"Paper Son" Awarded "Outstanding Solo Show" at the New York International Fringe Festival!
Paper Son is Byron Yee's acclaimed solo show about growing up in Oklahoma, moving to California, becoming a stand-up comedian, then finding his heritage.
Asked to audition for a Hollywood movie as a "wacky Chinese restaurant owner", the disastrous result pushes Byron into a journey of his past. He is confronted as a stranger in a strange land while watching a Chinese New Year's Day parade and later has chance encounter with a elderly guide at the infamous Angel Island Immigration Station in the middle of San Francisco Bay. These incidents lead Byron to unravel the mysteries of his immigrant father's past, a story long forgotten but soon uncovered within the National Archives of the United States.
Critically praised as "One man's personal odyssey in search of his heritage. And yet it is the story of us all and in telling it Yee touches something universal", Paper Son has been performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, and Edinburgh. Paper Son was awarded Best of the San Francisco Fringe as well as Outstanding Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival.
READ THE LOS ANGELES TIMES SUNDAY CALENDAR FEATURE ON PAPER SON
What is a "Paper Son"?
PDF's of My Father's Interrogation File
"Paper Son" is the perfect show for
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Here's some stand-up that appeared on Comedy Central:
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