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Comedy at Ashkenaz! The 2nd Annual Gay Pride Comedy Night

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $15 to $20 Sliding Scale

The June 14th show, Comedy at Ashkenaz! The 2nd Annual Gay Pride Comedy Night, will feature a multicultural (Asian, African American, Jewish, Caucasian) and multigenerational (ages 20s to 60s) gaggle of Bay Area Bay-based LGBT comedians: Karen Ripley, Irene Tu, Nick Leonard, Dom Gelin, and Lisa Geduldig, some of whom have been performing for a few years and others for 20 to 40 years.


Karen Ripley a queer comic and improv master and has been featured on LOGO TV. She is a veteran of LGBT comedy and began her comedy career in 1977 (41 years ago!) in the heyday of the LGBT comedy movement in San Francisco. She has performed at hundreds of Pride events as well as The Fringe and Diva Festivals. Ripley recently premiered her one-woman show, Oh No, There’s Men On The Land to rave reviews at The Marsh Berkeley.  She is currently working on her next show, Memories of Resistance.


Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy has been featured on Seeso and Viceland. Irene hosts several popular comedy shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do). You can follow her @irene_tu.




Nick Leonard performs his dry and sly humor at clubs around California and all over the world including Marsh Theater, NYU, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The San Francisco Fringe Festival, and the Vancouver International Comedy Festival. He is the co-founder of the QComedy Showcase (currently on hiatus) and the popular Bilarious Show in the National Queer Arts Festival. Nick also performs regularly as his alter ego, Ginorma Desmond.






Dom Gelin is an Oakland-based comedian who has performed at SF Sketchfest, Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, and the All Jane Comedy Festival. She has also touched the stage of a really famous comedy club that one time.








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Lisa Geduldig is a local comedian and comedy producer who’s the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ - Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant (which celebrates its 25th Anniversary last December); Comedy Returns to El Rio! (which just celebrated its 10th Anniversary in May); Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; and A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion. She moonlights as a bilingual (Spanish-English) publicist.