WEIRDO NIGHT W/ Dynasty Handbag, John Early, Kristina Wong, Sophia Cleary

WEIRDO NIGHT W/ Dynasty Handbag, John Early, Kristina Wong, Sophia Cleary

DANCE-Y-OKE, Come early and enjoy a selection of amazing music videos!, + More TBA

Sun · December 10, 2017

7:30 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG aka Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 6 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She also produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects in addition to lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a popular monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.
John Early
John Early
JOHN EARLY is a comedian who recently wrote, executive produced, and starred in his own episode of Netflix's The Characters. He has appeared on TV in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 30 Rock, Broad City, Difficult People, High Maintenance, Love, and Animals and in the films Other People, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Fort Tilden, and The Greggs. He plays Elliott in the upcoming Search Party on TBS and will soon appear in the films Beatriz at Dinner and The Masterpiece. He recently wrote, created, and starred in an upcoming miniseries for Vimeo with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant, directed by Andrew DeYoung. He was a writer for Season 4 of Billy on the Street. In New York, he is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He performs his solo show Literally Me (4 time New York Times Critics' Pick) at Joe's Pub and The Bell House, and co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop. He has performed stand up at various comedy festivals including Montreal Just For Laughs, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Pemberton, Treasure Island, Outside Lands, Riot LA, and Festival Supreme. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School at Tisch School of the Arts NYU.
Kristina Wong
Kristina Wong
KRISTINA WONG
was featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has been presented across North America, the UK and Hong Kong. Her most notable touring show– “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured dozens of venues across the United States since 2006. It’s now a broadcast quality film distributed by Cinema Libre Studios. She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine, Huffington Post and a guest on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, FXX’s “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” and AM Tonight on Fusion TV. She recently had a pilot presentation with Lionsgate for truTV. Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, six Artist-in-Residence grants and a COLA Master Artist Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. In 2017, she was named as one of the “YBCA 100″ celebrating the innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders who are using their platform to create cultural movement. She also received the FOCUS AWARD from Kearny Street Workshop for her unique contribution to amplifying the APA community’s collective voice within American culture. She’s been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony, New York Theater Workshop, Ojai Playwrights Festival, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Hermitage, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. On television, she’s been on General Hospital, Nickelodeon’s “Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn,” and Myx TV’s “I’m Asian American and Want Reparations for Yellow Fever.” She is currently touring “The Wong Street Journal” navigates White Privilege as an Asian American “Mzungu” in East Africa. She spent a month in Northern Uganda recording a hit rap album “Mzungu Price” with local rappers and doing research for that show. Kristina’s mail order bride website is www.bigbadchinesemama.com. She has taught at Cal Arts in the MFA Creative Writing Program and twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater.
DANCE-Y-OKE
DANCE-Y-OKE is a dance party wherein the crowd dances along to amazing music videos with fresh ass dancing in them. ala Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Beyoncè, Salt-N-Pepa. see you on the donz floohr!
Come early and enjoy a selection of amazing music videos!
ala Desmond Dekker, Ike and Tina, CAN, Divine, Klaus Nomi, Public Ememy, Dead Kennedys, Grace Jones, Talking Heads, Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, X-Ray Spex, Cher, rare live shit and other weird shit!
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/