The Comedy, Comedy Festival is set for April 25- 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. This will be a festival chock of diversified talent ready to entertain and inspire. The shows will be centering around Little Tokyo venues specifically Aratani theater and Japanese American Culture and Comunicty Center (JACCC). This sounds like a great opportunity to hang around Little Tokyo, eat some ramen, browse through shops, and then meander on over to watch some great performers.
You can look forward to performances featuring: Jenny Yang (Buzzfeed, DisorientEd Comedy), Eugene Lee Yang (Buzzfeed), Randall Park (ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat), Anna Akana, Wong Fu Productions and ISAtv from the Asian-American YouTube community.
This will be a four-day festival with 13 events that include stand up, sketch and improvised comedy, storytelling, musical comedy, readings and industry panels. The line up for the event is as follows:
- AMERICAN IDLE // try less harder
A spaceout competition inspired by South Korean artist Woops Yang :
To be held on WED August 10, 2016. Includes livestreamed improvised comedy commentary from featured festival performers. This is the official pre-festival kickoff event for the 2nd Annual “The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival”.
- The Musical Musical Show: A Musical Comedy Show
Featuring: Amy Hill, Vince Rodriguez III, Kevin Yee, Nico Santos, Parvesh Cheena, Tess Paras, and Rodney To
- Mortified at The Comedy Comedy Festival
Featuring: Naomi Ko and a roster of Asian American Mortified all-star performers sharing embarrassing childhood writing, art and media.
- Hella Comedy
Featuring: Atsuko Okatsuka, Paul PK Kim, Priyanka Wali, Shanti Charan, George Chen, and Kollaboration Los Angeles 2016 finalist and rapper Jackie Chao
- The Comedy Comedy Show: A Comedy Show with Browntourage
Featuring: Lenny Shelton, Teresa Lee, Heidi Carreon, Kathy Yamamoto, Neha Talreja, Cold Tofu, Yellow Fever
- The Comedy Comedy Show: A Comedy Show featuring Albert Tsai and Krista Marie Yu of ABC’s Dr. Ken
Albert Tsai, Raja Michael, Ceda Xiong, Dia Frampton, Krista Marie Yu, Rosie Narasaki, RJP, Stir Friday Night
- Diversity Showcase
Featuring: Yola Lu, Aiko Tanaka, Helen Hong, Bonnie Chen, Lana McKissack, Erika Ishii, Joe Wengert, Voltron
- Family Reunion Storytelling 3-Year Anniversary Show
Featuring: D’Lo, Lolita Andrada Lledo, Emily Uy, Soniya Munshi, Jiavani Linayao, Charlene deGuzman and Suzy Nakamura with special remarks from MacArthur Genius Fellow Ai-Jen Poo.
- Disoriented Comedy 4-Year Anniversary Show
Featuring: Atsuko Okatsuka, D’Lo, Yola Lu, Jenny Yang, Randall Park, and a Secret Surprise Guest
- The Geek Geek Reading: A Geek Writers Reading
Featuring: Sarah Kuhn, Paul Krueger, Jen Yamato, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Deric Hughes, Diya Mishra, Rosie Narasaki
- Kaba Kaba: A Comedy Comedy Variety Show
Featuring: Aidan Park, Nancy Lee, Faith Santilla, Andrew Tran, Neela Banerjee, Room To Improv, Golden Hour sketch comedy, Cynthia Kao sketch comedy, and the dancers from Kaba Modern Legacy
- ISAtv Live at THE COMEDY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Featuring: Dan Matthews, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Kyle Mizono, Beau Sia, Julie Zhan, Sierra Katow, Rococo + Special Guest Monologist
- The WRECKing Crew: A Comedy Comedy Variety Show+Industry Panel
Featuring: Jenny Yang, Asif Ali, Miss Golightly, Ally Maki, Ravi Patel, Jen Kim
- Brutally Honest with Anna Akana a Comedy Comedy Variety Show
Featuring: Anna Akana, Sri Panchalam, Robin Tran, Kat Evasco, Shaan Dasani, Long You, Kazu Kusano, Irene Tu
Check out http://comedycomedyfest.com/ for more information and ticket prices.