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!
This show has been presented monthly for almost two years. Since launching, Black History Month, International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month, Gay Pride, and Mother’s Day have been commemorated; there has been a political comedy night; and funds have been raised 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 Thursday, September 12th Comedy at Ashkenaz features Keith Lowell Jensen, Priyanka Wali, Nori Reed, and Lisa Geduldig.
Keith Lowell Jensen, a Sacramento-based comedian, has become known for his subtle, smart approach, and his meandering storytelling. He has appeared on The History Channel, Spike TV, and The Starz Network, and has six hilarious comedy albums to his credit, with his latest, Bad Comedy For Bad People, hitting the #1 spot on Amazon's comedy charts. Jensen's work is also a fixture on SiriusXM's comedy channels. In May of 2018 Skyhorse Publishing released the comedian's first book, Punching Nazis, and other good ideas, a collection of short stories, essays, and interviews centering around the late eighties and early nineties punk rock scene and the bewildering presence of racist skinheads within that scene. In 2016 Jensen spent two weeks in Shanghai headlining the China International Comedy Festival.
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
Web site: www.priyankawali.com
Nori Reed isn’t just a comedian and writer based in Oakland, she is a lifestyle. When she isn’t perfecting her skin care routine or thinking about the devastating impact of U.S. imperialism, Nori performs regularly at the finest comedy clubs and colleges in the Bay Area. Nori recently opened for Amy Poehler at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest. She has also featured at SF Sketchfest where she worked alongside Janeane Garofalo and Neil Patrick Harris. For her writing prowess, Nori was awarded the 2019 Diversity in Comedy Writing Fellowship at Killing My Lobster SF. Currently she co-produces the award-winning comedy show, Man Haters, at the White Horse in Oakland. Nori is not Japanese. www.norireed.com
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! (which just celebrated its 10th Anniversary in May).
**While Ashkenaz is an all ages venue, the comedy shows are not recommended for kids under 16.
Free parking at REI, across the street.