Thu Jun 1, 2023

7th Annual Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights

Presented by the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area
Ticket sales ended for this event.


Join the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) for an unforgettable evening of laughter and community! IIBA’s 7th Annual Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights features Aparna Nancherla, Bassem Youssef, Jackie Kashian, and Sheng Wang.

Aparna Nancherla started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. She is a series regular in Comedy Central’s “Corporate” and reprised her role in season 2 of HBO’s “Crashing”. Aparna is also featured in the second season of Netflix’s “The Standups” and other hit comedy shows.
Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of popular TV show Al-Bernameg – which was the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East. Originally an online 5-minute show, Al-Bernameg became the most watched show in the history of Egyptian TV with an average of 40 million viewers every week.
Jackie Kashian has been doing standup for over 35 years. Last seen on the Late Late Show with James Corden, her new Special (and album of the same title) Stay-Kashian was #1 on Amazon, iTunes and debuted #3 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart. She also has two podcasts: "The Dork Forest" and "The Jackie and Laurie Show."
Sheng Wang is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Houston, TX. His first Netflix special, “Sweet and Juicy” (produced/directed by Ali Wong) is streaming now. He was a featured stand-up on HBO’s “2 Dope Queens” special and also wrote for the ABC show “Fresh Off the Boat.”




Premiere tickets located in the front section of the theatre that cost $200 include access to a pre-show reception, meet and greet with Bassem Youssef, and complimentary wine and food.

Reception begins at 5:30pm.



Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)

IIBA is a nonprofit organization serving immigrants and refugees since 1918. Today, IIBA is the largest nonprofit provider of immigration legal services in Northern California, with 7 offices in 6 Bay Area counties. IIBA’s free and low-cost legal services protect and open doors for thousands of immigrant families each year. Learn more at


Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights

Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights is IIBA’s biggest annual fundraiser in support of immigrant communities. All event proceeds will go directly towards providing high quality and affordable legal services to immigrant families.




Can’t attend the comedy show in-person? You can still support IIBA’s work by donating here!



COVID-19 Safety

Please see our Covid-19 Safety policy for current requirements.


Ticket prices are subject to change. The Presidio Theatre allows returns up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Processing fees cannot be refunded. For more information, please see the theatre’s Return Policy.

If you need assistance with ticketing please contact us at or 415-960-3949.


Thu, Jun 1
Reception for Premiere ticket holders begins at 5:30pm

Run Time

90 minutes



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