East of California West of New York is a stand-up show that features Asian American comedians in the midwest. Unlike New York or Los Angeles, Chicago is never thought of as a place where we live, work, fall in love, take yoga classes, and blow our noses. The aim of this show is to highlight Asian American comedians and their experiences in the midwest to show our presence here, and show those of us on the coasts that you don’t need to be near salty water to be funny. This is a one-off show so if you miss it you miss it.
All the proceeds for this show will go to Axis Lab, a community and arts organization serving the Argyle neighborhood in Uptown. The funds from this show will go towards their mutual aid projects like "Boost the Block" and "Food Not Cops," which provided residents with free groceries, and PPE.
This show features stand-up from: