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— by Nuala Sawyer: S.F. is nearly 40 percent Asian, but Asian-Americans are few and far between in the underground comedy scene.
“The comedy scene right now is blossoming,” Andrew Orolfo says. “I think that it’s better than ever. It’s insane how good it is right now. If your social media game is tight, you can have a sold-out show every night.”
That an underground, amateur-friendly creative scene is booming is an uncommon narrative in the Bay Area right now. Tech wealth and gentrification are pushing artists out of their homes and studios, across the country to cheaper rents and lower costs of living. But, according to this local comedian, there’s no better time to be doing stand-up in the Bay Area…
Image courtesy of Andrew Orolfo
May 1, 2019 — 13:02