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A Night of Comedy with China Institute, Hosted by Turner Sparks

January 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, January 9, 8:00 – 9:00PM
Event Fees: Ticket Price: $15 Online, $20 at the Door, with Two-Drink Minimum
$10 from each ticket sale will be donated to China Institute’s free educational programs for underserved schools in New York City
Location: Stand Up NY, 236 W. 78th Street, New York, NY 10024

China Institute and Kung Fu Komedy present a night featuring some of New York’s hottest stand-up comedians talking about all things China. Taking place at Stand Up NY, one of New York’ s signature clubs, featured comics will include Turner Sparks, Ronny Chieng, Gus Tate, Joe Schaefer, and more. Profits from ticket sales will benefit China Institute’s free educational programs to underserved schools in New York City.

Register at https://standupny.com/ using promo code CHINA.


Born in California, award-winning comedian Turner Sparks started his comedy career in 2009 in Suzhou, China by founding Mainland China’s first stand up comedy club, “Kung Fu Komedy”. Sparks lived in China from 2004-2016 while he built and created New York’s successful “Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck” business in the region, the first foreign-owned ice cream truck in China. Now a worldwide performer and a headliner across Asia and the US, Sparks has performed in 15 countries and continues to draw rave reviews with his razor sharp punch lines, quick wit and global perspective. He performs hundreds of shows a year throughout the world and was awarded “Best of the Fest” at the 2014 Akumal Comedy Festival (Mexico) presented by Stand Up Records, “1st Runner Up” in the 2015 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and “Best of the Fest” at the 2016 Burbank Comedy Festival (Los Angeles).


Stand Up NY opened its doors in 1986 and has since become one of New York City’s premiere comedy clubs. Celebrated for its rich history, elegant interior and outstanding performers, Stand Up NY has created an exclusive comedy experience as it sets the standard for other comedy clubs. From Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock to Jon Stewart, their stage continues to be a breeding ground for the brightest stars of today and tomorrow.

For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138 


January 9, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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