In the spiritual jet stream of Hollywood superstar Michelle Yeoh, (the odds-on favorite to be the first Asian Woman to win a best actress), an entire cohort of killer NuyorAsian Artists — New York’s premier American Asian performers — are firing up the stage with their Broadway voices, Stand Up Comedy, Dance, Rock and the sound of Nerdcore on Tuesday, February 8 at Joe’s Pub at 7pm. Joe’s Pub is located at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St in New York. Tickets are $25.There is a 2 drink or 1 food item minimum, per person, during every show at Joe’s Pub.Click here for tickets. For a discount use: GODZILLA
With the echoes of “Kung Flu” and “China Virus” #stopAsianHate speech echoing throughout the AAPI community, this game changing show brings together world class talent across disciplines to change the dynamic and give you the best of the best in one electrifying show.
Curated and hosted by notorious comedienne/rapper Kate Siahaan-Rigg alongside child star-turned-Broadway actress Olivia Oguma, the program lasts about 75 minutes and is designed to boost your immunity against against boredom, inaction, xenophobia, orientalism and bowl cuts.
Kate Siahaan-Rigg (@kateriggnyc): A star on the Manhattan comedy scene, host and curator Kate Rigg graduated from Juilliard’s drama division and immediately began moonlighting in comedy and spoken word club stages around the country, creating solo shows (Zombie Asian Moms, Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show) and creating wild events like this one all over the city. She is the lead singer and lyricist for legendary Nuyorasian power duo Slanty Eyed Mama, and has had her original works invited to the Smithsonian, The Comedy Central Theater, HBO Time Warner Workspace, LA Grand Performances, and many International Festivals. As a comic you have seen her on Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, PBS, and in dive bars and comedy clubs all over. She is currently the chief creative officer for the newly formed Center for Diversity, Disability & Inclusion (DD&I).
Olivia Oguma (@olioguma): Co-host Olivia was the first Asian-American Young Cosette in Les Misérables and has been wowing New York audiences ever since in the Broadway casts of Mamma Mia, A Christmas Carol, Disney’s High School Musical and many off Broadway shows. She has appeared in many, many productions of Miss Saigon (and zero productions of King and I. ) She does a lot of plays where she is usually crying or playing a 14 year old and sometimes, she plays a crying 14 year old. She has also been on a bunch of TV shows where she usually plays the token Asian assistant who drops something at inopportune times.
Art Cai (@fartcai) is a stand up comedian and host of the JERRY SEINFELD PRESENTS… show and the award-winning TEACH ME GOOD podcast. He’s performed for Buzzfeed, Vox, the New York Comedy Festival, Caroline’s, Asian Comedy Festival and Diverse AF Festival and once in Thailand.
Music Director and token white guy Cody Owen Stine is a songwriter, composer, performer, musician, and music director working on and off Broadway. He is currently the Associate Music Director of Hadestown on Broadway. As a composer/lyricist, his work has been produced at Ars Nova, Prospect Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Joe’s Pub, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Second City, LA, and others. www.codyowenstine.com
Lex the Lexicon Artist (@lextheconartist) is a former academic overachiever-turned shamelessly nerdy rapper performing at anime festivals, gaming conventions and other nerdcore events. Combining the influences of internet culture, Asian culture, cringe culture, and fandom, LEX creates weird, fun, brainy music to make you think, rage, and heal.
Rob Chen @robchenhere is a proud NYC Asian American actor, artist, and spoken word artist.He makes videos on his Cantonese American identity and vlogs about the people and communities he encounters.
Manatsu Tanaka @manatsu.tanaka is a bicultural performing artist; 13 years in Japan and 13 years in the US! Their career spans across contemporary dance works, immersive theater, musical theater and variety acts. Website: http://www.manatsutanaka.com
EJ Zimmerman @ejzimmerman47 is a Korean adoptee who grew up in Maryland. EJ made her Broadway debut as Eponine on Les Miserables and has also played such iconic roles as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Nancy in Oliver. She plays violin, raps and composes original music.
Slanty Eyed Mama (@slantyeyedmama): Fixtures at Asian-American heritage festivals across the world, profiled on PBS, twice invited to the Smithsonian Institute this multi award winning duo combine powerful electric violin with rock comedy and spoken word.
Timothy H. Lee (@tim_haechanlee) is a NYC Korean-American actor who moved to the United States at the age of 11. Tim recently made his Broadway debut on KPOP Broadway. Tim is a host of Tim’Bway, a musical theatre actor striving to perform again who continues to represent his culture on and off stage.