Aparna started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2021, Vulture named her one of the “Greatest Character Actors Working Today” and in 2016’s Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured her as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. She can currently be heard on the Fox breakout series The Great North as the role of “Moon”, on-camera she was a series regular for 3 seasons of Comedy Central’s Corporate. Other TV credits include the forth coming season of Amazon’s Modern Love, Netflix’s Space Force, HBO’s CRASHING, Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Netflix’s Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and globally appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde, and Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. She’s also one of the most prolific voices in animation, having recurred as BoJack’s daughter on Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Disney’s Mira, Royal Detective, Netflix’s The Boss Baby, Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, Apple’s Helpsters, CN’s Steven Universe, HBO’s Animals., to name a few.
Her TV stand up appearances include specials for Netflix’s The Standups and Comedy Central’s The Half Hour as well as sets on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Comedy Central’s Meltdown and Adam Devine’s House Party. In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBS’s Conan and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Her TV writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyers as well as being a regular correspondent/writer on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She is also an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program and currently headlines throughout the world and has been seen at a number of festivals including Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, DC’s Bentzen Ball, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and Dublin’s Vodaphone Comedy Festival. Aparna’s been featured on and in NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, XM Radio, and Slate V.