Jiaoying Summers LIVE at THE APOLLO for New York Comedy Festival

First Chinese-American Comedian to Headline at the Iconic Venue

Jiaoying Summers

Los Angeles, CA (September 18, 2023) — Standup star Jiaoyin Summers jumps off her national tour to headline at the iconic The Apollo on Thursday, November 9 as part of the 19th Anniversary of New York Comedy Festival. Jiaoying brings her outspoken and distinctive voice as the first Chinese-American to headline at the venue for the festival. This is a historical moment for Jiaoying as she brings her fresh courageous voice to the stage. 

Ticket link: 

https://www.livenation.com/event/k7vGF9wm3l-6Y/jiaoying-summers-presented-by-new york-comedy-festival-operation-usa 

Jiaoying Summers embodies the Asian American perspective through her work with uncensored, unapologetic comedic stylings. Among her unique gifts are powerful and dark truth bombing; she turns extreme childhood trauma into comedy gold. In just four years, lighting has struck the comedy world, she is among the fastest rising stars. She is an Asian Hall of Fame inductee, comedian, podcaster and social media comedy queen with over one billion views and counting. The LA Times considers her “one of the leading women running the LA comedy Scene”. The BBC named her “the woman rewriting the comedy circuit in Hollywood”. Vogue Magazine described her as “a major voice on the national comedy scene.” NHK World Japan described Jiaoying Summers’s comedy as “effective at combating Anti Asian Hate”. 

She recently starred in Netflix is a Joke Festival’s Women in Comedy Show. Her 30-minute comedy special “Hot Girl Summers” is streaming on Peacock TV and Prime Video. Jiaoying is also an award-winning actress, CEO of Summers Group, a philanthropist empowering women and children and helping causes that touch Asian American communities. She is the owner of The Hollywood Comedy in Los Angeles and focuses on producing shows that promote representation in comedy. 

Jiaoying lives in Los Angeles with her two children. 

About New York Comedy Festival: 

Launched in 2004, The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) is produced by Carolines and created by Caroline Hirsch. NYCF brings together the country’s top comedians including Judd Apatow, Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Larry David, Kevin Hart, Jo Koy, Nick Kroll, Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Tracy Morgan, and many others to venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City. In 2007, NYCF launched the “Stand Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob


Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Stephen Colbert, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, John Oliver, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jeff Ross, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and many others. To date, Stand Up For Heroes events have raised over $65 million. For more information, visit https://nycomedyfestival.com and follow on social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MakeNYLaugh. 


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