Voted one of the Top 10 Comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter and Back Stage, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s hottest young comedians. Amelia David of Back Stage raves, “Modi has a young Sid Caesar-esque talent for creating accents and characters, making him appeal to a diverse market.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Modi is “versatile and quick on his feet. He can read an audience in a beat and improvise so nimbly that he keeps any audience, regardless of age, race, and gender, laughing.”
Modi has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, the New York Post, Lifestyles Magazine, and Friars Epistle. He has also contributed to “Fashion Police” in Us Magazine. Modi has appeared on CBS' CSI: NY, HBO's The Sopranos, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the USO Comedy Tour, E!s The Howard Stern Show, Oxygen’s Can You Tell?, NBC’s Friday Night, the 10th Anniversary of BET’s Comicview, and the Metro Channel's New Joke City with Robert Klein.
Modi was also cast in a lead role in a pilot for Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s sitcom on CBS. Modi has played leading roles in two films, Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature length film released in 2006. According to Variety, Modi delivers a “naturally funny performance with a tremendous amount of energy on screen.” Modi has also appeared in Our Italian Husband with Chevy Chase and Brooke Shields, The Perfect Holiday with Queen Latifah, National Lampoon’s One, Two, Many, and Ira & Abby.
Modi is a regular at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs and headlines around the country. He has also gone on tour in the United Kingdom, Holland, and Israel, and regularly performs at comedy festivals and special venues, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, for corporate events and fundraisers.
From roasting CEOs to launching a product line, Modi performs for audiences at corporations and charities around the country, including Microsoft, United Way, AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, Hoffmann-La Roche, Radio Disney, Time Warner Cable, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Federation, the American Heart Association, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. He is also a regular on the Chabad Telethon. Event planners are constantly raving about and referring Modi.