Bay Area comedian and comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy fame) brings together a hysteria multicultural gaggle of East Bay-based queer comedians for "Gay Pride Comedy Night at Ashkenaz!" |
Karen Ripley a queer comic and improv master and has been featured on LOGO TV. She is a veteran of LGBT comedy and began her comedy career in 1977 (40 years ago!) in the heyday of the LGBT comedy movement in San Francisco. She has performed at hundreds of Pride events as well as The Fringe and Diva Festivals. Ripley recently premiered her one-woman show, Oh No, Theres Men On The Land to rave reviews at The Marsh Berkeley. She is currently working on her next show, Gunver the Resistance. www.karenripley.com
Mimi Gonzalez has been rocking the mic at Prides and protests to cruises and festivals since before being gay was spelled with three letters. She welcomes everyone in the acronym of GLBT etc through her fierce politics of inclusion. Her life-long agitation and activism is expressed in print through queer and diversity and inclusion magazines and as a stand up comic on nationally televised shows. She has been called one of the funniest comics in NYC by Backstage Magazine, and Provincetown Magazine says shes Funny, sexy, sharp, positive... Mimi Gonzalez is a comic, life-affirming force. www.MimiGonzalez.com
Sampson McCormick is an experience, a down to earth comedic force of nature, and one of the most celebrated LGBT comics working. He's been named 'One of the Funniest LGBT comics' by Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Advocate, and OUT Magazine and appeared on MTV, VH1, BET and is currently featured in the upcoming Netflix documentary "A Tough Act To Follow" and in this season of VICELAND's popular show "PayDay. His comedy offers riveting and refreshing takes on politics, race, religion and sexuality you know, all those things you aren't suppose to talk about in polite company. www.sampsoncomedy.com
Justin Lucas, a San Francisco native, began doing stand up in 2011 at the Punchline, Cobbs, and other popular Bay Area venues. He has opened for well-known comics including Alec Mapa, Bobby Lee, and Faizon Love. Justin has successfully entered a number of comedy competitions, becoming the 1st runner-up in the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and the 1st place winner in the 2013 Mic is Hot Comedy Competition. He won a 2015 Bay Area Reporter Besties Award for Best Male Comedian and made his TV premiere in HBO's Looking, opposite Jonathan Groff.
Lisa Geduldig is a local comic and comedy producer whos the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ (celebrating its 25th Anniversary this December!); Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; and A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion. She moonlights as a bilingual (Spanish-English) publicist.
Tickets are on-sale on a sliding scale basis: $15 to $20.
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center (View)
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|