TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai recently traveled to Seattle to meet with up-and-coming comedian Yola Lu, a 2nd generation Taiwanese American. We recently heard about her when she was interviewed for Northwest Asian Weekly and were impressed with how far she’s gone in such a short time. With so few Asian Americans in stand-up comedy, we certainly took notice of Yola.
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Only on the scene for less than a year, Yola found her way on to the Seattle stand-up comedy scene when she started putting together a bucket list of things she wanted to do before graduating from the University of Washington. After taking a beginner class in comedy, she found confidence in doing an open mic performance. From that point forward, and with all the encouragement and positive reviews she received, she jumped in full force.
At times, Yola would find herself performing at showcases and filling the rest of the week with nightly open-mics to hone and refine her material. One only needs to speak to her for a few minutes to realize how passionate she feels about her new career in comedy. We take a moment from her busy schedule to chat with her about topics ranging from parental expectations to discovering personal passion.
Be sure to watch for her as she gains more national exposure over the years!
To contact Yola for bookings:
Follow her on Twitter @yolajlucomedy