Gus Tate

Writer / Comedian

About me

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Hi. Welcome to my comedy page. You're in the right place if one of these describes you:

  • You want to find out when you can see me perform (see SHOWS)
  • You're booking me on a show and need some info (see BIO and PHOTOS)
  • You don't know if I'm funny yet but you're here to find out (see WRITING and VIDEO)
  • You need to get in touch with me (see CONTACT)

Here are some things about me:

I'm from Lexington, Kentucky but I live in New York City. I started doing comedy while living in Beijing. I've also performed in Shanghai, Suzhou, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila, Cebu, Sydney, and London.

Do you need something that sounds like a credit? In 2014 I won the Beijing Comedy Competition, which is another way of saying that three drunk expat magazine writers liked my bird noises.

In New York I run a monthly show called Kung Fu Komedy NYC with my friends Turner Sparks and Joe Schaefer.



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