Kung Pao Kosher presents Gay Comedy Night, celebrates diverse comedy
|Photo courtesy of Lisa Geduldig|
|Lisa Geduldig, comedian and purveyor of inclusive comedy|
Now in its fourth year, "Comedy Returns to El Rio!" happens every 2nd Monday of the month with various themes and features comics from the Bay Area and beyond.The June 11 show will feature 35-year comedy veteran Karen Ripley, L.A.-based Scott Silverman, drag luminary Pippi Lovestocking, on-again-off-again comic Bob McIntyre, and Russian-Jewish blogger and comedian Yuri Kagan. This crew is packed with more credits than we're used to seeing at locally-produced shows. Ripley was featured on LOGO TV's "Wisecracks", Silverman on Comedy Central, and Lovestocking on Last Comic Standing, among others. The experience and diversity behind the queer-friendly cast of characters promises an entertaining evening.
Later this month, Kung Pao Kosher will also present "The 2nd (sorta annual) Color of Funny," a two-night show that will hit Berkeley and Santa Cruz. These shows will feature the many faces and colors of very cleve comedy, including Maureen Langan (Irish-American), Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (Indian-American), Yayne Abeba (Ethiopian-American), and Nathan Habib (Jewish/Israeli/Latvian).