Yeah, I said it. After Disoriented Comedy began in July of 2012 we've produced or performed at colleges 24 times since then!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! We are celebrating exactly two years later at the place where it all began: Little Tokyo Los Angeles at the David Henry Hwang Theatre.
The only feeling I remember from that time was petrifying fear. Like, I was basically inviting ALL OF MY FRIENDS to see me do perform NAKED. Okay. I wasn't naked, but it felt that way. At that point in my life I had only worked on my standup comedy for about two years or so. I was barely getting my footing with writing jokes much less thinking about creating a larger show and platform to share my comedy with the world.
But oooh it felt so good to have some fellowship of comics around me. Going to most open mics as a noob is probably the best way to experience soul-crushing loneliness; usually no one is laughing because in the potluck of open mic comedy your half-baked ideas are usually horribly unappetizing. I mentioned the idea of doing an "all-female Asian American standup comedy tour" as a joke in January of 2012 and by April, we started looking for venues in Los Angeles. Yola Lu from Seattle helped to light that fire under my ass. Recruiting Atsuko Okatsuka, a friend in Los Angeles, rounded out the original co-producers.
That first show blew me away because it was totally sold out! It was a great preview of our future shows. The support by the Asian American community has been phenomenal. Remember this audience from the first show?!
So we are giving back. The proceeds of this show will go to Tuesday Night Project, a long-running free arts and performance project that nurtured me into the comic I am today. Disoriented Comedy could not exist with out them.
So get your tickets. They are priced slightly higher than our usual tickets but it's DEFINITELY for a great cause. Use discount code "EARLYBIRD" to get $5 off general admission tickets! Thank you so much for all your support, friends!