Saturday Night With Sheng WangVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, May 1, 2021
7 p.m. Comedic Conversation
Kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a little comedy at Asia Society Texas Center!
We're delighted to bring to our digital stage an interactive performance with deadpan humorist Sheng Wang. Raised in Houston, Wang has been performing and writing for over a decade, bringing his self-deprecating humor to everyday topics like grammar, aging, and avocados. Most recently, he has toured with Ali Wong and was a featured stand-up on HBO's 2 Dope Queens special. Sheng also wrote for the ABC show Fresh Off the Boat. He resides in Los Angeles and in his time off, he enjoys visiting botanical gardens and discovering new ways to snack.
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Pull up a chair on the first Saturday in May, and join us for your own private talk show as Sheng gets into a comic conversation with Houston Cinema Arts Festival's Jessica Green.
About the Moderator
Jessica Green, the artistic director of the Houston Cinema Arts Society, is also curating a series for filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Firelight Media titled “Films by Firelight”. She is also developing a narrative television project about Louis Armstrong’s State Department tours. She was the cinema director of the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, founded by legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles, from 2008-2018. Jessica is also a former founder, owner and Editor-In-Chief of the New York based, independent Hip-Hop magazine Stress (1994-2001), which was the first magazine to put Jay-Z on the cover, as well as the former executive editor of BET.com (2000-2005). Green has an undergraduate degree from Lang College at the New School for Social Research in Black Studies and Writing and Literature. She was born and raised in New York City, and her father Ernest Green, is one of the Little Rock Nine.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, The Hearst Foundation Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mary Lawrence Porter, and the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Miller Theatre Advisory Board.Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Airlines, The Southmore, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
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