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Comedy at Ashkenaz! Women’s History Month Comedy

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

1317 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

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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 (Iranian-American, Indian American, Caucasian, Jewish, Muslim, disabled, LGBT, physician-by-day…) comedians: Zahra Noorbakhsh, Priyanka Wali, Jade Theriault, Lisa Geduldig.

Zahra Noorbakhsh is a comedian and co-host of the award-winning podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. The podcast was listed as a “must listen” by Oprah Magazine and was invited to the Obama White House to record an episode. She is a Senior Fellow on comedy for social change with the Pop Culture Collaborative. Her solo performance, All Atheists are Muslim: A Romantic Comedy was originally directed by W. Kamau Bell and dubbed a highlight of the International New York City Fringe Theater Festival by the New Yorker Magazine. This June, catch the world premiere of her new show, On Behalf of All Muslims: A Comedy Special, directed by Lisa Marie Rollins and produced by Golden Thread Productions, at the historic Brava Theater in San Francisco.

Video clips:

Snap Judgment: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHUNY2FUDNE

Muslim Funny Fest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCwXYtXAicc

Web site: ZahraComedian.com

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

Press: www.sfexaminer.com/s-f-doctor-helps-kick-off-south-asian-comedy-fest


Jade Theriault

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).


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

Tickets: $15 - $20 (Sliding Scale)

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