This comedy show is about more than just a good time! As a writer and comedian living in California, Teresa Lo knows that laughter is good for the soul—and coming together for a good cause while doing that is even better. 🌟
Teresa’s company, “Teresa Lo Presents,” produces comedy events online and in-person all while raising money for charitable causes. As a survivor herself, Teresa is passionate about helping change the way the public responds to survivors’ disclosures of sexual violence, “It infuriates me that when victims come forward it is their lives that are dissected, not the perpetrator’s.”
Teresa set an initial fundraising goal of $1,000 for RAINN, which she accomplished this year. Nearly a dozen comics donate their time and talent at each event, many of whom are professional comedians who’ve toured the country and appeared on TV or radio. The events have been affected by COVID-19, and Teresa has moved her most recent comedy showcase online, but she hopes to return to live events in the future and increase her fundraising goals.
“In situations where I have been sexually harassed or assaulted, it had been day or night; I had been sober or drinking, I was with people or alone, I was dressed modestly or dressed revealing, and etc. Each situation was vastly different, and the only consistency was that an abuser was in my presence. For RAINN to exist and provide a resource to remind survivors that they are not at fault for what had happened to them, I feel very grateful.”
Thank you Teresa for changing the conversation around sexual violence! #FundraiserFriday #RAINNRaiser
I recently was interviewed by The Native Society and talked about my life in quarantine and what that meant for my future in comedy.
LAist listed Teresa Lo's Hollywood Comedy Showcase as a fun thing to do this weekend: 22 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend in Southern California: December 20-22
The standup show features established and up-and-coming talent who have come together to raise money and awareness for RAINN, the nation's largest anti sexual violence organization.
VoyageLA was kind enough to interview me about how I became a standup comedian and what obstacles I've faced along the way. You can check out the story here: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-teresa-lo-teresa-lo-los-angeles-ca/
Teresa Lo stopped by the studio of KarenLee Poter and her son Cameron to talk about alternative lifestyles, writing for Hustler Magazine, and sugar daddies for the hit podcast "Sex Talk with My Mom."
I Love Cucks (w/ Comedian-Writer Teresa Lo) with Sex Talk with My Mom
Teresa Lo was interviewed in the Marquette Tribune about the rising trend of college students signing up for sugar daddy websites.
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Novel explores why millions of college students turn to sugar daddies to pay their tuition
“The Sugar Baby Club” provides a raw and detailed look at the world of sugar babies
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
[Los Angeles, California, March 27, 2019] Bestselling author Teresa Lo is re-releasing her novel, The Sugar Baby Club. The book examines the growing trend of college students who date older men for financial assistance, and it tells the story of two freshmen who become sugar babies in order to fund a study abroad program.
“Older wealthy men dating younger women is a tale as old as time,” Lo said. “And the Cinderella narrative is ingrained in us from a young age. But the reason that The Sugar Baby Club needed to be told now is that there is a huge financial strain put upon recent graduates. They’re leaving college with substantial debt, but they aren’t landing jobs that use their skills or pay them good wages. Many are seeing sugar dating as a way to help them not only thrive but survive in modern times.”
The United States has the most sugar babies in the world, according to The Huffington Post. For instance, on a popular sugar dating website, millions of college students have signed up, looking for allowances, gifts, and mentorship.
“While some may hate the concept of sugar dating, thinking it’s demeaning, it’s a hard truth that everyone needs help to make it in society,” Lo said. “Some people falsely equate sugar dating with prostitution, and while sugar daddies give money or gifts to their sugar baby, it is at the end of the day a relationship. If the two parties are not in a relationship, then their situation is something else.”
Lo is the author of the bestsellers, Hell’s Game and The Red Lantern Scandals. The Red Lantern Scandals is in development with 20th Century Fox Television with Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker attached to supervise. She is also a journalist who has contributed to publications such as Hustler Magazine, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Popsugar, Refinery29 and more.
“I spent about a year researching The Sugar Baby Club,” Lo said. “I interviewed almost a hundred people about their experiences, and from the stories I gathered, I created my novel, which is humorous but also very realistic and emotionally raw.”
The second print of The Sugar Baby Club is available as an ebook and as a paperback on Amazon.com. So far, it has generated positive reviews for its page-turning story that explores a complex topic.
"Lo tells her story in a lively, snarky prose that allows the narrative to strut across the page. (Sample dialogue: " 'Where'd you get a roofie?' Kita asked. 'From a drug dealer in Dolce and Gabbana,' I said.") Punchy and fast-paced, the plot pulls the reader forward from the first chapter. While primarily a romp--Jazz is a sassy and self-deprecating narrator--the novel nevertheless manages to explore some of the more serious aspects of sugar dating,” Kirkus Reviews stated.
Teresa Lo is a writer who focuses on sex-positivity, Asian-American issues, and women’s issues. She has published the bestselling books, Hell’s Game and The Red Lantern Scandals; and she is a journalist who has contributed to publications such as Yahoo, Popsugar, Buzzfeed,and Hustler Magazine. Her book series The Red Lantern Scandals is in development at 20th Century Fox Television.
For more information, please see the website: www.teresalowriter.com. Lo is available for interviews and can be reached for review copies.