Last night we dropped by K-Date at Comix which is the brainchild of female comedian Helen Hong. Her comedy show with matchmaking created a lot of curiosity because of a New York Times write-up from a few weeks ago. We obviously had to go investigate what the buzz was about. So what did we discover? We had a lot of laughs on and off the stage. Helen Hong opened with a monologue that many Asians and Koreans could relate to about her parent’s and Korean culture. She then went off stage to quickly match up a few couples, which was equally as entertaining as the comedians. Though Asians are shy, it was fun to watch Helen select an unsuspecting audience member and question them about what kind of girl or guy they liked. After a few laughs from Helen’s banter with the young cute lady, she proceeded to roam around the room looking for a guy of her liking or that fit the description of the lady’s desire. Interestingly, the first girl said she liked guy’s in suits and there was only one guy in a suit so that was an easy pairing.
Throughout the rest of the evening, different comics would do their monologue. These are hand picked comics (or friends) of Helen’s and they were quite diverse: 2 African-Americans, a Jew, an Asian and a half white/Latin guy. One of the funniest bits was from Jen Kwok, who sang a song called “Date an Asian (man).” Not often do you see a Jewish guy and an Asian gal rap.
Back to the matchmaking. So in between sets, the comedian on stage was given the power – with the help of Helen – to select and match up a guy and a girl. One guy was lucky because he was selected twice by accident because the comedian hadn’t seen the previous matchmaking episode. Anyway, some of the pairings seemed like a good fit because there was a lot of conversation going on afterwards and some were …. let’s say interesting. It was definitely a good night of entertainment presented by Helen Hong. The next one is in October, so come out and see us there because we’ll be back again doing some interviews. Don’t be shy and say “hi” to us.