Venk Potula is an award-winning Indian-American filmmaker and actor. Raised in Atlanta, Venk was discovered by Nick Cannon while dancing on the streets of Hollywood. He has since performed as Nick's hype man on Ellen, The Queen Latifah Show, and America's Got Talent. Venk can also be spotted on VEEP, Wild ‘n Out, and The Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. As a writer and director, his short films have been featured at dozens of top festivals across the nation. With Leland Frankel, he is a co-creator of the critically-acclaimed scripted podcast Masala Jones, and starred in at as Samar.