Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 - $20 Sliding Scale
Bay Area comedian and comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™), and Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center joined forces in 2017 to bring the East Bay a new monthly (the second Thursday of the month) comedy series, Comedy at Ashkenaz!
Last Fall, we celebrated our one-year anniversary. Since launching the show, we have commemorated Black History Month, International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month, and Gay Pride; we had a political comedy night; and we raised funds for three organizations and causes (the Redwood Empire Food Bank which provided food to shelters in Sonoma County for residents displaced by the North Bay fires, RAICES: The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and Alameda County Community Food Bank).
The next show Comedy at Ashkenaz! Women’s History Month Comedy takes place on Thursday, March 14 and features a diverse line up of (African American, Indian American, Caucasian, Jewish, disabled, LGBT, physician-by-day…) comedians: Carla Clayy, Priyanka Wali, Jade Theriault, Lisa Geduldig.
Carla Clayy is a native San Franciscan who has spent the last several years making people laugh all over the country. She has shared the stage with Paula Poundstone, Joy Behar, and Robin Williams. Carla is a regular at The Punchline, Cobb's, and comedy clubs in such hotspots as Modesto and Chico.
Video clip: Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtjUTKoK30
Priyanka Wali, named by Refinery29 as "50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know,” is a stand up comic who performs routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs. She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women's Health Magazine, The Today Show, Business Insider, Uproxx, Cosmopolitan, India Currents Magazine, and Healthline. Priyanka truly believes laughter is the best medicine but likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in Internal Medicine too.
Video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvRBYOMJY-I
Just Another Disabled Entertainer (J.A.D.E.) is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. J.A.D.E. was manufactured in the California Bay and has performed at many comedy showcases including Tourette’s Without Regrets and Man Haters. They performed at SF Sketchfest, The Punchline, Cobbs Comedy Club and is a regular at Delirium’s weekly show “#triviaLOL.” In the last few months, J.A.D.E. had the pleasure of traveling south to perform at the “Westside Comedy Festival” in Santa Monica, where they won Best Joke of the Night. J.A.D.E. also starred in a series of short films produced by D. Jun Kosmos Films and was on an episode of MTV Decoded. Most recently, they were featured in Malic Almaya’s “RUN!” (2018), an anti-war film that comments on the issue of transgender inclusion in the military. Jade Theriault conceived of J.A.D.E. in a sweaty high school piano closet, anticipating a ride home on a smaller yellow bus. This led to an 8-year exploration of comedy, visual art, music, and feelings. When not anxious, Jade thinks about the future of Artificial Intelligence.
Video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1YqF6H-GQ0
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 27th year in 2019) and Comedy Returns to El Rio! (now in its 11th year).