In addition to keeping busy with theater and TV work, 2016 sees the release of the thoroughly original, mind bending, but gusting, comedy music and spoken word mashup film Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Tie Fun Fun Show- The movie. Shot on location in New York and directed by Emmy Award Winning actress Carrie Preston. The movie captures the downtown New York spirit with live portions filmed in an East Village Club, with musical numbers and sketches blown up and shot on location throughout the City. It examines the "East meets west experience" ways in which we see "Asian-ness" in the West through culture, media, commodities and familiar images-- Hello Kitty, Nail Salons, Chinatown bargain shopping, Pokemon, bowl cuts. Kate's Stand up weaves the show together, with sharp observational, political and outrageous out-there jokes. Check out the trailer here!
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Welcome to the new web address for acclaimed Asian American Actor, Stand Up Comic, A/PI Activist and Pop Culture Pundit Kate Rigg.
A graduate of Juilliard, Kate has performed on stage, film and TV, and in comedy festivals and clubs all over the country. She is the lead singer/rhyme spitter for the duo "Slanty Eyed Mama" who have played concerts everywhere from the Comedy Central Theater to the Smithsonian Institute. She is also a successful television producer and playwright, but the real deal is on stage.
Come here for news, booking information, extended bios, pictures and video reels all here all the time. And links to the websites for Nuyorasian super group Slanty Eyed Mama, and the production hub for Kate's Entertainment and Branding Company Cool Genius Entertainment. And one photograph with Charo.
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Check out these live appearances!
Screening/concert Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show
A screening co sponsored by the Asia Society and the Cinema Arts Festival of Kate's Comedy and Music concert film followed by live Q and A and short performance!