From the person who brought you "An Asian American Film Thing!"
"Shoes off, Mouth off" is a storytelling show with all AAPI storytellers!
This is the show where Asians and Asian-Americans have voices and address issues they face all the time. The storytellers will crush stereotypes and talk about subjects that are not usually associated with their community ie: mental health, sexuality, politics, etc. This is also a safe place where if a storyteller do associates with the "stereotype," it's okay! I AM QUIET AND SHY AND CAN'T DRIVE BUT I ALSO HATE SCHOOL AND GO TO THERAPY!
This show's theme: Moving On/Staying Still
Hosted by: Angel Yau and JiJi Lee
Sachi Ezura (After After Party, IFC)
Annie Tan (The Moth, 80 Minutes From Around the World)
Mike Cho (RISK!)
Alvin Eng (playwright, HERE COMES JOHNNY YEN AGAIN (or How I Kicked Punk)’ )
Srilatha Rajamani (PBS Stories From the Stage)
Bonnie Tang (Director for NYC Asian American Student Conference)
Musician: Jessica Rowboat
Doors 3:30 PM, show 4:00 PM.
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 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.
Angel Yau is a comedian, storyteller and filmmaker from Queens, New York. She is a 2018 NBC/UCBT Diversity Scholar finalist and has been featured on the Risk!, Mortified and StoryCollider storytelling podcasts. She has been featured on Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special- her first Netflix thing and the Funny or Die short film, Soojung Dreams of Fiji- her first Amazon thing! She is proudly part of the first ever all Asian- American, all female, musical sketch group," AzN PoP!" She founded and hosts Asian American Film Thing! She also has stop-motion animation series on youtube where she explores her childhood in solitude, rejection and alienation.www.angelyau.com
JiJi Lee is a comedy writer and performer in NYC.
Her humor writing has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Reductress, and McSweeney’s.
Her comedy pilots and spec scripts have advanced to the second round at The Sundance Episodic Story Lab and The Austin Film Festival.
As a standup and comedic storyteller, she regularly performs around the city. She’s also performed at The Kennedy Center’s Story League show, a New York Times Live event with Maureen Dowd, RISK!, and Asian AF at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She also hosted a live show of The Moth at Barnard College. JiJi graduated from Barnard College and grew up in Miami, Florida and misses pastelitos and sunshine. http://www.jijilee.com/