21 years and going strong!
December 24-26, 2012 in San Francisco.
Spending Christmas weekend in San Francisco?
Kung Pao Kosher Comedy is the alternative event you're looking for!
We are the originators of the concept, have been written up in the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, covered by NPR... A chapter in the 2012 book, “A Kosher Christmas: 'Tis the Season to be Jewish” focuses entirely on this long-running event. We have Yiddish proverbs in our fortune cookies! We have some patrons who have attended all 20 years so far. Some people make their annual pilgrimage to San Francisco for the shows. We truly have created the sense of family and belonging that we set out to create. Created to answer the age-old dilemma, "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?" Kung Pao continues to cater to that audience and beyond.
We are proud of our Who's Who of past headliners: Henny Youngman, Shelley Berman, David Brenner, Elayne Boosler, Jeffrey Ross, Carol Leifer, Cathy Ladman, Freddie Roman, Wendy Liebman, and Judy Gold.
This year's headliner is Gary Gulman, who has been on Last Comic Standing and every imaginable late night talk show: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show with David Letterman. He released his second one-hour special for Comedy Central and Netflix, Gary Gulman: In This Economy? He opened for Louis C.K on his sold-out tour earlier this year and taped John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central...
Also appearing: Adrianne Tolsch (has opened for Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, The Pointer Sisters, Chita Rivera, Bobby Vinton...); Samson Koletkar (Jewish-Indian comic; born in Mumbai); and hostess Lisa Geduldig (Kung Pao creator).