The Persimmon Seeds

The Persimmon Seeds improv duo presents quirky characters, emotional connections, and modern stories through irreverent humor. Shows feature hilarious clowning, thrilling action sequences, quick pacing, and actors simultaneously playing multiple characters. The Seeds host the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier improv duo show every month.

Joey Cox, Tony Shen
Oakland, Calif.


The Persimmon Seeds will perform in the 7:15 p.m. block at the HCC Studio Theatre on Friday, August 9.




Joseph Cox and Tony Shen are the Persimmon Seeds improv duo, and have performed improv together for over 7 years. They perform in and host a monthly duo showcase at All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland featuring pre-eminent improv duos from the Bay Area. They have also performed improv at SF Sketchfest (2024, 2023 and 2020), Leela Improv Theater, Berkeley Improv, Pan Theater, and Tony’s neighbor’s backyard during Covid lockdown. They teach improv at Berkeley Improv/Provocation Theater and All Out Comedy in Oakland, Calif.