Six of the Baddest Asian Pacific American Comedians Come to Knock on SF’s Door

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Bad Asians

Are you the one who knock-knocks?

If you are, you just might be bad enough for the BAD ASIANS comedy showcase. Presented by API Cultural Center, Bindlestiff Studio, and The Colossal Show on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., Bad Asians is featuring the baddest Asians of them all: Asian Comics.

“Bad Asian” is a term used playfully and condescendingly when an Asian Pacific Islander (API) American person fails to live up to preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian. What is a “good” Asian, and what is a “bad” Asian?” How “bad” can you really be? Resisting these tropes of obedient sons and daughters who grow up to be doctors/lawyers/engineers, these API comics are NOT in the “model minority” business. They are in the entertainment business (and perhaps there’s nothing more “heinous” than that). Your best course may be to tread lightly around this line-up of hilarious provocateurs and troublemakers, headlined by comedian Kevin Shea (seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and hosted by The Colossal Show’s own Imran G and David Nguyen.

Bindlestiff Studio is about to break into some bad territory with frank, candid, and comedic discussions on what it is to be Asian in America…a “Bad Asian”.

Don’t worry. We won’t be in danger. We are the danger.


Kevin Shea

Francesca Fiorentini

Imran G

Samson Koletkar

Dash Kwiatkowski

David Nguyen


BAD ASIANS – A comedy showcase comes to San Francisco featuring six of the baddest Asian Pacific Islander American stand up comics.

With performances by Kevin Shea, Francesca Fiorentini, Imran G, Samson Koletkar, Dash Kwiatkowski, and David Nguyen.

APICC – A San Francisco arts nonprofit founded in 1996 whose mission is to support and produce multidisciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States.

THE COLOSSAL SHOW – The Bay Area’s newest variety show and incubator of eclectic comedians featuring a diverse range of sharp and scintillating performers who embrace their idiosyncrasies and explore their creative frontiers.


Saturday August 9th. 8pm.


Bindlestiff Studio

185 6th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103


General Admission: $15

Pre-Sale “knockknock” discount: $10


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