Asians Strike Back: A Coronavirus Comedy & Science Show

SUN // MAR 01

Asians Strike Back: A Coronavirus Comedy & Science Show
Hosted by Kyle Marian and Esther Chen

NYC's top Asian comedians and scientists are striking back at the Coronavirus! This all-Asian variety show is roasting how quickly the rest of the world whipped out their worst anti-Asian jokes while exploring the science of the Coronavirus, viral infections, face masks, food culture, and more. Who knew so many twitter folks vacationed in Asia and had *thoughts* about Asian food markets? Trust us, WE have thoughts on this, too.

Doors 3:30 PM, show 4:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
No outside food or drink is allowed. See our menu here
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

SHOW MISSION: Kyle Marian and Esther Chen are excited to co-produce this all-Asian comedy show exploring the science and social repercussions of racialized emerging diseases. Asian resentment all across the world saw a massive uptick when the news of the coronavirus (2019n-CoV) outbreak. So they invited some of NYC’s best Asian comedians to roast the heck out of the food- & culture-haters while digging deep at the roots of the Asian diaspora, Sino-phobia, and more. The show will be interspersed with conversations from Asian and Asian-American virologists, epidemiologists, anthropologists, and more. The show will end with a Face Mask fashion show where commentators will discuss what the different masks are good for — from preventing flu spread, protection from climate disasters, to fighting the power, and more.

The Symposium: Academic StandUp is a show and workshop dedicated to using comedy to educate the public while challenging what "academics" and "experts" should look and sound like. We prioritize lifting up voices and stories of minoritized identities in Academia and STEM and are hoping to bring smart, intersectionality-mindful educational comedy to folks everywhere.

The Symposium: Academic Standup is a fiscally sponsored project of Scientists, Inc, an organization formed for the purposes of science outreach. Scientists, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).Financial and other information about our purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by contacting: Parmvir Bahia at 3104 N Armenia Ave, STE 2, Tampa, FL 33607 and 813-616-4880.

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