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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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    Yeah. I spent some time with Bruce and Diane tonight trying to understand. And a bit appalled that his haircut looks a little like mine.
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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.
 
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Check out these live appearances!

May7

OPSEU Talent Show and Comedy Fiesta

Toronto

 

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

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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.

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