Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ Presents…
“Comedy Returns to El Rio!”
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 8pm
El Rio • 3158 Mission St (@ Precita) • SF
Tix: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/309017 • (800) 838-3006
San Francisco…Now in its 4th year, this monthly (every 2nd Monday of the month)
multicultural comedy show features the best of Bay Area comedians and beyond. It
takes place at El Rio, where SF comedian/comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (Kung Pao
Kosher Comedy) began her stand up comedy career 23 years ago.
The January 14th show features Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (traditional Indian
upbringing in the Deep South), Bobby Golden (gay Persian American), Kenny Yun
(Happy Hour with Kim Jong IL), Steven Alan Green (XXX), and hostess Lisa Geduldig
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a stand up comic, storyteller, and TV host of the
Emmy-award winning “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH in Boston. She has
performed her comedic storytelling nationally on NPR and PBS’s “Snap Judgment.” In
past incarnations, Dhaya was a venture capitalist, traveled to Cuba as a researcher,
was Ms. August ’06 Saffron Rare Threads, taught “Charm School” at MIT where she
graduated (twice), and attended two Democratic National Conventions as a journalist.
Dhaya was the 2009 headliner of Women of Color in Comedy in Boston, has MC’ed
for private events, galas, shows, and auctions including the America India Foundation
Gala and the Nirvana Woman’s Fashion Show. She plays a doctor on an Amgen TV
commercial and has done commercial work for Adobe, Match.com, and AARP as well.
Dhaya has performed at Comedy Day in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, was part
of Sketchfest at the California Academy of Sciences, and was a finalist at the Rooster T.
Feathers Comedy Competition. She finds the absurdity in life, including her traditional
Indian upbringing in the Deep South, nerd culture, and science and technology.
Bobby Golden was born the youngest out of three Persians in Westlake Village, CA.
He began performing stand up comedy at the age of 17 and has been unstoppable
ever since. He has performed at all the major clubs in Los Angeles including The
Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, and Laugh Factory and has been featured in Palm
Springs’ Pulp Magazine and Santa Monica Magazine. Bobby was a semi-finalist in
KTLA5′s “Find Me a Comic” Contest and was voted Funniest Gay Comedian of May
2009 by the Celebration Theatre in West Hollywood.
Kenny Yun is a local writer and actor. His first solo project Lettucetown Lies at The
Marsh was selected Best One Man Show by the Bay Area Reporter. His recent
Happy Hour with Kim Jong IL ran at The Marsh Berkeley in 2012 and was acclaimed
as “supreme laughs” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Kenny is working on his third one-
man show. www.kennyyun.com
Steven Alan Green is a New York born, Beverly Hills raised stand up comedian, actor,
and writer who started at The Comedy Store in the 80’s heyday as one of the house
MCs and gag writers, writing for the likes of Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall and Jimme “JJ”
Walker. Moving to London 20 years ago, Steven became a headlining favorite in all of
the major London and beyond comedy clubs, was a regular on BBC Radio Scotland,
and appeared thrice on British telly. His four one-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival all gained critical acclaim, including “The consummate American entertainer”
(The List). In 2000, Steven created and produced “High On Laughter (HOL),” a comedy
show series for a drug and alcohol charity launched by Princess Diana. HOL I & II
starred, amongst others, Cheers’ George Wendt, Neil Mullarkey (Mike Myers’ former
comedy partner), Emo Philips, Rick Overton, and Zach Galifiankis. HOL III took place
at the London Palladium, starring 15 great American and British stand ups, plus a one
Jerry Lewis, and was broadcast on Bravo UK. Jerry “collapsed” backstage, making
international news and leading to Steven’s first and highly acclaimed one-man show.
Steven hosted “The South Park Weekend” on Comedy Central UK and was “American
Comedy Correspondent” for The Fred MacAuley Show on BBC 2 Radio Scotland.
Lisa Geduldig is a local comic and comedy producer who’s the creator, producer, and
MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy (celebrating its
20th anniversary December 2012); Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians;
The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew
Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion; and Comedy Returns to El Rio.