Dis/orient/ed Comedy is coming to SAN FRANCISCO!

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BCB buddy Jenny Yang & Co from Dis/orient/ed Comedy are coming to the YAY! WOOTS!

BCB cheapskates readers can get a discount — and stay tuned to our Tweetsies and bookFace for a chance to win FREE tickets!

AZN may also be there representing Bicoastal Bitchin as a community sponsor/comedian stalker — see if you can spot him and engage in a squeefest over the featured comedians and K-Dramas. More Deets below:

What’s all female, all Asian and all funny? Dis/orient/ed Comedy is bringing their first-ever all female, Asian American stand up comedy tour to San Francisco with TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS in a single night, Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at the Southside Theater at the Fort Mason Center in the Marina District! 

Use “BITCH” as your discount code to purchase pre-sale tickets at http://disorientedcomedy.com for $12 tickets.  The San Francisco shows are expected to sell out so be sure to purchase your tickets online.

—–THE COMICS—–
7PM SHOW
+ HEADLINER: D’LO – INTERNATIONAL TOURING PERFORMER
+ FEATURING:
KYLE MIZONO – SUPER SERIOUS SHOW, EDINBURGH FRINGE
SHANTI CHARAN – SF WEEKLY BEST OF 2012,
IRENE TU – CHICACO WOMEN’S FUNNY FESTIVAL, LAUGH FACTORY
+ HOSTS:
ATSUKO OKATSUKA – PRETTY FUNNY WOMEN, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY
JENNY YANG – SHOWTIME’S “WHY WE LAUGH: FUNNY WOMEN”, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY

9:30PM SHOW
+ HEADLINER: D’LO – INTERNATIONAL TOURING PERFORMER
+ FEATURING:
DHAYA LAKSHMINARAYANAN – SUPER SERIOUS SHOW, EDINBURGH FRINGE
KRISTEE ONO – PUNCHLINE, COBB’S, PURPLE ONION
ZAHRA NOORBAHKSH – HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FEST, NEW YORKER MAGAZINE “BEST OF THE FEST”
+ HOSTS:
ATSUKO OKATSUKA – PRETTY FUNNY WOMEN, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY
JENNY YANG – SHOWTIME’S “WHY WE LAUGH: FUNNY WOMEN”, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY

A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit BEATS FOR BANGLADESH! A benefit album in solidarity with the garment workers of Rana Plaza.

DEETS!:
Dis/orient/ed Comedy SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 (2 Different Shows) 7PM Show & 9:30PM (Doors Open 30 minutes before showtime for pre-show refreshments)
Southside Theater at Fort Mason Center (Marina District) 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
Tickets Purchase: http://disorientedcomedy.com
Dis/Orient/ed’s mission is to highlight the powerful and funny voices of Asian American female comedians – emphasizing the diversity of comedic talent as wide-ranging as a Japanese former import car model, a high-energy South Asian transgender boi, and an Egyptian-American female grouch.
Shoutout to our fellow co-sponsors:
+Angry Asian Man +Hyphen Magazine +National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Bay Area +Audrey Magazine +Thick Dumpling Skin +Chinese Historical Society of America Museum +TaiwaneseAmerican.org
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Funny Peeplrs with Ken Jeong

This comes by way of our boy Slanty over at slanteyefortheroundeye.com.

Judd Apatow really can’t do no wrong. The man writes/directs Knocked Up and 40-Year Old Virgin, produces Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall and singlehandedly launches the career of blockbuster gold like Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen (among other countless actors/actresses you surely see on a regular basis). And creates the single best season of a comedy TV show of all time (Freaks and Geeks). But Jesus man, taken out of context, this clip from Funny People (which he wrote and directed) coming out on July 31st just isn’t funny. There’s a thin line between racism (Michael Richards) and racial comedy (Russell Peters), and this shit just ain’t comedy. I realize its a play on the infamous noodle slurping scene in Tom Selleck’s film, Mr. Baseball, but this sh!t goes waaay to far. The abusive husband wearing a short sleeve button up dress shirt and tie speaking with a complete lack of indefinite and definite articles, yelling at his submissive (UNSATISFIED) wife and chinky-eyed kids.

I would blame Ken Jeong, especially after his “small dick”, full frontal catastrophic (to Asian American civil rights) role in The Hangover, with his effeminate/gay/fobby accent (DAMN, that’s a lot of slashes!). I initially liked it for its self deprecating (albeit, racist overtones) until I saw this sh!t from Funny People, and realized Ken Jeong’s selling out and traded in his doctor’s coat for a Charlie Chan suit. Dude, come on. Do you want to win the award for the next Margaret Cho to be the latest and greatest Asian American comedic pariah sacrificed on the alter to eventually get a low budget, ABC Family sitcom starring you and a wacky ambiguously gay Latino roommate? It took her 10 years to come back, and she’s only got a niche market now! I implore you, take the John Cho route and stop with the small dick jokes and shitty accents.