If you’re looking for some laughs this week, then head on over to Koreatown this Thursday night to the 1st ever Koreatown Comedy Festival! Along with hosts PK and Dumbfoundead, it features an all-star line-up that’s sure to liven up the night. And best of all, all proceeds go to LINK (Liberty in N. Korea) & KOLLABORATION (Empowerment Through Entertainment). So help a good cause and help yourself to a wild night!
Tickets: Presale – $11, At the Door – $15
To purchase tickets, click here
See you there!
Remember a month ago when we told you to vote for Eliot Chang for the Comedy Central’s Stand Up Showdown? Thanks to all your votes, along with those of his other fans, he placed second! He is in shock, since he was only hoping to get into the top 10, but just as we said, he’s the real deal. Anyways, he is grateful for everyone who voted for him, so he made a video for all of you! He’s planning an one-hour special but nothing’s set in stone yet, so let’s hope that it’ll happen! Don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel, eliotchangthecomic!
If you want to see Eliot live, be sure to tell him the name of your local comedy club. It’ll be full of fresh comedic materials to keep you laughing till you cry because he never, and he does mean never, repeats his jokes!
Asian Americans in comedy is a rare thing, but Eliot Chang is the real deal. I mean, the guy is hilarious.
So now’s your chance to support a really talented Asian American comedian — vote for him during the month of January in Comedy Central’s Stand Up Showdown where people vote for their favorite half hour special. People can vote once a day every day from now through Thursday, January 27, using this link http://bit.ly/gBVILr, or just text “CHANG” to 44686.
Let Eliot explain it himself:
Don’t know Eliot Chang yet? Check him out at EliotChang.com, or watch this clip:
She hates mint-chip ice cream. She loves extra crunchy Cheetos. She says she will put anything raw and weird in her mouth because she’s Japanese. And no, she is not Barbra Streisand.
She’s new funny girl, Aiko Tanaka.
Model, actress and now-turned stand-up comedian Aiko Tanaka will be at Comedy Zen’s “Jokes of Death” show on July 29 in Los Angeles. With host Rajiv Satyal, the lineup includes comedian Eliot Chang, featured in Comedy Central Presents, up-and-coming K.T. Tatara, and the boys from YouTube phenom Just Kidding Films who will be performing their special rendition of their famous “History of Korean Drama.”
Tanaka (her first name means “child of love”), who is of Korean and Japanese descent, was born in Tokyo and began modeling at the age of 3. She appeared on fashion catalogs and advertisements in Japan, just like her mom, a former swimsuit model.
After moving to Boston, Tanaka studied theater in college and was scouted by a talent agent from L.A., who secured her a TV gig on the The Grind with MTV. With a growing number of modeling offers, she was selected to appear on an Import Tuner cover as well as many other auto magazines such as D-Sport and Super Street. In fact, she was the first Japanese/Korean to ever appear as the cover model on these major magazines. She is also the voice of a character in the video game “Street Racing Syndicate.”
More recently, Tanaka appeared in music videos for Destiny’s Child, Afroman, Far East Movement, Jin and more. Her film and television credits include The Howard Stern Show, Late Night with Jay Leno, Malcolm and Eddie, My Wife and Kids, Numb3rs, and The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Tanaka says her first crush was Jet Li. “I was like 7 when I saw Shaolin Temple,” she says. “I decided to marry that man and have his kids. Next week, I saw Superman in tight pants, and I changed my mind. I was a floozy back then.” And she says she loves anything with Audrey Hepburn. “She inspires me to act like a lady, like wanting to go to the supermarket with white gloves on.”
Catch her this Thursday at Comedy Zen’s “Jokes of Death” show. Of course, you just may catch her at your local grocery store, maybe even in white lace gloves.
July 29, 2010, 8 pm
After-party at Chop Suey Café and Lounge, 347 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012