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Esther Ku (The Asian Sarah Silverman) to Perform LIVE in Washington, DC
Ku was chosen as one of the ten best comedians for the NBC Stand-up for Diversity Showcase in New York City. She has been called the Asian Sarah Silverman.
By: Sara Moore
Typically her material is controversial and racially tinged. Her comedy style has been likened to Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer.
Howard Stern welcomed Esther Ku, as a contestant in the Hottest/Funniest Chick contest where she went up against NBC's Whitney Cummings. Howard asked her about growing up in a conservative household. Esther told Howard her missionary parents would only allow their children to watch "The Ten Commandments"
Howard wondered if Esther's fellow comedians hit on her much, but she said she just ignores them - preferring masturbation instead. Esther then did her stand-up routine and kept the crew laughing the entire time.
When asked is it difficult being a Korean Female Comic?
"Well, it's a difficult business to break into for everybody, male or female. Being female actually helps me stand out more. So in that sense, it's easier. I just get sick of hearing that question from journalists who already have the angle of their story in mind before they've interviewed us. Don't make me out to be a victim, I'm a victor! Peter Engle said we're all victorious.
Ku competed as a finalist on the nationally televised show Last Comic Standing 6. She finished in eleventh place. Ku competed as a finalist on Howard Stern's Hottest Funniest Chick contest on Sirius Satellite Radio she narrowly lost to Whitney Cummings. She was also selected for NBC's Stand-up for Diversity Showcase. She has been reviewed favorably in many media outlets in both English and the Korean language.
Ku will appear with comedians Vince Barnett who has worked with some of the heavyweights in comedy like Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart. The show will also feature Jason Weems another Last Comic Standing Alum.
The show takes place at the beautiful the Gala Hispanic Theater http://galatheatre.org/
GALA’s performance venue is located at 3333 14th Street, NW in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC 20010. The entrance is on 14th Street in the middle of the block between Park Road and Monroe Street. The box office and theater entrance is located on the second floor by stairs or mezzanine level (M) through the elevator
GALA Theatre is on 14th Street, one block north of the Columbia Heights Metro Station on the Green line.
From downtown Washington, DC: Go north on 14th Street, NW. After crossing Irving Street (where the Columbia Heights Metro station is located) continue one block north and either turn right on Park Road to access the Giant Parking Garage or continue straight to drop off passengers at the entrance at 3333 14th Street, NW.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Africa Famine Relief.
The show is apart of the Worldwide Comedy Entertainment "Comedy For A Cause Tour" which benefits various non-profit organizations.
Worldwide Comedy Entertainment is an innovative entertainment company that specializes in the production and promotion of diverse Live comedy events with some of the biggest names in comedy today.
"At Worldwide Comedy we believe in the spirit of public service and philanthropy. Out of this belief the Comedy For A Cause Tour was born. We use comedy as a vehicle to raise funding that individuals and non-profit organizations around the world so desperately need . We achieve this by putting on a fun filled and memorable evening of comedic entertainment with some of the biggest names in comedy today."
The "Comedy For A Cause Tour" has benefited organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, CureSearch for Children's Cancer Research and other notable non-profits.
The tour has had rave reviews and sell out crowds in Philadelphia, PA, Washington DC, Charleston SC and Baltimore, MD.
To purchase tickets: http://comedyforacausetour.eventbrite.com/
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Worldwide Comedy Entertainment is a innovative entertainment company that specializes in the production and promotion of diverse live comedy events.
Our company Features the most sought after touring comedians in the United States.