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Friday, February 2 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Asian AF

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Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the premier comedy variety show in Los Angeles and New York, spotlighting both upcoming and established Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, storytellers, and more. The show has been featured on several news sites such as The New York Times, LA Times, NBC News, ABC News, Vulture, SCPR, and more. Asian AF has been the headlining act for several comedy festivals across the nation, including SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest, The Del Close Marathon, Austin Sketchfest, Baltimore Comedy Festival, District Improv Festival and many more. Asian AF was selected as part of the 2023-2024 Comedy Season at The John F. Kennedy Center at the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The show has also produced several successful spin-off shows, such as Filipino AF, South Asian AF, Gaysian AF, Voltron And Friends, & Polynesian AF. For more information, visit asianafshow.com.

Previous guests across all shows include Margaret Cho, Ken Jeong, Randall Park, Fred Armisen, Awkwafina, Jon M. Chu, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Sheng Wang, Atsuko Okatsuka, Simu Liu, Lana Condor, Ronny Chieng, Kelly Marie Tran, Eugene Cordero, Jimmy O. Yang, Kelly Hu, Stephen Park, Raymond Lee, Manny Jacinto, Amy Hill, Tamlyn Tomita, Karan Soni, Justin Chon, Jameela Jamil, Brian Tee, Lauren Tom, Joel Kim Booster, Chloe Bennet, Eric Bauza, Keiko Agena, Leonardo Nam, Jin Ha, Aparna Nancherla, Nico Santos, Kulap Vilaysack, Asif Ali, Peter Sohn, and many more.

With Lilan Bowden, Shanti Charan, Will Choi, Helen Chu, Eugene Cordero, Shilpa Das, Tony Garbanzos, Pallavi GunalanCassi Jerkins, Deeptanshu Jha, Jiavani, Jane Kim, Mahesh Kotagi, Peter Liu, Chuck Maa, PJ McCormick, Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano, Chris Renfro, Kevin Rivera, Andrew Ti, Jerry Tran, Dhruv Uday Singh, and Vince Yap! ($40 Front/Center, $30 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. She has written for "Lovett or Leave It" with Crooked Media, created and written for the web comics "Impostor Bear" and "Depressed Graph", and has been on improv teams at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Second... Read More →
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Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti is a writer who's currently writing on "That 90's Show" on Netflix. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Grantland, Deadspin, as well as writing for TV on ABC’s "Mixed-ish" and Adult Swim’s "Robot Chicken."
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PJ McCormick

PJ McCormick is a mixed Filipino actor, writer, and comedian based in Los Angeles. He’s a performer on the UCB Harold team Lohan, an original member of Filipino AF, and host of UCB ONE BIG JAM! He was a contributing writer and producer at The Howard Stern Show. At age 16 he won... Read More →
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Kevin Rivera

Kevin Rivera is a performer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He regularly performs with improv teams: Filipino AF, Asian AF, Gaysian AF, and a variety of shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. When he’s not performing, he can be found rock climbing... Read More →
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Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-hosts/co-produces "The Dial-Up Show," a monthly improv and storytelling show at UCB. She is currently on the UCB Harold team "Vulture" and the UCB Maude team "Thirst Trap... Read More →
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Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, filmmaker, improviser, and other things you can just claim to be. He can be seen recurring on TV in shows like "Good Trouble" (Freeform), "On The Verge" (Netflix), "Fantasy Island" (FOX), "Prodigal Son" (FOX), "Single Parents" (NBC), in various movies... Read More →
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA who most recently wrote on the animated show "Monsters At Work" on Disney Plus. Previously, she wrote on "Jelly," "Ben," and "Pogo" (a PBS Kids web series), "Kung Fu Panda: Dragon Knight" (Netflix / Dreamworks), the Netflix... Read More →
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Shilpa Das

Shilpa Das is a comedian/actor/writer based in Los Angeles. She has been a performer at UCB for several years as an improviser, sketch writer, and musical improviser. Currently she is an actor/writer in the UCB company, Quick & Funny Musicals. Shilpa is the producer and co-host of... Read More →
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Cassi Jerkins

