Alum Nicole Maxali's Comedy Pilot: Wokeness, Weed and Crazy High Asians

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

PHILIPPINES DAILY INQUIRER (MANILA) -- Queens-based Good Vibes creator and executive producer Nicole Maxali uses her hometown of San Francisco as the backdrop to showcase strong, funny Asian American women navigating within the burgeoning green rush of the soon-to-be juggernaut cannabis industry.

She began acting other people’s scripts at Bindlestiff Studio, the only Filipino American theatre in the nation. During her years as a stand-up comedian, Maxali had the honor to open for comic genius Dave Chappelle a dozen times at the San Francisco Punchline and The New Parish in Oakland, California. She then began writing, producing and performing solo shows under the tutelage of W. Kamau Bell.

Under the direction of Paul Stein at Comedy Central Theater, she developed her full-length one woman show, Forgetting the Details, which made the official selection at the United States of Asian America Festival, SF Theater Festival, The LA Women’s Theater Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival and The International New York Fringe Festival. Maxali studied broadcast journalism and television at the San Francisco State University.