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"KUNG PAO KOSHER COMEDY" RETURNS TO ZOOM & YOUTUBE LIVE THIS YEAR!
Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™—Jewish comedy on Christmas in a (this year, virtual) Chinese Restaurant—is an annual tradition in San Francisco.
Due to the pandemic, the show, which has been operating every December since its inception in 1993 in San Francisco's Chinatown, took place on Zoom and YouTube Live last year and reached audiences throughout the country and some internationally.
Kung Pao will take place virtually again this year, but next year in 2022 for our 30th Anniversary, we plan on being live in-person, while keeping the online component.
Now in its 29th year, Kung Pao, which answers the age-old question: "What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas?" is a takeoff on the tradition of Jews going to a Chinese restaurant and a movie on Christmas.
The brainchild of San Francisco-based Jewish comedian, Lisa Geduldig, is one of San Francisco's longest running comedy shows, has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune and was the country's first Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese restaurant show. The show has consistently catered to over 2000 people each December (including last year in Cyberspace), with some people attending every year.
This annual Jewish Christmas tradition spans three days, December 24-26, and will feature Jewish comedians Ophira Eisenberg, Jessica Kirson, Arline Geduldig (Lisa’s 90-year-old mother), and Lisa Geduldig.
Fri Dec 24: 5pm PST / 8pm EST
Sat Dec 25: 5pm PST / 8pm EST
Sun Dec 26: 2pm PST / 5pm EST
Partial proceeds benefit: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank AND Shalom Bayit: Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Homes