Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts 815 Olive Ave. Fresno, CA (559) 485-9050
Disoriented Comedy, the nation’s first all-Asian American, all-female comedy tour is returning to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, April 1, 7pm, and will be joined by two musical performers, singer-songwriter Priska and Fresno hometown favorites, the Hmong American pop band Paradise.
This comedy and music is a benefit show produced by Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW) to raise funds for its scholarship program for Asian American women in the Central Valley.
The Disoriented comics are:
Jenny Yang is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based standup comedian, content creator, comedy tour and festival organizer, speaker, and professional opinion-haver.
Kat Evasco is a writer, stand up comedian, and performance artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and is best known for her touring autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest.
Shanti Charan is a stand up comedian who was named SF Bay Guardian's “Comic to Watch” and is also the host of the comedy cooking series, Mixing Masala.
The musicians are:
Priska, born Priscilla Liang, is a Taiwanese-American singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, who turned to music as an escape from being bullied while in middle school. She soon began writing her own music and is influenced by the lyrics and styles of singer/songwriters Rachael Yamagata, Jason Mraz, and Sara Bareilles.
Paradise is a Fresno-based Hmong American pop band featuring original members Phong Yang, Long Her, and Ko Yang. Paradise performed with great success throughout the U.S. until 2006. They have reunited to perform at various music festivals and benefit shows and have an upcoming full concert in December 2017.
All proceeds will benefit CCAPW, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that aims to empower generations of Asian American women from the Central Valley.
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