Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents... |
Comedy Returns to El Rio!
Now in its 5th year, this monthly (every 3rd Thursday of the month) multicultural comedy show features an eclectic mix of comedians from the Bay Area and sometimes beyond.
This month you'll hear the comedy stylings of local comedians: Steve Lee, Bob McIntyre, Johan Miranda, Kat Evasco, and Lisa Geduldig
Steve Lee may be the only disabled Chinese comedian working in America. His comedy is mainly centered around living with disability and racism. Rather than being encumbered by stereotypes, Steve is vitalized by them and winks back at us through their transparencies. He blends storytelling and punchlines to convey his belief that we are all equal - equally ignorant, fallible, weird, and wanting to be free. For Steve, comedy is a way to get people to laugh about their own shortcomings, including himself. He is a staple at comedy clubs in the Bay Area and also performs frequently in Hong Kong.
Bob McIntyre was born a coal miner's daughter in a cabin on a hill in Butcher Hollow. At the age of 13, he got his first job as a waiter at the local BINGO hall where he learned the skills that would carry him through an additional 25 years of various restaurant jobs in a variety of establishments that would never be referred to as "fine dining." Bob recently returned to comedy after a 5-year hiatus. His cat weighs 19 lbs: 1/5 of Bob's own weight.
Johan Miranda is a Peruvian American comedian who has established himself on the Bay Area comedy scene. San Francisco Magazine highlighted him as a comedian you should know you about. He performs at all the major comedy clubs in Northern California including San Francisco Punchline, Sacramento Punchline, Cobbs Comedy Club, Rooster T Feathers, and San Jose Improv. Johan also featured at the 2014 SF Sketchfest & 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He currently produces & hosts the popular bimonthly "Laugh Function," Berkeley's longest running comedy showcase. He recently recorded a mini comedy DVD taping "Ready to Bomb," which the Bay Area comedy blog Courting Comedy called "a capsule of undeniable promise."
Kat Evasco is able to highlight issues and topics that are often uncomfortable to digest through humor, both as a theater artist and a stand up comedian. She co-created and co-produced the Bakla Show (2007 and 2010), which showcases the narratives of queer Filipino/a Americans, influencing the development of Kat's voice as an individual artist. When she started performing as a stand up comedian in 2008, she discovered an artistic expression that allowed her to talk about what we often keep behind closed doors. Kat uses humor to alleviate any tension a topic may bring. She is a comedic storyteller and delivers her jokes in a theatricalized manner. Kat has always felt that theater is her main love, and stand up comedy is her mistress. Now, she is experiencing a menage a trois, aiming to perfect the art of stand-up theater. In the under four years as a stand up comic, Kat has performed at comedy clubs including the Purple Onion as part of the 5 Funny Females Festival in San Francisco, the San Jose Improv, and the Haha Cafe in Los Angeles. In 2011, Kat Evasco began writing her autobiographical one-woman show "Mommy Queerest." The show is currently running through the end of March at the Exit Studio.
Lisa Geduldig is a local comic and comedy producer who's the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy (which just celebrated its 21st birthday in December); Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; and A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion.
Must be over 21 as it's a bar. Tickets on sale on a sliding scale basis: $7 to $20.
El Rio (View)
3158 Mission St @ Precita
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|