Crazy Woke Asians Solo Performance Festival

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Thu Mar 21, 8:00pm
Fri Mar 22, 8:00pm
Sat Mar 23, 2:00pm
Sun Mar 24, 7:00pm

CRAZY WOKE ASIANS, the sold out comedy show presents a Solo Performance Festival at Santa Monica Playhouse. This year’s festival showcases over 15 Asian American comedians, actors and writers. The shows range from touching autobiographical stories to stand-up comedy acts, from clown burlesque to magic with music, poetry, and more Thursdays through Sundays, March 14-24, 2019.

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.

Produced by Kiki Yeung, the festival features Hank Chen (Life-Size 2, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Jason Cheny (World Series of Comedy Winner), Sherry Cola featuring Lil Tasty (Freeform’s Good Trouble, TNT’s Claws), Erick Esteban (Crazy Funny Asianz), JR DE GUZMAN (Asian AF), Bonnie He (LA Diverstiy Comedy Festival Second City, NY Clown Theatre Festival), Saurabh Kikani (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Peter Kim (CBS Diversity Showcase, NCIS, Electric Dreams), Kazu Kusano (SF Sketchfest, Westside Comedy Showdown Finalist), Steve Lee (Hong Kong International Comedy Festival), Michelle Malizaki (UCB, Second City), Justin Rivera (AGT, The Gong Show, Comedy Central Stand Up Asia), Percy Rustomji (CBS Diversity Showcase, Babysplitters, Netflix “Small Shots!”), PK (Loud Asians Laugh Factory, Comedy Special on Hulu), 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),Ai Yoshihara (Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees)

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 @ 8PM : FIGHT NIGHT, CELEBRITY OBSESSION!

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 @ 8PM : ROLLER COASTER RIDE AND MEMOIRS OF A GAYSIAN

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 @ 2PM : CLOWN BURLESQUE, NERD & JOKES!

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 @ 7PM : EPIC MAGIC COMEDY RAP & MUSIC NIGHT!

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 @ 8PM : CLOWN BURLESQUE COMEDY NIGHT WITH A SEXY INDIAN!

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 @ 8PM : NEWS AND FREEDOM GEISHA NIGHT!

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 @ 2PM : COMEDY, MY FATHER MY HERO!

SUNDAY MARCH 24 @ 7PM : ROLLER COASTER RIDE AND MEMOIRS OF A GAYSIAN

See website for full detailed schedule: https://www.santamonicaplayhouse.com/cwasolofest.html

Individual show dates are $25 in advanced; $35 at the door. Festival Pass (as many shows as you want with VIP seating!): $75.  All tickets include a complimentary glass of wine  Tickets available at

Santa Monica Playhouse is at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire and Arizona). Convenient parking across the street in city lot #1. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720, exit 4th and Wilshire, or take the  Metro Expo Line to the last stop in Downtown Santa Monica, and walk North up 4th street.

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