Not ready for the New Year festivities to end just yet? Celebrate the Lunar New Year with hosts Ed Lin and Jen Kwok at our first open mic of 2012, featuring the brilliantly funny sketch comedian Angel Yau, who has performed at the NYC Underground Comedy Festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and playwright, poet, and 2g’s artistic director Carla Ching, who will be performing brand spanking new work in honor of the new year.
And why not join the party and share your own New Year’s resolutions?! Sign-ups for 5-minute performance slots begin at 7:30PM.
Angel Yau, a NYC-based sketch comedian and storyteller. She started her comedy career unintentionally when she ran for a high school election and sang a song with her guitar… even though she can’t sing or play guitar… AND she was extremely shy. Her performances got her into the Seattle Sketchfest, NYC Underground Comedy Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, etc. She performs at venues all over NYC such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, SketchBlock and Mortified! where she reenacts that high school election speech. Her side job as a filmmaker has recently gotten her in a UCB Beta Team.
Carla Ching‘s work in NY theater started back at AAWW with Peeling over 10 years ago down on St. Mark’s Place. Her plays have since been workshopped or produced by 2g, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Partial Comfort, Vampire Cowboys, Red Fern, Desipina, Lark Play Development Center, and The Women’s Project among others. She’s currently part of Meeting of the Minds at the Lark and a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. She is working on Fast Company, an EST/Sloan commission play about a family of con artists and also serves as artistic director for 2g.
This event is open to the public. $5 suggested donation. Come at 7:30 PM to sign up for a 5-minute slot!