The 20th anniversary of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy is December 22nd through December 25th at the New Aisa restuarant in San Francisco’s Chinatown, featuring Judy Gold, Scott Blakeman, Mike Capozzola, and Lisa Geduldig.
Judy Gold is the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. Judy’s new show, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom recently completed a successful run in New York.
Scott Blakeman has performed his political humor from a liberal Jewish point of view around the world, including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Mike Capozolla is a Bay Area-based comedian, hailing from New Rochelle, NY, and a lifelong Member of The Tribe, despite that vowel at the end of his name. He has appeared in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots and is a regular invited performer at SF SketchFest. He is also a published cartoonist and has contributed to The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Mad Magazine, National Lampoon and The Humor Times.
Lisa Gelduldig is a San Francisco-based comic and comedy producer who’s originally from New Yawk where her entire suburban block was Jewish except the Mazzolas next door who had on their lawn the largest Nativity scene in the history of the world.
The dinner show includes a 7 course meal…the comedy is kosher, the food is not. The late show includes vegetarian egg rolls.
In keeping with the Jewish tradition of tzedaka, every year the event benefits local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are The Brown Twins/Jewish Family & Children’s Services Emergency Assistance Fund.