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Celebrity HGTV Host Suzanne Whang Debuts One Woman Comedy Show about Breast Cancer, Culture & Sex

02-15-2012 04:59 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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Suzanne Whang Cracked Open

Suzanne Whang Cracked Open

On February 5 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, Suzanne Whang opened her one woman show "Cracked Open" before a sell-out crowd. You can buy tickets to the remaining show at

Cracked Open radically and comically dissect issues of race, culture, gender and politics, and addresses the actress's ongoing journey with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. This funny and autobiographical show received a standing ovation from an audience comprised primarily of Hollywood industry insiders and their guests.

In describing Suzanne Whang's performances in 2011 where she revealed her ongoing journey with breast cancer, Judd Nelson said "Suzanne is that rarest of birds: a beauty of great intelligence and humor, whose character and courage serve as healing tonic to us all."

Laraine Newman, Saturday Night Live and Founding member of The Groundlings, said "Cancer should never have picked a fight with Suzanne. She called it out and kicked it in the balls....but in a funny way."

In 2011 Suzanne Whang revealed her five year journey with metastatic breast cancer in a series of performances. Her insights about life, love, beauty and truth, and her revelations about secrecy, struggle and strength have been called powerful, transformative and liberating.

Suzanne's stand-up has been compared to Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Lucille Ball, and Andy Kaufman. She has been a regular performer at the Improv in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, and she has headlined at comedy clubs all over the U.S. and Canada. Suzanne's slogan for her comedy act is: “Don't judge a gook by her cover.”

Suzanne was also the host of "House Hunters", the #1 rated show on HGTV (Home & Garden Television Network) for almost ten years, and she also hosted the hit spinoff show, "House Hunters International". In 2011, shortly before undergoing hip replacement surgery, Suzanne co-hosted the Emmy award winning live coverage of the Academy Awards for with Dave Karger of Entertainment Weekly.

As an actor, Suzanne has appeared in numerous television series, including four seasons as Polly the hilarious spa manager on NBC's "Las Vegas", and she recently completed a 6 week stint on ABC's "General Hospital" as Carol Cheng, the funny and loathsome wedding planner. You may also have seen Suzanne in co-starring roles on "Two & a Half Men", "Boston Legal", "Still Standing", "Criminal Minds", "Nip/Tuck", "The Practice", "Strong Medicine", "Robbery Homicide Division", "Norm", and "NYPD Blue" and in the feature film Constantine starring Keanu Reeves.

For more information on Suzanne Whang, visit

Eve Brandstein, producer, director, writer and renowned for her early career as head of casting for Norman Lear; "Who's The Boss", "Facts of Life", "One Day at a Time," "Diff'rent Strokes", "Square Pegs", "Fernwood Tonight", etc., is producing and directing Suzanne Whang in "Cracked Open"

Eve was a NY theater director when she made her debut as a filmmaker as part of AFI's prestigious Directing Women's Workshop. Besides "contracting and discovering" several major Hollywood stars, she will be forever famous for casting the rock'n'roll parody "Spinal Tap". She has an extensive list of credits as a writer, executive producer and director in television and independent film. Recently she co-produced and co-directed 13 episodes of "John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You".

She is a psychotherapist, professor, published author, poet and curator of the legendary bi-costal spoken word series "Poetry In Motion" since 1988. The series is presently ongoing at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA.

In 2011, Eve returned to her original love of theater directing Jewish Women's Theater, "Stories From the Fringe" at the Museum of Tolerance, and this past summer the original production of "Revisiting Wildfire" at the Odyssey Theater, which will premiere June 1, 2012 at the Arclight Theater in NY.

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