One of the most successful comedy ventures during the really in-the-thick part of the pandemic was Jenny Yang’s ingenious and oh-so-clever virtual comedy show Comedy Crossing. Utilizing Zoom, OBS, and the game of the pandemic, Animal Crossing, Jenny created a comedy club inside the world of the game and had stand-ups do their act while a character designed to look like them Animal-Crossing-style was at a virtual comedy stage. It was adorable and strange and delightful and such a wonderful respite from the horrors of 2020.
Now, Jenny is not only bringing Comedy Crossing back, but doing it in person at The Elysian this month on Thurs. May 26th at 8PM PT. The multiverse-ness of the game will be heightened as you’ll probably see the actual real human stand-ups somewhere and then see the screen of their Animal Crossing avatars doing stand-up. In short, it’ll be an otherworldly trip, but a hysterical one at that.
For this first, in-person Comedy Crossing, Jenny has got the amazing comedy stylings of Ron Funches, Naomi Ekperigin, Ify Nwadiwe, Kate Zasowki that will be so much more cute than normal along with special guest Nick Cho.
Tickets are $20 and, for how popular Comedy Crossing was, you better go get yours right now.