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Wednesday, Mar 24 2010
Tessie Chua and Yayne Abeba are up-and-coming comedians. Chua is Chinese-American and Abeba is Ethiopian-American — you probably think you know something about them now! But you don’t. Chua, for example, is loud and somewhat growly, and tells jokes such as “I can’t be a nun. I’m a slut!” and “When I tell a joke that bombs, I’m mad the audience is so fucking stupid!” She’s also the current champion of pantyhose jokes, as far as we know. Abeba’s material is largely unprintable. One of the rare barbs we won’t look like assholes repeating is “They don’t teach you much about being black at French-American International School.” At Marga’s Laugh Party, both women are onstage doing their usual busting up of stereotypes, in the good company of W. Kamau Bell (who autographs his new CD, Face Full of Flour), Bucky Sinister, Loren Kraut, and of course, your sexy MC, Gomez.
Thu., April 1, 8 p.m., 2010

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