Born and raised in Japan, subversive evil cutie pie, comedienne, Kazu Kusano drops a bomb on the status quo for the perception of Asian women. In her stand-up, she shares her odd cultural experiences in America, interracial marriage, and lifelong challenges with her schizophrenic family. Her Japanese themed sketch comedy show, Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy, features her becoming a dominant Geisha, adorable Sumo Girl, and manic-depressive mother characters. She destroys Asian stereotypes. Kazu recently appeared on KTLA (FOX) Good Day LA, and the feature film, romantic comedy, The Bandit Hound. She won 3rd place for both Walk the Plank 2013 and Flappers/Indi.com 2014 stand-up comedy competitions, and was invited to perform many comedy festivals throughout United States including the Derby City Comedy Festival KY, Cape Fear Comedy Festival NC, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival TX and more. Additionally, she is the undefeated champion of Joke-E-Oke, the joke karaoke contest at the San Francisco Sketch Festival. As a child, Kazu was inspired by Japanese male comedy troupe, The Drifters/ザ・ドリフターズ, and was obsessed with impersonating them. Throughout school life, she was a lovely class clown. Later, Kazu fell in love with improvisational comedy and performed as a main company member of Theater Sports Japan under Australia's phenomenal director Lyn Pierse. After, she moved to San Francisco, she performed her original sketch comedy as part of The Identity Shift at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. On her first day at UC Berkeley as a Poli Sci major, she dropped all her classes, went straight to the San Francisco Comedy College, and became a stand-up comedian.