Harvardwood Heads To... Wake, Play, Slay: Asian American Women in Comedy

November 01, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
3900 Lankershim Boulevard Theater 2
Los Angeles, CA 91604
United States
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Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal & the Center for Asian American Media

In 2016, Awkwafina and Margaret Cho dropped the anthemic, tongue-in-cheek “Green Tea”, urging us all to “flip a stereotype.” Asian American comedians responded, and the past year and a half has seen an influx in television, new media and live performances that cut to the heart of the conversation around whitewashing and cultural appropriation. Asian American women in particular are driving this cultural moment, turning instances of exclusion into opportunities and creating stories that are fresh, topical and often disarming.

This panel builds off CAAM and NBCU’s 2016 panel, “Expanding the Conversation”, with a nod to the women working in front of and behind the camera, in the writers room and on the stage to shift the culture of representation. Join us as we speak with some of the industry’s top voices about how they use laughter to tackle difficult and timely issues.

The lineup includes Harvard alumna Colleen McGuinness, along with Jenny Yang, Geeta V. Patel, and moderator Traci G. Lee!

RSVP HERE: https://apawomenincomedy.splashthat.com/

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. To learn more, visit www.caamedia.org. #storiestolight 

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