Kung Pao Kosher Comedy was created
in 1993 by accident by San Francisco comedian
Lisa Geduldig, who went to perform in South Hadley,
Massachusetts at what she thought was going
be a comedy club. Peking Garden Club turned out
to be a Chinese Restaurant. After telling Jewish
jokes at a Chinese restaurant, a conversation
between Lisa and her old summer camp friend,
Sovak, led to the creation of Kung Pao
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the event
started out as a community service for all Jews
who have ever been stuck on Christmas with nothing
to do but hide under the covers, contemplate
Mass, or visit a Chinese restaurant... The audience
has expanded to include Chinese-Jewish couples,
interfaith ones, singles, families, gay people,
straight people, undecided ones, those who are
far from home, and just generally people who
like smart comedy mixed with Chinese food.
Kung Pao also produces other comedy events including Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; The George Bush Going Away Party: An Evening of Political Comedy; Comedy Returns to El Rio; and What Am I, Chopped Liver? In 2005 and 2008, Lisa was proud to bring “Charo and her Las Vegas Show” to The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco!
Lisa Geduldig comedy clip
Need a comedian, publicist, comedy booker, or event producer?
Kung Pao creator/producer/MC, Lisa Geduldig, is available to perform at, book and/or produce your comedy events in the SF Bay Area and nationally. She is also available to do publicity for your comedy, theater, music etc. events as well as social and political issues in the SF Bay Area. Lisa has the advantage of being a performer, producer, AND a publicist, and therefore understands all angles of event production from her 20+ years of experience in all 3 arenas. Se habla