Cassi Jerkins is an actor, puppeteer, writer and award winning podcast producer. She regularly performs on Harold Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles with the team "Ghost". She currently produces the hit podcast, “Office Ladies” at Earwolf/SiriusXM and... Read More →
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Chris Renfro

Chris Renfro is a non-binary actor-writer-comedian from Los Angeles, CA. They can be seen on "Queer as Folk" (Peacock), "The L Word: Generation Q" (Showtime), "Good Trouble" (Freeform), "Reno 911!," and the MTV original movie, "Pretty Stoned." They teach, direct, and perform at the... Read More →
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Jane Kim

Jane Kim is an actor, improviser and writer born and raised in Los Angeles. She can be seen in "Barry" (HBO), "Thor: Love and Thunder," "Past Lives" (A24) and "Quiz Lady" (Hulu).
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LA based and German-born, Jiavani (she/him) can be seen on Netflix in "Dead to Me" and "Between Two Ferns: The Movie." You can also catch Jiavani in "Reno 911: Defunded," voicing various characters on "We Baby Bears" and "Digman," and streaming improv comedy across many shows on the... Read More →
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Lilan Bowden

Lilan Bowden is an actor/director most notable for her role as “Bex” on Disney Channel’s Television Academy Honors and GLAAD award winning show "Andi Mack." Credits also include Apple TV’s "Shrinking," Netflix’s series "Murderville," "I Think you should Leave," "It’s Always... Read More →
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Tony Garbanzos

Tony Garbanzos is a performer who’s raised and based in Southern California. He can be seen on watch commercials, BuzzFeed videos, and the Webby-honoree series, "#Ghostwriters." Tony regularly performs with Miss Golightly, Filipino AF, Asian AF, and various shows at the Upright... Read More →
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Vince Yap

Vince Yap is an actor, writer, and improviser hailing from Los Angeles, CA. He has been featured in television shows such as The Rookie, General Hospital, and American Horror Stories. In comedy, he has performed at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre on Harold Night, Asian AF... Read More →
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Chuck Maa

Chuck Maa is an actor/comedian/writer who began his career in entertainment as a professional dancer before focusing on comedy and writing. He studied and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, where he guest performed on shows such as Maude Sketch Night and Asian AF... Read More →
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Jerry Tran

Jerry Tran is a Chicago-based comedian who has become a crowd favorite nationwide thanks to his meticulously crafted jokes and endearing stage presence. He has performed at numerous festivals, including the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Floodwater Comedy Festival in Iowa City, and the... Read More →
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene Cordero is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” and “Other Space... Read More →
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Deeptanshu Jha

Deeptanshu Jha is a brown immigrant standup comedian. He grew up in New Delhi, India and moved to San Francisco in 2015. You can see him perform all over the bay area and the roast battle league. Being the only engineer in a family of doctors he grew up being a joke. Follow him on... Read More →
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Helen Chu

Helen Chu is a Bay Area based comedian who was born in Beijing, raised by mom and Jewish stepfather, and now works in tech. Her comedy draws inspiration from her mixed culture upbringing, working in the field of engineering as boss lady, and also being a mom. She has performed in... Read More →
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Mahesh Kotagi

Mahesh Kotagi is a pharmacist turned stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter.  He co-produces the very popular underground comedy show Combover - in a hip barber shop in Queens NY, which was featured in the prestigious 2021 NY Comedy Festival.
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Peter Liu

Peter Liu is a comedian living in Boston. He was born in China and moved to Australia and New Zealand before settling in the exotic land of New Jersey. Shaped by a nomadic upbringing, Peter brings a unique perspective to life in New England. Whether he’s talking about his eccentric... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan is a stand-up comedian, writer, and storyteller based in the Bay Area. The daughter of immigrants, Shanti’s humor reflects her experience as an Indo-Fijian woman, growing up as a second generation American. Charan was named San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best Comedian... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is a voice actor based in Los Angeles, best known for his voice-over roles on "BoJack Horseman" (Netflix), "Bob's Burgers" (FOX), "Central Park" (Apple TV ), "The Loud House" (Nickelodeon), "The Casagrandes" (Nickelodeon), "We Baby Bears" (Cartoon Network), "Tokyo Revengers... Read More →

Friday February 2, 2024 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133