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Comedy Comedy Festival Coming to JACCC

The Musical Musical Show is part of the Comedy Comedy Festival.

The Musical Musical Show is part of the Comedy Comedy Festival.

The second annual Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival will take place from Aug. 25 to 28 at JACCC Plaza and Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo.

The lineup of 91 Asian American comics and comedy troupes includes Anna Akana (a comedian and actress with 1.5 million YouTube subscribers), Parvesh Cheena (“Outsourced”), Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (“Family Guy”), Cold Tofu, Amy Hill (“UnREAL,” “Just Add Magic”), Helen Hong (Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans”), Ravi Patel (“Meet the Patels”), Asif Ali and Ally Maki (“Wrecked”), Lynn Chen (“Saving Face”), Suzy Nakamura, Albert Tsai and Krista Marie Yu (“Dr. Ken”), Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Dani Pudi (“Community”), Vince Rodriguez III (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Room to Improv, Stir Friday Night, and Yellow Fever.

The show is produced by Jenny Yang, a Los Angeles-based writer and standup comedian who also produces the mostly female Asian American standup comedy tour Disorietned Comedy. This year she was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. She is a frequent collaborator on viral Buzzfeed videos that have amassed over 20 million combined views, and an actor in numerous digital projects, including Comedy Central’s “White Flight.”

Aug. 25: Opening night VIP reception, 6-8 p.m.; The Musical Musical Show: A Musical Comedy Show, 8-9:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: The Mortified Guide to Growing Up Asian American, 8-10 p.m.; Hella Comedy Standup Comedy Show, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.

Aug. 27: The Comedy Comedy Show, 1-2:30 p.m.; Podcast Recording Lounge, 1-7 p.m.; The Comedy Comedy Show: A Comedy Show, 2:30-4 p.m.; The Comedy Comedy Festival: Diversity Showcase, 4:30-6 p.m.; Family Reunion Storytelling 3-Year Anniversary Show, 6-7:30 p.m.; Disoriented Comedy 4-Year Anniversary Show, 8:30-10 p.m.

Aug. 28: The Geek Geek Reading: A Geek Writers Reading, 1-2:30 p.m.; Kaba Kaba: A Comedy Comedy Variety Show, 2:30-4 p.m.; ISATV Live at the Comedy Comedy Festival, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; The Wrecking Crew: A Comedy Variety Show + Industry Panel, 6-7:30 p.m.; Brutally Honest with Anna Akana: A Comedy Comedy Variety Show, 8-9:30 p.m.

Featured comedians as of Aug. 22:

Aka Dan

Anna Akana

Asif Ali

Neela Bannerjee

Lilan Bowden

Heidi Carreon

Jackie Chao

Shanti Charan

Parvesh Cheena

Bonnie Chen

George Chen

Lynn Chen

Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

Will Choi

Cold Tofu

Eugene Cordero


Shaan Dasani


Charlene Deguzman

Fizaa Dosani

Kat Evasco

Golden Hour

Great Personality

Amy Hill

Helen Hong

Deric Hughes

Erika Ishii

Cynthia Kao

Sierra Katow

Jen Kim

Pauk PK Kim

Naomi Ko

Paul Krueger

Sarah Kuhn

Kazu Kusano

Nancy Lee

Teresa Lee

Jiavani Linayao

Lolita Lledo

Yola Lu

Ally Maki

Rasika Mathur

Raja Michael

Diya Mishra

Miss Golightly

Kyle Mizono

Soniya Munshi

Suzy Nakamura

Rosie Narasaki

Atsuko Okatsuka

Zac Oyama

Sri Panchalam

Tess Paras

Aidan Park

Randall Park

Ravi Patel

Ai-Jen Poo

Dani Pudi

Joy Regullano

Thomas Reyes


Vince Rodriguez III

Room to Improv

Faith Santilla

Nico Santos

Lenny Shelton

Beau Sia


Stir Friday Night

Neha Talreja

Aiko Tanaka

Rodney To


Robin Tran

Albert Tsai

Irene Tu

Emily Uy


Priyanka Wali

Jo Wengert

Ceda Xiong

Kathy Yamamoto

Jen Yamato

Jenny Yang

Yellow Fever

Kevin Yee

Dara Yu

Krista Marie Yu

Long Yu

Julie Zhan

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