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“Hello My Priends!” TikTok star Pinky Patel is taking her comedy on the road! Originally from Illinois, Pinky is a PTA mom turned creator, comedian and personality with a fan base of over 5 million (and growing.) She is best known for her hilarious commentary and viral videos from her glam cave that have garnered over 90.7 million likes on TikTok. Come see Pinky Patel’s “New Crown, Who Dhis” Tour at its ONLY Connecticut stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8pm. The evening of laughs is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series and Bandsintown Spotlight Artist Series. VIP Meet & Greet upgrades available! Over the past two years, the Pinky has rocketed to internet stardom with her hilarious rants and viral videos.
Don’t miss this fresh new comedian when she makes her Ridgefield Playhouse debut, with her signature shiny crown, of course!
Since joining TikTok in October 2020, Pinky Patel’s account has grown to a following of over five million. Her content mostly consists of her in front of her camera talking to her “priends,” donning a crown and a fresh coat of chapstick, to “pinky-splain” “stupid questions” you could easily Google. Recent videos she has posted have titles including “Yes, Gurl, Yes”, “Hair Care”, “Pockets!”, “No Personality”, “What Day Is It?!”, and “Mom Mode Activated”. Before Pinky posts another video, she has a big rule: “If I laugh out loud genuinely, then I’ll post it. Otherwise, I don’t post it at all…I don’t keep drafts because I’m like if I didn’t laugh today, I’m not going to laugh tomorrow.” Originally from Illinois, when Pinky is not busy giving out free hits of serotonin you can find her being an everyday PTA mom to her 2 young roommates and trying to find new and inventive ways to evict all of the extra 8 legged roommates she keeps acquiring in her glam cave.
Many influencers have had to grapple with privacy and other personal boundaries with the loved ones in their lives, especially when it comes to how much they share online, but Pinky has clear boundaries with her family members that she refuses to disrespect. “When [my followers] realized by ‘my roommates’ I mean my family members they were like, ‘do we get to see them?’” Pinky said. “I’m like, no, that’s rude. Why are you asking do you get to see my kids? Like, that’s creepy.” She said that was something they decided as a family — she would continue her TikToks, but she wouldn’t post anything including her husband or children’s faces or names to protect their privacy. Despite her huge following on socials, Pinky maintained a 9 to 5 job in IT, the details of which she also didn’t share for privacy reasons. Her wish to become a standup comedian has finally come true for her, seeing her take her “act” into the real world touring across the country.
With her rise in popularity gaining her more attention, Pinky’s goal remains to “just make people laugh” and to show Indian girls that it’s possible to make it because the industry is not as biased as it was before. Back in the 90s, Pinky wanted to become an actor, but it was impossible for her. There were little to no opportunities, and the lack of roles was enough to shatter her dreams. “I’m hoping, the more exposure I get and the more things that I do, little Indian girls will see me on screen because now, you know, is the opportunity, right?”