Disoriented Comedy is the first-ever (mostly) female Asian American standup comedy tour. Since its first show in July of 2012, this national network of veteran and up-and-coming comedians have performed in over fifty independently-produced comedy and storytelling shows at comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and universities. The tour was founded by Jenny Yang, Yola Lu, and Atsuko Okatsuka.
Mailing Address: 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue, #326, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
Booking / Inquiries: info at disorientedcomedy dot com
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 Los Angeles-based standup comedian, writer, actress and filmmaker. She has opened for comedy legend Margaret Cho and was recently featured in Comedy Central Asia's first-ever standup comedy special. She has also been featured in MOCATV alongside SNL veteran Fred Armisen and is one of the founding co-producers of Disoriented Comedy.
Atsuko moved to the United States with her grandmother and schizophrenic mother at the age of 10 from Japan.
She has co-written, produced, and acted in the Antelope Valley desert trilogy: LiTTLEROCK (GOTHAM & SPIRIT AWARDS), Pearblossom Hwy (AFI FILM FESTIVAL, ROTTERDAM, VIENNALE), and Lake Los Angeles (LA FILM FESTIVAL), directed by Mike Ott.
When not producing films or telling jokes on stage, Atsuko teaches Cinema Aesthetics at College of the Canyons and is an Associate Shorts Programmer at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
She has two Master's degrees, one in Film/Video and one in Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts.
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.