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.
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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!
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.
Bare Bones Film Festival
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!
Disorient Film Festival
The west coast premiere of the music video "Rangoon" by Slanty Eyed Mama (kate's band)
OPSEU Talent Show and Comedy Fiesta
Kate is hosting a fabulous comedy and talent gala for OPSEU in Toronto. Details to come!
Your Story Our Movement Leadership Conference
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.