Comedy Show

Coming Out is in Remission (A Queer Asian Story) Comedy Storytelling Show

Thursday, February 16, 2023
7 – 9PM

“Coming Out is In Remission” is a coming-of-age solo show written and performed by NYC-based Chinese-Malaysian comedian Ricky Sim. Taken from the events during the time his mom battling with terminal cancer, while he was trying to decide whether to come out of the closet to her.

Combining stand-up and storytelling, the show explores the meaning of acceptance, grief, the Asian immigrant family dynamics, and why you shouldn’t think about your ancestors when having gay sex.

Directed by Neha Kallianpurkar; Developed as part of Written in Brooklyn storytelling workshops

The solo-show featured special guests

- Ann Chun (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) @annchuncomedy, whose solo show “Asian Divorce” was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

-Edward Yoo Pokropski (Asian Comedy Festival) @epopski , whose show “Case 84-1910” is currently running around the country

Hosted by Esther Chen @theestherchen_, who appeared at HBO hit shows “And Just Like That” and “Succession”

Co-organized with Patrick Chen