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The Pinch DC presents to you a stand-up comedy showcase with immigrant comedians. The show will be on Wednesday June 13, 2018. Some of the comedians came to the States when they were kids; while some of them just came here not very long time ago.
They will all come to the Pinch DC to share their stories, struggles and observations from living the U.S. Please reserve your tickets online and join us to celebrate cultural diversity and show your support to all immigrants and their American Dreams.
The show is hosted by Huang He. She grew up in a secluded small town in the southwest of China. She moved to DC five years ago pursuing her master's degree. Her day job is to help eradicate the world’s poverty, but instead found herself struggling to pay for brunches and organic food. This frustration motivated her to turn to comedy for comfort. Now she has been performing standup all over the States.
Here is the lineup of all comedians on the show:
Cristina Payne was born in Manila, the Philippines and later move to San Francisco. She has been doing stand-up since graduated from Howard University. She was a former comedy writer for Actor Comedian Brandon T Jackson, performed on Sirius XM SwayNTheMorning,. Funnybone, Improv, Flappers, Punchline, TvOne etc.
Fernando Madrigal was born in Dominican Republic and later moved to Maryland. Now he is pursuing his American dream to become a stand-up comedian. His comedy revolves around what it’s like being an Afro Latino growing up right outside the nation’s capitol.
Lisan Wood was born in South Korea and later was adopted by an American couple. She started stand up comedy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was recently back to perform in the Cream City Comedy Festival. She now lives in her brother's basement in Howard County and pursuing her dream in comedy.
Natalia Antas is from Kraków, Poland. First she went to Chicago directly from Poland and now she settles down in Washington D.C. On a regular basis, she performs Improv shows with her team: Innocent Innuendo, and stand-up shows throughout the East Coast.
Tristan Willis was born in England. He spent his early years in a small village in the west of England. Then, at the tender age of 4, he moved to South Africa with his family. He met his American wife in London and decided to move to the States. Now he trades jokes for laughter and occasional free drinks.
Tee Dalton is hailing from the emerald shores of mother Ireland, Tee has performed throughout Europe and the US. His comedic style is influenced by Irish, English and American comedians. He always tackles tricky matters like race, gender in a hilarious and easy-to-laugh way. He love his day job and he also has a dream of becoming a full-time stand-up comedian one day in the States.
Vanessa Jeha is from Cameroon and just got her American citizenship. She went to Maryland for her bachelor degree and now she is pursuing her master degree in psychology while working as a therapist. During the day, she is healing people with her expertise; while on the stage, she is healing people through her comedy.
Yannick is from Togo and move to the States when he was 12. He started his comedy career when he was in college. To pursue his dream, he decided to quit university and moved to New York City. He then produced his first half hour special FOR THE PEOPLE. He shares his struggles, stories and tips as an immigrant growing up here through his stand-up.
Ajai Raj is based in New York City. He has been performing all over the country and also appearing on overseas shows for the past five years. His comedy has been described as “ weird, but good weird.”
You can also find a short video about them: https://youtu.be/HMIp4ZA8PLU
Looking forward to seeing you on June 13, 2018 at the Pinch DC.