Nineteen years ago, a Jewish comedian from New York found herself doing stand-up Hanukkah humor in a Chinese restaurant in western Massachusetts.
The comedian is Lisa Geduldig. Her fluke night became Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, now a San Francisco institution featuring mostly Jewish entertainment, on Christmas, in a Chinese restaurant. Read More
Sometimes the truth hurts, but in this case, it’s actually funny: Elayne Boosler is a bona fide “Kung Pao Kosher Comedy” virgin.
“Yes, I’ll be getting baptized,” Boosler jokes about her first time participating in the popular annual comedy showcase that comes to life in a bold spectacle Christmas week at — where else? Read More
WHO’S IN TOWN
Henning Mankell: Swedish novelist author of the best-selling and award-winning Kurt Wallander mysteries, appears in an onstage conversation. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
Rye Barcott: The cofounder of Carolina for Kibera talks about creating a movement to spark change from within one of the world’s largest and most volatile slums. [6 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
San Francisco comedian Rick Overton described her act as a California stop — she never actually stops at a stop sign, but just keeps rolling through. Read More