If the new wave of comedians organizing their own shows and the success of last weekend's Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival haven't convinced you that Washington's comedy scene is ascendant, there's news today that should: Comedian Aparna Nancherla, a Northern Virginia native who honed her craft in Washington's open-mike scene before leaving for bigger stages in 2010, performed her first set on "Conan" last night.

Nancherla, now a writer for TV's “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," was profiled by The Post in 2010 as one the District's comedy hopefuls. She has returned in recent months for shows with LYGO and Don't Block the Box at the Wonderland Ballroom. Catch her set below.