Past Press

Kung Pao in the News

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New York Times

December 24, 1994 Jewish Comics Make It A Not So Silent Night    NYT-article-KungPao1994

Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2004 Cheering on San Francisco

December 1, 1995 Serving Up a Night of Sino-Kosher Shtick LATimes-KungPao1995article

Huffington Post

December 10, 2015 Cha Cha Cha Chaaaaaappyyyyy Chhhanukahhhhhhh! – Lisa Geduldig blog December 20, 2013 I’m A Soldier in the War on Christmas – Lisa Geduldig blog


December 6, 2015 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Brings Jewish Humor to Chinatown over Christmas

Finch Files (podcast)

December 7, 2015 Go For It! (Interview with Lisa begins at 27:20)

SF Gate

December 11, 2006 FINDING MY RELIGION – Dan Ahdoot, Jewish Iranian American comic, on holidays and life in America

SF Chronicle:

December 19, 2012 Judy Gold back for 3rd helping of Kung Pao December 22, 2011 Elayne Boosler: ‘Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’ headliner December 23, 2010 Lisa Geduldig’s Kosher Comedy Dec 24, 2003 N.Y. comedian Judy Gold feels right at home in S.F Dec 20, 2001 One-liners for Christmas, Kosher-style – ‘Kung Pao’ show an institution

January 12, 2001 – SF Gate Take My Domestic Partner, Please – SF ‘Borscht Belt’ humor incorporates the gay side of life

October 12, 2001 Lisa Geduldig talks about getting shticky in ‘Gayberry’

December 24, 1998 “Kung Pao Kosher Comedy”- Jewish stand-up in a Chinese restaurant: It must be Christmastime Note: We don’t know where this invented quote came from: “She remembered telling an aunt who was digging into a Chinese dish, “But Aunt Sara, it’s pork . . . and she would say to me, “Honey, it’s disguised.'”

December 23, 1998 sfgate e-pick

December 21, 1998 “Looking at Christmas From the Outside Jewish museums offer alternative events” December 16, 1998 e-pick “Pao! Right in the Kisser!” December 26, 1997 “King of One-Liners – Youngman reigns at Kosher Comedy” SFChron_Pink-Henny-1997 December 14, 1997 Pink Pages “King of the One-Liners – At 91, Henny Youngman keeps the vaudeville flame burning” December 25, 1996 Combo Platter of Comedy – Chinese food, Jewish humor on `Kung Pao Kosher’ menu December 23, 1996 “An hour later, you need another joke”

December 23, 1995 ‘Kosher’ Comedy With Hunan Spice – Chinese food served with Jewish jokes

The J (formerly The Jewish Bulletin):

December 16, 2016

Kung Pao Kosher Comic Keeps The Faith and Won’t Eat Traif

December 11, 2015

Kung Pao Headliner Loves Laughing at Others — Onstage and in the Audience

December 4, 2014

Annoyed Canadian and 14-year-old kid headline Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

December 12, 2013 (Cover Story):

Ha-ha-ha! Comedy at Christmas—A Jewish Tradition Jcoverdec132013

December 13, 2012 (Cover Story): Chow, Fun! Chinese food and Jewish comedy on Christmas — what’s not to like? J-cover_dec14_2012

December 8, 2011

Annual Kung Pao show is cruisin’ for a Boosler

December 11, 2009 (Jonathan Katz)

“Dr. Katz” Creator Ready for the Chow Mein Event

December 7, 2007

(Shelley Berman)

Shelley you jest! Standup legend to headline Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

December 15, 2006

Talk about neurotic — Kung Pao performer takes the cake (Stephanie Blum)

December 1, 2006

Iranian American offers Persian version of Kung Pao (Dan Ahdoot)

November 18, 2005

‘Pao mitzvah’ for Bay Area kosher comedy show

December 2, 2004

Good as Gold – Popular comic headlines her second Kung Pao Kosher gig (Judy Gold)

December 4, 2003

Laughter, lefties and lesbians — Comedian Lisa Geduldig knows how to yuk it up, but takes her causes seriously

December 6, 2002

A side-splitting Kung Pao tradition continues in SF (Eddie Sarfaty)

December 12, 1997

For Henny Youngman comedy show, take your wife, please

Chicago Tribune

December 25, 2003 Jews find respite from “Jingle Bells”

Sacramento Bee

December 24, 2014 Cultures Meld in San Francisco at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy December 2006 When Santa Isn’t Your Bag

Bay Area Reporter (BAR)

December 6, 2012 Comedy for a very Jewish Christmas December 22, 2011 Have yourself a merry kosher Christmas

SF Examiner:

December 20, 2016 Stand Up Comic Alex Edelman Takes on Big TV Writing Job

December 22, 2015 Three-timer Wendy Liebman Savors Her SF Kosher Comedy

December 22, 2014 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Gets Teen Spirit

December 18, 2013 Gary Gulman Feeling at Home at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

