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Kate Moran is honored to join the team once again as creative producer for the 2021 Asian Comedy Fest!

After its sold out and critically acclaimed 2020 debut, the Asian Comedy Fest (ACF) is returning for its second annual edition. ACF is the largest national comedy fest dedicated to elevating Asian and Pacific Islander voices and bring much needed attention to a scene that is bursting at the seams with new and exciting talent.

For 2021, the Asian Comedy Fest is a hybrid festival consisting of a global submissions contest with cash prizes, partnered with the app Rizzle, seeking comedic acts featuring pan-Asian creators from all over the world; an invite-only stand-up comedy show live taping in New York City, featuring notable Asian comedians;  a virtual panel featuring Asian actors, writers, and producers working in Hollywood, discussing the unique challenges for aspiring Asian artists; and the online premiere of the edited live show combined with pre-recorded segments airing Thursday May 27th at 8PM EST.

Notable confirmed talent includes Bowen Yang (SNL), Joel Kim Booster (Conan, Sunnyside), Julia Shiplett (Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians, Mike Cabellon (Mr. Mayor), Rekha Shankar (Animaniacs), Alex Song-Xia (Rick & Morty), Nik Dodani (Dear Evan Hansen) b (VP of Adult Animation, ViacomCBS), Mark Kramer (Last Week Tonight), Ronny Chieng (Daily Show, Comedy Central), Fumi Abe and Mic Nguyen (Asian Not Asian podcast, Vulture and AV Club), Michael Cruz Kayne (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Bryan Yang (Standup NBC showcase semi-finalist), Usama Siddiquee (Just For Laughs, America’s Got Talent), Fareeha Khan (Reductress, Comedy Central), Youngmi Mayer (Feeling Asian podcast), Dylan Adler (NY Comedy Festival, featured in NY Times), Pranav Behari (Mango Bae podcast) and many more!

Proceeds from the fest will be donated to Apex For Youth, benefitting underserved Asian American & immigrant youth most notably in NYC.


 

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