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Stand Up Comedy Night to Support Eastwind Books of Berkeley

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Date:
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Harvey Dong
Email:
Phone:
510-548-2350
Address:
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Location Details:
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, #290
Oakland, CA

Comics stand up for Eastwind Books of Berkeley, a local independent Asian American bookstore. A fundraising event for the bookstore, tickets are $15. Hosted by Irene Tu and Darby Li Po Price. Featuring comedians: Francesca Fiorentini, Samson Koletkar, Allan Manalo, and Tessie Chua.

Irene Tu is a stand-up comic, writer, and performer from Chicago, now living in the Bay Area. She produces a number of independent comedy shows in Berkeley and Oakland: jfcomedy.com You can follow her @irene_tu. irenetu.com

Darby Li Po Price teaches Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley (not Arizona). He produced the award winning PBS documentaries Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians based on his dissertation, and Model Minority: Do the Math, and has published many essays on ethnic comedy.

Francesca Fiorentini is a comedy writer and performer. She is also host and producer with the AJ+, where she breaks down white supremacy and impersonates Fox News correspondents.

Allan S. Manalo is a Filipino American writer, director, producer, emcee and stand-up comic, who has performed in venues through out 46 States and 3 countries. He is the former Artistic and Managing Director of Bindlestiff Studio.

Tessie Chua was born and raised in San Francisco, and graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in art. She studied acting at HB Studio with character actor William Hickey, then performed in Off-Off-Broadway and underground clubs. You can see Chua featured in a PBS documentary titled, Multiracial Comics: Crossing the Line.

Samson Koletkar is world's only Indian Jewish standup comedian. He has performed his cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and has been featured on NBC, CBS, KRON4 & NPR.

Eastwind Books of Berkeley has been serving the Eastbay providing books on Asian American diverse cultures, history, and literature since 1996. Soon to be celebrating twenty years, our management
brings to the bookstore a history of activism for Ethnic Studies during the 1968-1969 Bay Area Third World Liberation Front Strikes. Eastwind Books of Berkeley’s theme of community bookstore was
inspired by the 1970 Everybody’s Bookstore in San Francisco Chinatown-Manilatown International Hotel movement.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 7:35AM
§Irene Tu, event co-host
by Harvey Dong
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Irene Tu is a stand-up comic, writer, and performer from Chicago, now living in the Bay Area. She produces a number of independent comedy shows in Berkeley and Oakland.
§Francesca Fiorentini
by Harvey Dong
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Francesca Fiorentini is a comedy writer and performer. She is also host and producer with the AJ+, where she breaks down white supremacy and impersonates Fox News correspondents.
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