December 22, 2012 Review: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

December 19, 2012 20 years of Christmas ‘Kosher’ kibbutzing

December 19, 2011 Comedian Elayne Boosler cracks ‘Kung Pao’

SF Weekly:

December 21, 2016 Elayne Boosler Headlines Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

10% – Comcast TV

December 2012

David Perry chats with Lisa Geduldig about the 20th anniversary of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

December 2, 2012 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Daily Xtra – Canada

December 12, 2012

Deck the halls with egg fu yung at the 20th annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

KRON-TV Channel 4

December 21, 2013 Jan Wahl interviews Samson Koletkar

December 19, 2009  Henry Tenenbaum interviews Brian Malow

KPFA Radio

December 20, 2016 Kris Welch interviews Lisa Geduldig (Begins at 49:40)

KGO Radio

December 21, 2016 Maureen Langan interviews Elayne Boosler

December 20, 2015 Maureen Langan interviews Wendy Liebman (Begins at 20:35)

KCBS Radio December 25, 2015 Jenna Lane interviews Lisa Geduldig – report #1 Jenna Lane interviews Lisa Geduldig – report #2

Alice Radio/KCBS

December 10, 2014 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy (with Eve Meyer from SF Suicide Prevention, Barbara Farber from Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and Lisa G.)

December 15, 2013 Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: Dec 24th, 25th, and 26th

KALW Radio December 18, 2014 Lisa Geduldig chats with Eric Jansen of “Out in the Bay”

KQED Radio

Pacific Time

December 26, 2002 “Kung Pao Kosher Comedy”

Channel 29

December 20, 2007 SF Live (Lisa Geduldig, Scott Blakeman. Interviewed by Marc Smolowitz who went to Camp Hemshekh with Lisa in 1976!)

Jewish Telegraph Agency

December 16, 2004 Jews answer age-old query: What to do at Christmastime?

Christian Science Monitor:

December 22, 2006 Kosher comedy over egg rolls


December 21, 1998 All Christmas-ed Out

San Jose Mercury News

December 24, 2006 Oy, Christmas tree! Chinese food, jokes a respite for Jews

Vallejo Times Herald

December 18, 2015 Liebman Eludes Coyotes to Headline Kung Pao Kosher Show

December 16, 2012 Kung Pao comedy’s 20th anniversary is good as Gold

December 11, 2009 Jonathan Katz Brings Star Power to Kung Pao Kosher (Jonathan Katz)

December 15, 2006 Son of Jewish immigrants who left Iran for America offers unorthodox comedy (Dan Ahdoot)


SF Chronicle

August 6, 2005 Ageless Charo keeps the cuchi, cuchi flame burning

George Bush Going Away Party

The J (Formerly The Jewish Bulletin)

September 27, 2007, by Dan Pine Comedian will Rail to The Chief at Bush Going Away Party (Andy Kindler)

The J

September 30, 2005 Kung Pao presents its annual comic kiss-off to Bush (Scott Blakeman)

Funny Girlz

SF Examiner

September 28, 2010 Comedy without Sexism

Vallejo Times Herald

September 27, 2010 Muslim comic to join ‘Funny Girlz’ in Berkeley

Stanford Daily

September 30, 2010 ‘Funny Girlz’ crash Palo Alto

KALW Radio 91.7FM

September 30, 2010 Local comic Carla Clayy finds comedy in her daily life

SF Bay Times

May 1, 2008 “Pine Sol Lady” Brings Stories of Lesbian Moms to May 10 Comedy (Diane Amos)

Oakland Tribune

May 19, 2006 Size does matter for comedian Davis (Tanyalee Davis)

The Bay Area Reporter:

May 18,2006 “Girls will be girlz – ‘Funny Girlz’ perform this weekend at the Herbst” (Tanyalee Davis)

The J (Formerly The Jewish Bulletin):

May 5, 2006 “Standup vet a master of her comic domain” (Carol Leifer)

March 10, 2005 Motherhood gives Jewish comic new shtick (Cathy Ladman)

SF Chronicle:

May 14, 2003 Funny, Shazia Mirza looks Muslim: Her religion doesn’t preclude making jokes onstage, British stand-up comic says

Vallejo Times-Herald

May 5, 2006 From opening for Sinatra to writing for “Seinfeld,” she’s funny (Carol Leifer)

A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into a Bar

KALW Radio – Artery:

September 6, 2007 Laughing at God (mp3 audio stream)

Café con Comedy

SF Bay Times:

April 26, 2007 Smart Café Con Comedy: Rx for Good Health

Feygelah Schmeygelah

SF Examiner:

April 28, 1999 sfgate e-pick


Comedy at Ashkenaz

SF Chronicle:

October 11, 2017  Bay Area Performances Turned into Benefits for Fire Victims

San Jose Mercury News:

October 11, 2017  Berkeley Club Comedy Series Opener to Benefit North Bay Fire Victims

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