Now in its second year, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival is a co-production of Disoriented Comedy and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC). Based in Los Angeles at various venues over the course of four days (August 25-28), and featuring an impressive roster of over 100 comics of Asian descent, the festival eschews labels like Asian American. In the LA Times article “It’s not the Asian American Comedy Festival — it’s the Comedy Comedy Festival” co-organizer Jenny Yang talks about the significance of the festival’s name.
“We wanted to give our festival the most universal sounding and generic name as possible because we wanted to simply center our experience without having to call it the Asian American Comedy Festival,” co-organizer Jenny Yang said. “Because we’re tired of being ‘others.’”
Richard Linklater called his 2014 Oscar-nominated film “Boyhood,” not “White Boy From Texas Boyhood.” So why, she asked, can’t Comedy Comedy organizers claim a similarly “universal” name?
Angelenos will have many opportunities to get their laugh on this weekend at The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival. See the full schedule online at the festival’s website, and read on for a few festival highlights.
The four-day comedy event kicked off on Thursday night with The Musical Musical Show, and followed up Friday night with The Mortified Guide to Growing Up Asian American. Mortified celebrates stories revealed through the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids, and it’s also a podcast and a documentary.
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Saturday, August 27
Family Reunion Storytelling 3-Year Anniversary Show
Sunday, August 28
The Wrecking Crew: A Comedy Variety Show + Industry Panel
Brutally Honest With Anna Akana – A Comedy Comedy Variety Show
Details on many more festival events, performers and ticket info available here: http://comedycomedyfest.com/schedule/
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