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

Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2004
Cheering on San Francisco

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

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”

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 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







December 13, 2012 (Cover Story):

Chow, Fun! Chinese food and Jewish comedy on Christmas — what’s not to like?


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 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’

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

KGO Radio

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

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