The world is not ready for this lineup of funny Asian Americans on stage on the same night!
Founded in 1995 an ensemble of Asian-American actors/writers, we travel the nation performing improv and sketch shows that educate all audiences, from an Asian- American perspective. Our diverse cast keeps audiences laughing while delivering messages with which they can identify.
Our alumni include Danny Pudi from Community, and Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead. We are Asian. We do comedy.
Prateek Srivastava (try saying that 3 times fast) is a nationally touring comedian based in Chicago. Prateek three time regional finalist for NBC’s Stand Up Talent Search. Prateek has performed at festivals all over the country and recently completed the East Meets Midwest Tour which culminated in him headlining a sold out night at Carolines Comedy Club in New York City. Additionally, Prateek is a writer and cast member for P.O.V. a sketch comedy show at Chicago’s famed Improv Olympic directed by Michael Mccarthy(SNL) and recently performed in "OKSTUPID" at Second City. When he is not onstage, Prateek contributes to National Lampoon's Podcast and has appeared on WGNtv and NPR. Prateek thanks you for reading his bio and thanks you for not realizing that he’s speaking in the 3rd person right now!
Eunji Kim is a comedian and writer currently a Mercenary Writer for Cards Against Humanity and can be seen performing improv at iO Chicago (Lou Malnati's Presents: The Harold) and with her independent team Manny Mora at various theaters. You can also see her doing stand-up/solo sketch at Zanies, Paper Machete and Laugh Factory. She has been invited to perform at comedy festivals all over the Midwest. She is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago's Training Center. She was a 2017 Bob Curry Fellow at Second City and a featured performer in the 2017 NBC Universal Break Out Festival. KIM KONG:A Comedy Monster, her solo show at the Annoyance Theater was Reader Recommended and described by her mom as, "Oh, gawd." She also co-hosts The Ajumma Podcast (@AjummaShow) with fellow Chicago comedian/Korean, Peter Kim (@Peterkz).
Silly Point is Chicago's first and only all-Indian improv group. Each performer has roots in a different part of a diverse country and speaks a different language at home. Our improv philosophy is a celebration of this uniqueness. Silly Point is Anish Ramanathan, Resham Sarkar, Rohan Sinha, Tushar Vashisth.
Sandy Lee is from the Midwest but with a valley girl sound. When she isn’t throwing knives, working on spreadsheets, or teaching others about time travel, you can catch her all over Chicago performing standup.
Steve Han studied at the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a BA in Biology that he is proudly not using AT ALL! He’s studied at Second City and iO, and has performed sketch, theater, and stand-up around the city at venues like the Steppenwolf and the Laugh Factory. He is a proud NBC/Second City 2018 Bob Curry Fellow, Urban Twist alum, and actor for the Onion. He is proudly represented by Paonessa Talent. For more dumb content, follow him on Instagram @steyonceknowles.
Club Asia is a pan A Z N collective doing dope art around the city. They’ve sold out Second City, Annoyance, and are taking over the world one social media feed at a time. Keep up with us on facebook we out here!
Michael Van Pham is an actor and improviser from Memphis, TN. You can see him performing at CSZ with his house team Satin (Hail Satin!) or around town with the Club Asia squad. Michael believes all life can be summed up in a few words: sushi and smash bros. #sushigang. Twitter: @kieumonger
Rima Parikh is a comic and writer. She produces a monthly show called Just Us Gals at Sleeping Village. She has performed at festivals around the country, including 2018’s Beast Village Comedy Festival in Des Moines and the Come and Take It festival in Houston. She has contributed to Reductress and ClickHole, and has been featured on BuzzFeed.
Jerry Tran is a comedian from Houston who now lives in Chicago. Thanks to his meticulously crafted jokes and endearing stage presence, he's become a crowd favorite at shows and clubs all over the Midwest, including Zanies, Laugh Factory Chicago, and the Comedy Club on State in Madison. He's also been a part of numerous festivals, including Westside Stand-Up Showdown at the M.I. Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival in Wilmington, & the NBCUniversal Break Out Comedy Festival.