“Bad Asian” is term used to playfully and condescendingly describe when an Asian person fails to live up to preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian. Not being a doctor/lawyer/engineer – bad Asian. Not grabbing a stack of napkins for your glove compartment – bad Asian. Eating vegan tofurkey – very bad Asian. The Colossal Show: Bad Asians will be featuring the best local stand-up comedians who will be covering a range of ideas and topics; from introspective contemplations of what it means to be a good person to rants on why Snow White was the worst Disney movie. Comics being featured will be second generation Asian Americans with differing backgrounds and upbringings, but somehow share some very specific commonalities due to their cultural lineage. After each performance, the comic will be interviewed by the host about their experience of being Asian in America and what makes them a “Bad Asian”. The show will be a frank, candid, and comedic expression and evaluation of the Asian identity.
The show will feature David Nguyen, Imran G, other local comics as well as Comedy Central’s own Sheng Wang.
1/5. The Friend Zone (Free Comedy) @ Dirty Trix Saloon. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Featuring Cameron Vannini, Jules Posner, Josef Anolin, Kyle Mizono, Neel Nanda, Tushar Singh, Ivan Hernandez, Kate Willett and Kevin Munroe. Hosted and Produced by Matt Louv.
Join us in the Friend Zone this Saturday, as we invent straw-man fantasies about how girls only like guys who are mean to them and ride motorcycles, instead of confronting the reality that we just don’t have any interesting skills and say things out loud like Ninja Turtles are mutants not aliens god dammit Michael Bay you punk asshole motherfucker.
1/4. TALKIES (Film+Comedy) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring MOM, Philip Huang, Robert Pickle, Neel Nanda, Tushar Singh. Film by Joey Price and McQuaid Sisters. Hosted by Anna Seregina, Jesse Elias, George Chen and Land Smith.
1/4. Hand to Mouth: Music (Comedy) @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5-$8. 10pm. Featuring Jesse Elias, George Chen, Tushar Singh and Neel Nanda. Music by DJ REAL and The Unwatchables. Hosted by James Fluty and Trevor Hill.
James Fluty and Trevor Hill present ‘Hand to Mouth’: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.
January’s Topic: Music!
On January 4th, James and Trevor will be joined by DJ Real (music/comedy/art), the Unwatchables (sketch) and stand-up comedians Jesse Elias, George Chen, Neel Nanda and Tushar Singh. Together they will proceed to poke fun at an immeasurably more successful and popular art form than comedy. Take that Jay-Z! No musical genre will be spared from their derision: psychobilly, illbient, psyprog, J-pop, K-pop, JFK-pop, crunkcoustic, pre-post-punk, laptronica, nu-gazer, steamo, pubstep, shartcore and contemporary christian. No sound is safe.
Hand to Mouth: Music Friday, January 4th @ 10:00PM The Dark Room (2263 Mission St.) Cover: $5 Advance. $8 at the Door.
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