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Comedians bring Vegas to Visalia

Edwin San Juan and Friends to perform multi-cultural comedy March 30 at the Visalia Fox

@TheSunGazette

VISALIA – So a Filipino and an Indian walk into a theater … I’m not sure what the punchline is but there will plenty of opportunity to find out at the Visalia Fox Theatre this month. Filipino American Edwin San Juan headlines this direct from Las Vegas show featuring comedians Kabir Singh and Anthony Krayenhagen. 

San Juan is known for sharing his multicultural life experiences, his observational humor, wordplay, and for poking fun at ethnic stereotypes. He is the creator and executive producer of ‘SlantED Comedy’, a showcase of Asian American stand-up comedians televised on Showtime and also performs across the country and internationally.

San Juan’s first film appearance was in “I’m Not Like That No More”, a comedy co-starring Felipe Esparza and Paul Rodriguez. He has entertained American troops on the USO tour “Around the World in Eight Days”, and has made several TV appearances including Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham’, ‘Comics without Borders’ on Showtime, ‘The Payaso Comedy Slam’ on both Showtime and Comedy Central, ‘Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen’ on ABC, UPN’s ‘Live from Hollywood’, BET’s ‘Comic View’, Galavision’s ‘Que Locos’ ‘Loco Comedy Jam’, Si TV’s ‘Latino Laugh Festival’, ‘Inside Joke’ and ‘Latino 101’, ‘Destination Stardom’ on NBC, ‘International Sexy Ladies Show’ on G4 TV and he also reigned as the grand champion of the ‘Talent Agency’ on UPN with 9 consecutive victories. Currently, he performs nightly as the resident headliner for Las Vegas Live Comedy Club at the V Theater, Planet Hollywood. Las Vegas Weekly named him best comedian on the Las Vegas Strip for 2015.

The comedy of Edwin San Juan and Kabir Singh (above) aims to fill the Visalia Fox with laughter on Saturday, March 30. Submitted photo.

Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh is one of the fastest rising comedians in the nation… fresh off his “Comedy Central” debut on the hit comedy show “Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand-Up Revolution”, Kabir is a high-energy, crowd-pleasing comic with an in-your-face attitude and razor-sharp wit, Kabeezy’s won numerous comedy competitions, including taking first place two years in a row at the Bay Area Stand Up Comedy Competition. Most importantly, he won the 2014 “SF International Comedy Competition” by coming in first place in all 5 shows in the final round which was the first time that had happened in its rich 39 year history (which included past competitors like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope and Dane Cook). Kabir has also shared the stage with top comedy stars like Dave Chappelle, JoKoy, Russell Peters and is regularly on tour currently with Anjelah Johnson and headlines the national ‘Outsourced Comedy Tour.’ 

Kabir has also headlined a night at every major comedy club in California including the Hollywood Laugh Factory, Melrose Improv, San Jose Improv, Brea Improv, Irvine Improv, The Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club and the San Francisco Punchline. Kabir’s stand up comedy has also been televised nationally on “The Starz Network” and internationally on “The BBC Network”, “TV Asia” and “ZEE TV”. Kabir also recently took second place in the World Series of Comedy beating out 500 comedians from all over America. Kabir’s fan base has grown year after year and his reputation of a “crowd-pleasing comedian” has been a staple in the stand-up comedy community.

Born in San Jose and raised in Ceres, Calif., Anthony K. is an up-and-coming comedian with knockout power, who punches above his weight. He regularly headlines at Laughs Unlimited in Sacramento and Tommy T’s in both Rancho Cordova and Pleasanton, and enjoys regular play on Pandora Internet Radio. A 2011 MAMA (Modesto Area Music Awards) winner, he has also recently filmed for Comedy.TV.

Direct from Vegas, featuring Edwin San Juan Friends will be Saturday, March 30 at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main St. in Visalia. Doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $30 and can be purchased online at foxvisalia.org.