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Feb 08

UCSC Comedy Night Featuring Irene Tu & Special Guest, Chinedu Unaka, with Sheila Chalakee

A night of laughter in community; hosted by:
UCSC's Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC)
African American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC)
American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)
El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center
The Lionel Cantú Queer Center
The Womxn's Center
College 9 & John R. Lewis Activities & Programs Office Oakes Activities & Programs Office


Irene Tu is a queer Asian American millennial comedian (so her parents are super proud of her). A graduate of UC Berkeley, she started comedy in college and decided pursuing this path was the best use of her college degree. Irene frequently jokes about her childhood, what it’s like being a minority in modern-day America, and her love of food. Named a “Woman to Watch” by KQED in 2016 and one of the Bay Area’s “11 Best Stand-Up Comedians,” Irene has been featured on Viceland and Seeso. She has never met Ellen but holds out hope that one day she will.

Chinedu Unaka started comedy in college (UCSB), so it’s only right for him to return to the place that ruined his Nigerian mother’s doctor-or-lawyer-only expectations (oops). Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chinedu has established himself as a talented comedic presence performing regularly at the top comedy clubs, theatres, and colleges in the world; with the uncanny ability to connect with people from urban, rural, and international backgrounds. Chinedu’s overall goal is to become so famous that spellcheck will finally acknowledge the spelling of his name instead of trying to convince him he meant to spell "Chinese."

Sheila Chalakee is a citizen of Muscogee Nation. She performs her brand of dark comedy internationally and has been seen on PBS, WEtv, E! Network, and BuzzFeed. She is currently streaming in the premiere episode of First Nations Comedy Experience on Amazon Prime.

College 9/John R. Lewis College Multipurpose Room
College 9 Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Feb 08, 2024 07:00pm