Saif Choudhury’s passions and experience sit at the intersection of comedy and mental health. Saif has seen firsthand, in his family, himself, and at work as a counselor, the ways in which mental illness can disrupt people’s lives. He’s also seen how comedy can disrupt tragedy … and bring people joy.
Through the Health Communication for Social Change program, he’s building his skills in communication to become the “best salesperson for hope.” His goal is to both explain the intricacies of mental health that are often glossed over and to empower people with the information and hope they deserve to take control over their lives.
He’s finishing up his final semester in the MS4SC program, working on a capstone focused on building awareness around specific facets of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and “Pure O,” and how people with OCD can get the help they need.
Saif has held many hats during his professional career, as a mental health counselor, SAT and ACT tutor, comedy tutor, and sketch comedy comic. He says, “No matter how many times I might fail – which happens a lot in comedy as I’ve come to find out – my true goal in life will always be to use the power of comedy to help people feel better.”
Check Saif out onstage at Bragging Rights, a live sketch comedy competition, during its Spring 2022 run at the Asylum Theater NYC!