CRAZY WOKE ASIANS, the sold out comedy show presents a Solo Performance Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse. This year’s festival showcases over 18 Asian American comedians, actors, and writers. The shows range from touching autobiographical stories to stand-up comedy acts, from sexy clowning to magic with music, poetry, and more.
Performance will be from Thursdays through Sundays, March 14 to 24. Each night will feature two or three performers, with special guest stars to round out the evening. All tickets come with a complimentary glass of wine, and there is a Festival Pass ticket available for those who want to attend several (or all!) shows. Plus, the first Friday and final Sunday of the festival will have post-show celebrations featuring food from Ish Kitchen. Visit Santa Monica Playhouse for the full schedule and all the details.
Produced by Kiki Yeung (Crazy Woke Asians, Asian Voices, The Comedy Store, Little Big Master), the festival features Sherry Cola featuring Lil Tasty (Freeform’s Good Trouble, TNT’s Claws), Justin Rivera (AGT, The Gong Show, Comedy Central Stand Up Asia), Percy Rustomji (CBS Diversity Showcase, Babysplitters, Netflix “Small Shots!”), Peter Kim (CBS Diversity Showcase, NCIS, Electric Dreams), Kazu Kusano (SF Sketchfest, Westside Comedy Showdown Finalist), Steve Lee (Hong Kong International Comedy Festival), Ambika Vas (Pack Theater, The Ruby), George Wang(Geroge Lopez’s Take Me Out, Tru TV), Kiki Yeung (NY Pan Asian Repertory Theater NuWORKS, San Diego Fringe Hustler Award, Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series), Bonnie He (Second City’s Diversity in Comedy Festival, NY Clown Theatre Festival), Saurabh Kikani (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Ai Yoshihara (Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees), Erick Esteban (Crazy Funny Asianz), with SPECIAL GUESTS PK (Laugh Factory’s Loud Asians, Comedy Invasion on Hulu), Hank Chen (Life-Size 2, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Jason Cheny (World Series of Comedy Winner), JR De Guzman (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, Asian AF), Michelle Malizaki (UCB, Second City).
Community partners include CAPE USA, FILAM Creative, AAPA (Asian American Professional Association), APGF (Asian Pacific Gay & Friends), LAAPFF (LA Asian Pacific Film Festival), Chinese In Entertainment/LA Chinese Film Festival, FACCHO (Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood), TJS Radio, Visual Communications, and NBC.
Each date is $25 in advanced; $35 at the door. Festival Pass (as many shows as you want with VIP seating!) is $75. All tickets include a complimentary glass of wine.
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