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Week 1: The Interns Dive In #Nexternship

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Week 1: The Interns Dive In #Nexternship

WEEK 1 REFLECTIONS FROM THE #NEXTERNSHIP INTERNS

Every week we will post a quick roundup of lessons learned during this past week's work by each of our #Nexternship interns. We hope that even though YOU are not able to be Jenny's intern, you can learn through our fearless team! Every week, they answer three of the same questions. SOAK IN THE GOODNESS. Read more about them here.

Week 1 started a couple of weeks ago for ONE of our FOUR interns for this term. So this week we will catch up and post all three weeks. Check here later for WEEK 2 and WEEK 3 REFLECTIONS.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The First #Nexternship Interns!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The First #Nexternship Interns!

THEY'RE HERE! THEY'RE HERE! THE FIRST CLASS OF #NEXTERNSHIP INTERNS!

Here they are! We had an incredible pool of applicants and these are a few of the shiniest! The first class of NEXTERNS! Four outstanding young creatives excited to take over the world!

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Thanks to thousands of people+Margaret Cho, The #ComedyComedyFest was MAAAAGICAL

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Thanks to thousands of people+Margaret Cho, The #ComedyComedyFest was MAAAAGICAL

When you're self-employed like I am and doing this weird career called "comedy," it's hard to mark how much forward movement is happening. But I can definitely call it: envisioning and executing our little Comedy Comedy Festival (instagram: itscomedycomedy. twitter: itscomedycomedy) last month was a clear milestone for my career.

No one is opening doors for us so we have to create our own damn house.

We created an Asian American comedy festival because there are so many of us grinding at the craft and hustle of the funny business. So why not bring some shine to it and connect all of our audiences?

Four days. Over 1,000 tickets sold. Hundreds of Asian American comedic performers and writers. over 20 volunteers. Done. And done.

Another personal milestone for me was getting to share the stage with comedy legend and awesome inspiration herself, Margaret Cho. Margaret was our surprise headliner at the big Saturday night standup comedy show, Disoriented Comedy, held at the Tateuchi Forum at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo Los Angeles. It was the three-year anniversary of our mostly female, Asian American standup comedy tour and we finally fulfilled our original dream of having Margaret Cho be a part of our lineup. AHHHHHH!!!! Three years later, we did it!

She had an electric comedy set and gave the most sincere and heartfelt remarks about how much seeing our show of awesome Asian American women + D'Lo meant to her personally. 

I was floating on air.

Here are some photos of that night. More photos and video! to come!

 Photo: Sophia J. Chang

Photo: Sophia J. Chang

 Photo: Jenny Yang. Those are tears in my eyes from Margaret's heartfelt comments.

Photo: Jenny Yang. Those are tears in my eyes from Margaret's heartfelt comments.


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