The Setup Presents: Bad Asians

Thu Apr 12 (full schedule below)
The Beer Basement - Ales Unlimited
07:45 PM
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Bad Asians is a showcase featuring Asian comics doing stand up, being interviewed, and colorful commentary on current events, culture, and/or the mundane.“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, hosted by The Colossal Show’s own Imran G and David Nguyen.

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November 9th will feature:
Vincent Chuang (SF Sketchfest)
Abhay Nadkarni (Desi Comedy Fest)
Jocelyn Chia (Gotham Comedy Live)



  1. The Beer Basement - Ales Unlimited 222 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA