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      Comedy at Ashkenaz! 2nd Anniversary Show and Party in Berkeley


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      October 10, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 PM

      1317 San Pablo Avenue
      Berkeley, California 94702

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      Comedy at Ashkenaz! 2nd Anniversary Show and Party

      Bay Area comedian and comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™), and Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center joined forces in 2017 to bring the East Bay a new monthly (the second Thursday of the month) comedy series, Comedy at Ashkenaz!

      On Thursday, October 10, Comedy at Ashkenaz celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with a 2nd Anniversary Show and Party with an ALL-STAR line-up: Diane Amos, Mark Pitta, Arjun Banerjee, and Lisa Geduldig. And food.

      Since launching, Black History Month, International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month, Gay Pride, and Mother’s Day have been commemorated; there has been a political comedy night; and funds have been raised for three organizations and causes (the Redwood Empire Food Bank which provided food to shelters in Sonoma County for residents displaced by the North Bay fires, RAICES: The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and Alameda County Community Food Bank).

      Diane Amos is a San Francisco-based actress, improv artist, and comedian who is known as The Pine Sol Lady for having starred in their national commercials for over 20 years. She has appeared in numerous films including Nine Months, Copycat, Angels in the Outfield, EDTV, Twisted, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Diane was a semi-finalist in Star Search, has been on A&E's Evening at The Improv, Lifetime's Girls' Night Out, and Comedy Central's Women Aloud. She has also been a winner on the game shows: Wheel of Fortune, $25,000 Pyramid, and Super Password. She was raised in San Francisco by two lesbian mothers and attended Washington High School in the Richmond District, where took an improvisational comedy class...and the rest is history.

      Mark Pitta exploding into the vibrant comedy scene of the 1980s in San Francisco, honing his stand up skills for a few years then moved to LA because that’s where they plug in the TV cameras. He has appeared in light pancake make-up on shows like 3rd Rock From The Sun, Mad About You, Totally Hidden Video, and countless shows on Comedy Central (six). Bay Area TV viewers will recognize Mark from his years as the entertainment reporter on KTVU’s Mornings On 2. Others will recognize him from surveillance cameras. For 10 years Mark ran his own showcase night at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, bringing to the stage his buddies in comedy, Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams and many others with lesser credits. He has opened for all the big names: James Brown, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Smoky Robinson, Chris Issak, Foreigner, B.B. King, The Monkees, Celine Deon, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Rob Schneider, Dana Carvey…enough bragging. Whether you’ve seen Mark on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or Jimmy Fallon (pending), seeing him live is the only true way to appreciate his unique talents.

      Arjun Banerjee is a young up and coming stand up comedian in the Bay Area comedy scene. His therapist has described his style as "warm, inviting yet witty." He has performed in both the Desi Comedy Fest and SF Sketchfest.

      Lisa Geduldig is a local comedian and comedy producer who’s the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ - Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant (which celebrates its 27th year in 2019) and Comedy Returns to El Rio! (which just celebrated its 10th Anniversary in May).

      **While Ashkenaz is an all ages venue, the comedy shows are not recommended for kids under 16.

      Free parking at REI, across the street.

      Cost: Payment required - $15 - $25 Sliding Scale

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