On tonight’s show the secrets of standup comedy are revealed:
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We’ll hear from the kuya of Filipino American comedy, Allan Manalo, and a student in his standup comedy workshop, The Riff Lab. We’ll also hear from performers and organizers of comedy upcoming shows including Kearny Street Workshop’s Feast of Funny, a standup comedy and food show, and Dis/orient/ed Comedy, an all-female Asian American comedy tour.
Friday night join the Fast Food Workers Fight from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 518 Valencia. Celebrating the book release of ‘Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices,’ JWJ founder Larry Cohen and organizer Anthony Panarese will discuss “the hottest new labor organizing strategies by unions and community groups.” Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided, along with light refreshments and guaranteed quality conversation.
Also tomorrow night, the Filipino Jazz Festival hosts Afro Filipino legend Joe Bataan, also known as the “King of Latin Soul.” Join a meet and greet with food, music and good company at the I-Hotel—and if you want more Bataan, on Saturday night at Yoshi’s in Oakland. He’ll be performing two back-to-back shows at 7:30 and 9:30 for one night only. Reservations can be made at yoshis.com.
Check out the hottest Asian American female comedians this Saturday night at Fort Mason’s Southside Theater. With over 10 sponsors, including the Center for Asian American Media, Hyphen Magazine and Angry Asian Man—Dis/orient/ed Comedy is bringing the best national and new comedic talent to San Francisco all in one night! Check out the lineup for the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows featuring nine achingly funny females at disorientedcomedy.com.
If you’re hungry for more laughs, next Friday night Kearny Street Workshop serves up a Feast of Funny: a spread of global small plates and a standup comedy show not to be missed. Hosted by Al S. Manalo, all proceeds benefit KSW, our nation’s oldest Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization. Check out Brown Paper Tickets to get yours. The show starts at 7:00 p.m.