Comedian Kate Rigg, known for her edgy take on Asian stereotypes, is the first guest in the spring lineup of the Fisher Center lecture series. Rigg’s performance of “Chink-o-rama” won second funniest show of the year, and her current performance “somebody's kid” is grabbing the attention of audiences in New York and Toronto. Rigg will present “somebody’s kid” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Geneva Room. On reserve in the library is “I Chink therefore I am” from A Magazine, December 2001/January 2002.
Born to an Indonesian mother and Australian father, Rigg’s performance carries strong political statements using Beat poetry, character comedy, and intimate monologues as she looks through a comedian's lens our multicultural landscape of the new millennium. She will be accompanied by Julliard graduate and virtuoso Lyris Hung on electric violin and strings.