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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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News and things

Leafs and Laurels and Appearances 

Asian American Comedy and the Asian Music/Spoken Word project Slanty Eyed Mama are big passions for Kate this spring. Slanty Eyed Mama started at Juilliard with electric violinist and Chinese American Badass Lyris Hung. We have toured the world together and are playing a couple of cool shows this spring as well as having our music shorts (videos) shown  at the Disorient Film festival of Oregon and the Bare Bones Festival of Oklahoma spreading the funky urban asian WORD. Kate will be doing more and more standup starting in April and soon to unleash a whole lotta new fun material into the world. 

Happy New Year 

It's 2015 and what that means is more comedy, more drama more life in the arts. In the meantime you can see season 1 of Kate's first network show "Dance Your Ass Off" playing on Oxygen TV this month in reruns (it is the #2 show in China and is being made in 30 countries around the world) as well as her first kid's adventure show "Cache Craze" On YTV in Canada. More good stuff is coming soon on comedy stages and small screens everywhere... the joke elves are working hard to cook up the jokes. Possibly in dutch ovens.

Kate On TV 

See Kate in reruns!

Kate appears in several episodes of Law and Order as Public Defender Sally Xiao as well as ME. on Law and Order SVU. 

Kate did voices for Fox's Family Guy in Season 5. Good times.

Kate appeared as a comedy correspondent on the Dr. Phil Show for several seasons, doing man on the street interviews and special segments starting with a panel on race and representation with comedy legend Paul Mooney.

The film "That's What She Said" is currently on-demand and on Showtime. You can see Kate there as Lu, the smartmouthed bar owning leather jacket wearing softie.
 

Get social with Kate

Check out these live appearances!

Previous events

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show.

LA Mama ETC, west 4th, New York, NY

Awesome comedy, outrageous characters and the wildly innovative music of Slanty Eyed Mama.

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show.

LA Mama ETC, west 4th, New York, NY

Awesome comedy, outrageous characters and the wildly innovative music of Slanty Eyed Mama.

Dec6

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show.

La Mama ETC, west 4th, New York, NY

Amazeballs comedy and intense music by Slanty Eyed Mama.

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show.

La Mama ETC, west 4th, New York, NY

A new comedy and rock n roll show from the creator of Kate's Chink-O-rama and Birth of a nASIAN. Searing edgy comedy, outrageous characters and the insanely cool music of Slanty Eyed Mama.

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show.

La Mama ETC, west 4th, New York, NY

A new comedy and rock n roll show from the creator of Kate's Chink-O-rama and Birth of a nASIAN. Searing edgy comedy, outrageous characters and the insanely cool music of Slanty Eyed Mama.

Aug4

Gays R Us at the Improv Hollywood

The Improv, Melrose, Hollywood

Awesome stand up comedy show featuring headliners and yours truly doing fierce fabulous LGBTTIAQQ2S comedy. That's a lot of letters. Mine is N for Narcissexual. If you're hot and you got a shot. Especially if you remind me of me.

May30

Your Story Our Movement Leadership Conference

Cupertino, CA

A leadership conference for college and high school age Asian Americans in the Bay Area mobilizing around identity, culture and politics of building a powerful impactful Asian American voice. Keynote address and writing workshop led by Kate.

May7

OPSEU Talent Show and Comedy Fiesta

Toronto

Kate is hosting a fabulous comedy and talent gala for OPSEU in Toronto. Details to come!

Disorient Film Festival

Eugene, Oregon, Eugene

The west coast premiere of the music video "Rangoon" by Slanty Eyed Mama (kate's band)

Bare Bones Film Festival

Oklahoma, Muskogee, OK

The music video For "Wild Wild West" by kate's band Slanty Eyed Mama will have its midewestern festival premiere at the Bare Bones Film Fest! So excited!

Apr6

Broadly Funny

Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd st , New York, NY

This is a fun funny show in a cool room right in midtown. Yes it's chick comics, but you aint never seen a funnier group of rag tag, crazy sexy cool broads like this. I am proud to bring some zing to the stage at this very cool club.

10 bucks

Slanty Eyed Mama morning CelebrAsian

Kings borough College (CUNY) Brooklyn

IN the MAP Rotunda, get ready for an early morning explosion of spoken word, rock n roll hip hop that will blow your mind. Slanty Eyed Mama is the killer combo of Lyris Hung And Kate Rigg, a funky urban music project born out of Juiliard and that has toured the world.

FREE

Feb24

Extreme World of Happiness Opening

Manhattan Theater Club, New York

Kate is excited to be part of the company for MTC's Extreme World of Happiness.

Dec21

The Secret City: Vision

Dixon Place, New York City

Reading and performing an outlandish holiday art spectacle at the Secret City monthly service, this month's theme is VIsion. A gathering of New york city artists who worship one thing on sunday mornings the muse of fire.

free

Dec12

Dolly x Chandelier fundraiser

Cedar Lake Event Space, West 28th st, New York City

Hosting/performing comedy for a special fundraising party for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library With performances by Rufus Wainwright, Jake Shears and special guest Kylie Minogue.

Dec4

An Uncomfortable Conversation about Race

People's Improv Theater, 123 E24th st, New York

A panel / taping with a panel of comics, pundits, speakers and experts of different races addressing the tough questions and the funny questions and the political cultural questions we are all asking in the country today.

$30

Live From Gramercy

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Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York

See Kate and her band Slanty Eyed Mama do some amazing song poetry rock and roll on a mixed program with a bunch of very cool New York artists.

Age limit: All ages

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