). He now performs, teaches, and directs improv with Full Circle Theater, and is an active member of the National Speakers Association, Toastmasters, and the Network of Indian Professionals.