PK stands for Paul Kim and Preacher's Kid. (Preacher's Kids = Problem Kids) He was born and raised in Burbank, CA, the home of Johnny Carson, his earliest inspiration in comedy. He is the Founder and 10 year Executive Director of an annual Asian talent show called Kollaboration, which now in its 15th year, draws over 15,000 people in 14 cities. www.kollaboration.org He is the co-founder of Link, Liberty in North Korea, a non profit organization that raises awareness and assists North Korean refugees. www.linkglobal.org He was the grand prize winner of The Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition sponsored by H2f Productions which featured over 100 comedians and he took first place. He has performed stand up comedy at over 100 universities across the United States, Singapore, and Korea. He was invited to The White House for his contributions to the community. His passion is laughing and creating laughter.
Confucius say... Laugh Out Loud! Well, he actually didn't. But he would have if he had access to cellphones because after all, laughter is the universal language that brings us all together. Also, numerous research conducted by scientists and comedians show that the laughter is the best medicine available! Come out and watch Asian comedians perform great live comedy that will leave you with a huge smile on your face at the World famous Flappers Comedy club located in downtown Burbank! WEBSITE | MYSPACE | EPK | BOOK
Host/MC Aiko Tanaka FAST AND FURIOUS, HOWARD STERN, MY WIFE AND KIDS
Comedian Erik Escobar NBC'S LAST COMIC STANDING, VH1'S WALK OF SHAME, FOOD NETWORK
If you like husky Mexipinos and poop jokes, you´ll love Erik Escobar. He currently does stand up comedying at colleges and clubs all throughout the US both individually and with The Almost Asian Comedy Tour. Described as the tall, dark, and awkward voice of the millennials, this is one act you do not want to miss. Erik can also be seen weekly at The Improv Space Theatre performing with The 400 Cat and is a company member at ComedySportz LA. He is a writer for ISA TV's The Weekly Rewind and The upcoming television show, PAYBACK! He is the producer and host of Escobar Evenings at Flappers Comedy Club with credits from NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Next Food Network Star, Comedy Central and more. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Fast Ed CASTING IMAGE STUDIOS, FLAPPERS, THE PUNCH LINE, HOLLYWOOD AM, CONFUCIUS SAY..LOL
Fast Ed is comedian from atlanta, ga. He lived in LA for 6 years and he's starting to get used these crazy people out here. Not many people of his kind out here (asian southern peeps!) Breaking into this game, wide open! Fast Ed is making people laugh and go crazy with his southern/ghetto style! WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Dr Peggy Ching is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been performing stand up comedy for over 3 years.
She continues to perform at conventions and numerous venues in Detroit, Amherst, New York and California, including, the Laugh factory, Smiles, Jon Lovitz club at Universal City Walk and Flappers.
As a surgeon, she not only can give you stitches, but she will keep you in stitches. BOOK
Comedian Alex Rueda FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB, COMEDY STORE, FOOT IN THE DOOR PODCAST
Alex is a native Angeleno and has performed all over LA. He has also written and produced two short films, "Hired Guns" and "The Moneymaker." He also hosts the Foot in the Door Podcast. BOOK
Comedian Kazumi Kusano GOOD DAY L.A. (FOX KTLA) , COMEDY STIR-FRY (VNMN-TV), THE BANDIT HOUND, OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FEST, S.F. SKETCH FESTIVAL
Japanese comedienne, Subversive Evil Cutie Pie, Kazumi Kusano drops a bomb on the status quo of the perception of Asian women. Her stand-up comedy shares her odd cultural experiences in America, interracial marriage, and her schizophrenic mother. In her sketch show, Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy, she becomes a dominant Geisha, adorable Sumo Girl, and manic-depressive mother characters. She destroys Asian stereotypes.
Kazumi is the undefeated champion of Joke-E-Oke, the joke karaoke contest at the San Francisco Sketch Festival. She won 3rd place for both Walk the Plank 2013 and Flappers/Indi.com 2014 stand-up comedy competitions. She was invited to perform at Ventura, Cape Fear, and Out of Bounds Comedy Festivals. Her recent appearances include KTLA(FOX) Good Day LA, VNMN-TV Comedy Stir Fry, and The Bandit Hound.
On her first day at UC Berkeley, she dropped every class, went straight to the San Francisco Comedy College, and became a stand-up comedian. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Sierra Katow LAST CALL W/ CARSON DALY, LAUGHS ON FOX, LA IOWEST COMEDY FESTIVAL, HARVARD LAMPOON,
Sierra first began performing comedy at 16 years old. She performs around LA and in Boston where she's currently a junior at Harvard University. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Jenny Young COMEDY STORE, ICE HOUSE COMEDY CLUB, WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, FLAPPERS BURBANK,
I'd like to scream into the mic for 6 minutes straight but I tell jokes instead. Twitter - @heyjennyyoung WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Scott Shimamoto FLAPPERS, COMEDY STORE , THE ICE HOUSE, IMPROV , LAUGH FACTORY
Scott Shimamoto grew up an outcast and popular kid at the same time. A product of Schurr High School in Montebello, California, Shimamoto continued his education at the University of Southern California.
Shimamoto credits his Latino friends for helping him talk smack on stage. "I grew up with a bunch of Mexican people that treated talking smack as a competitive sport. I quickly learned to dish out and take verbal abuse without taking it personally."
Shimamoto also produces many charity fundraiser comedy shows. They have benefited the American Cancer Society , YMCA, Rebuilding Together, and many others.
Shimamoto opened for Tommy Davidson at ACASA´s inaugural fundraising comedy show at Flapper´s in Burbank, California. He also opened for Paul Rodriguez.
Shimamoto hosted a local radio show on 107.1 FM back in the 90´s called "Out Front L.A." that featured songs by Asian American musical artists. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |