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George Chen

George Chen was a musicianwriter, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. As an upstart producer, Chen put on comedy shows on a moving bus at Occupy Oakland, at still-life drawing classes, and inside a comic book store. These attempts to put on comedy in unlikely locations lead to the weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco and the monthly multimedia show Talkies. Now based in Los Angeles, George has been putting on shows at Giant Robot and Machine Project.

George has performed at SF Sketchfest, Crash Test (with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer), Put Your Hands TogetherHoly Fuck, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and SFMoMA.

He has hosted shows and shared stages with the likes of Aparna Nancherla, W. Kamau Bell, Karen Kilgariff, Cameron Esposito, Johnny Pemberton, and Kate Berlant.

George’s team EquiTable won the SF Sketchfest 2016 Comedy Hack Day presentation. He had a small part as an INS agent in the short sci-fi film Mindglow and appeared in an episode of HBO’s LookingHe also co-hosts the documentary discussion podcast Sup Doc.