Ricky Sim: Coming Out to Dead People (An Asian Queer Story)

Mon 22 – Wed 24 Jan 60 minutes
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Somewhere For Us
Join NYC-based stand-up comedian Ricky Sim for the London debut of his critically acclaimed show.
‘Delivers an intimate performance, so heartfelt and sincere it barely feels like a show at all…. Packs a punch’
Steve Bennett, Chortle

Combining stand-up and storytelling, this autobiographical hour explores the time when Ricky was grappling with the decision to come out to his Chinese-Malaysian immigrant mother, just as she was diagnosed with terminal cancer – talk about good timing.

OFFFEST Nomination | Offies 2023
Ultimate List of LGBTQ Shows at Edinburgh Fringe | Forbes 2023


Wed 24 Jan, 10pm | Post Show Q&A: In conversation with Ricky Sim

Pink dot LDN is hosting a conversation with Ricky Sim for his London debut. Dr. Hsien will interview Ricky to explore the comedian’s creative process as someone with roots in Malaysia, living in New York, grappling with generational differences in how being LGBTQ+ is perceived. In so doing we hope to surface the different influences which Ricky channels in his work. The audience is also invited to direct questions of their own to Ricky. Expect a lively and personal discussion.

About pink dot LDN 
A collective by and for LGBTQ+ people of Asian descent in London. Based on the global phenomenon of pink dots, originating in Singapore but now found across Southeast and East Asia, pink dot LDN serves an alternative space for queer Asians to explore identity and representation through our unique cultural lens. We organise social events and trips throughout the year, culminating in our pink dot picnic in the summer.

About Dr. Hsien Chew MBE
Hsien was born and spent most of his childhood in Singapore. After national service he came to the UK for university and has made his home here. Hsien’s area of interest is in LGBTQ+ communities and social change, with a particular focus on how choirs and culture bring people together. For services to the LGBTQ+ community, he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s jubilee birthday honours list in 2022. In his free time Hsien loves singing, especially barbershop music.

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