Hollywood Pantages Theatre | Los Angeles, California
Netflix Is A Joke Festival, presents Never Have I Ever at Pantages Theatre on Sunday, May 8th 2022. Never Have I Ever co-creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher will be hosting a live table read with your favorite cast members, giving you an exclusive first look at season 3. Grab some tickets and come listen to the ongoing saga of Devi, Ben, and Paxton. The show first premiered on Netflix in April 2020, and is about an Indian-American high school student dealing with the sudden death of her father. The series has received generally favorable reviews, with an above 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for both seasons so far.
Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age comedy-drama television series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. Though the show takes place in the area of San Fernando Valley, the comedy is loosely based on Kaling's childhood experiences in the Boston area.
The story centers around Devi Vishwakumar, a 15-year-old Indian-American Tamil girl from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. After her father, Mohan, dies suddenly, Devi loses the sensation in her legs. This happens due to the psychological trauma of the event, and she is unable to walk for three months. However, one day she miraculously recovers and stands on her legs, in an attempt to see her crush Paxton Hall-Yoshida. After having a socially horrible freshman year, she wishes to change her social status, but friends, family, and feelings do not make it easy for her.
The following year, she tries to deal with her grief, her Indian-American identity, and school life. All this, while she also struggles with her relationship with her mother, Nalini. Devi also has to deal with her feelings for Paxton and Ben, after she cheats on both of them with each other. Adding to the mix is a new entrant in school, Aneesa Qureshi. The series follows Devi's daily chronicles dealing with all of this.