Have you ever wondered how you go to the bathroom on Everest? What is the training like? Is it easier to climb Everest these days? Are there dead bodies for real on the mountain? In this special you will get all the answers. You will hear stories of the great adventure, get some motivation, while enjoying a good laughter along the way. 

In this unique comedy special ‘Mt Everest Diaries’, climber turned comedian Shailee Basnet brings to you the funny behind the scenes from Everest expedition. Climbing the highest peak in the world involves a lot of courage, motivation and may be an awkward mountain poop story or two. Join Shailee on this hilarious special where she spills all the beans!

Everest summiteer Silvia Vasquez Lavado will open the session with an interaction about her own adventures. Her memoir ‘In the Shadow of the Mountain’ is receiving rave reviews and has been optioned for Hollywood production. Pop star Selena Gomez is playing Silvia in the movie! Catch the rising super star at this special event!

Climber duo Shailee and Silvia have been training young female survivors of girl trafficking and abuse, helping them become licensed trekking guides. Presented by the non-profit Courageous Girls, ‘Mt Everest Diaries’ is a family friendly comedy fundraiser for the cause.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, 8th October, 2022.


Shailee Basnet in Comedy

Shailee started as a stand-up comic in the year 2011 in Nepal. After successful debut in the Nepali special titled ‘Thadai That’, Shailee has been performing in Nepal and the US.

In 2017, Shailee had her big break at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, voted as one of the top ten comedy clubs in the USA. Her show ‘Top Shot Comedy with Shailee Basnet’ was a runaway hit. Shailee has since returned to Gotham Comedy Club with more shows.

As a climber working for empowerment of young women, Shailee works with heavy-duty subject in a daily basis. Her vision is to bring the powerful developing world perspective and female narrative to the global mainstream entertainment through the language of comedy.

Her journey as a climber turned comedian has been covered by The ESPN, New York Daily news among others.

During the pandemic she started her online special ‘Mt Everest Diaries’ which has been a favorite among her followers. The special is now hitting the iconic theatre in San Francisco, City Arts & Lecture on 8th October 2022. 

Media Coverage

ESPN writes, After climbing the Seven Summits, Shailee Basnet is conquering the eighth: New York’s comedy scene

The Nepali Times reports Shailee On the Top of the World again!

New York Daily News on the journey of Nepali woman from mountain climbing to Manhattan comedy.

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