Disoriented Comedy is the first-ever (mostly) female Asian American standup comedy tour that has built a movement to promote stories not typically seen on mainstream comedy stages. Since its first show in July of 2012, this national network of veteran and up-and-coming comedians have performed in over seventy independently-produced comedy and storytelling shows at comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and universities. In 2015, Disoriented Comedy founded the first-ever annual Asian American comedy festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival.
Disoriented Comedy was founded by Jenny Yang, Yola Lu, and Atsuko Okatsuka. The current main co-producing team includes Jenny Yang, Atsuko Okatsuka, and D'Lo.
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Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who produces The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, a comedy festival showcasing the best in Asian American comedic talent and is a founding co-producer and Director of Disoriented Comedy. In 2016, Jenny was honored as a Champion of Change in Art & Storytelling by The White House.
Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised, Jenny is a frequent collaborator on viral Buzzfeed videos that have amassed over 25 million combined views, and actor in numerous digital projects including Comedy Central’s “White Flight.” In 2015, she was dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" in LA Weekly's annual "People" issue.
Drawing from her former career in politics, Jenny is a regular commentator on politics and pop culture with contributions featured in National Public Radio, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Southern California Public Radio, ISAtv, Bitch Magazine, and Pivot TV. (jennyyang.tv @jennyyangtv)
Atsuko Okatsuka is a stand up comedian, actress, and filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour in the United States.
Her stand up comedy credits include having been featured in Comedy Central Presents: Stand Up, Asia!, performing at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, being written up in the LA WEEKLY, to opening for Margaret Cho at The historic Wiltern. Her comedic acting & sketches have also been featured in Elizabeth Banks's digital platform, WhoHaha as well as MOCATV where she acted alongside Fred Armisen and Jack Black.
She has written, produced, and starred in the Desert Trilogy: Littlerock, Pearblossom Hwy, and Lake Los Angeles which can be seen on Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix. Currently, she is in development for her comedy feature, This Is Chinatown which she will star in and direct.
D'Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian. D'Lo was recently named one of Hollywood's top "Trans Influencers" by OUT Magazine. He is also the creator of the "Coming Out, Coming Home" writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant Queer Organizations nationally. Since 2014, D'Lo is a main co-producer of Disoriented Comedy.
He is also an artistic core member of Teada Productions, a co-producer with Disoriented Comedy, and on the board of Brown Boi Project.
D'Lo has been a featured actor on HBO's Looking, Amazon Studios' original series, Transparent, by Jill Soloway and the Netflix drama by The Wachowskis, Sense 8.