SFN Presents: 8 Angry Asians, Starring Scarlett Johansson


Hollywood has taken whitewashed casting too far, and the Asian comedy group Stir Friday Night has responded with their newest sketch revue: “8 Angry Asians, Starring Scarlett Johansson“. *The role of Scarlett Johansson will be played by 8 Asians.

As controversy swirls around stars such as Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon, both cast as leads in upcoming Asian-themed films, Stir Friday Night takes whitewashing to comedy court. Even the best dry cleaners can’t make these stars any whiter. The audience will serve as judge, jury, and executioner, as the evidence, and satire…is laid before them. Scenes include Exhibit A: Asian mothers comparing their sons, Exhibit B: a reality show starring immigrant housewives of the GOP, and Exhibit C: a Filipino soap opera where the audience controls the outcome. There will also be other scenes for the jury to make their decision.

“8 Angry Asians” was written & performed by Annelyse Ahmad, Dacey Arashiba, Scott Hanada, Ray Hui, Brooke Montoya, Nic Park, Jonald Reyes, & Loreen Targos. Musical Direction by Katie Manning Foster. Directed by Jay Steigmann.

Performances will be at the Second City, Blackout Cabaret, 1616 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614, every Friday at 9:00 pm (CST), from September 30th thru October 21st, 2016. Tickets are $13 for General Admission & $11 for Students, and may be purchased at the theatre box office, or by phone (312-337-3992), or online at www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/stir-friday-night-presents-8-angry-asians-starring-scarlett-johansson.

Stir Friday Night, now in its 21st year, packs sketches with laughs, and a cross-examination of Asian-American identity. And the group’s all-Asian cast lays down the gauntlet in terms of representation. The cast includes Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, and Korean writers and performers. When was the last time you saw more than one Asian comedian in a room, let alone 8? And the laughs come from all angles, with scenes ranging from a misguided press junket interview, to a radio DJ at Six Flags Great America, and the shocking translation of an Indian wedding song. Stir Friday Night calls all witnesses to the stand, and all audiences to the theater.

Stir Friday Night is an Asian-American theater company that specializes in sketch comedy and improv. Some of their alumni include Danny Pudi (NBC’s “Community”), Steven Yeun (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), Mary Sohn (Second City), Christine Lin (Broadway’s “Chinglish”), and Rasika Mathur (MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out”). They have performed at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, the Detroit Improv Festival, and the Chicago Improv Festival. The current cast has also performed at venues such as Second City, the iO Theater, and the Annoyance Theatre. Stir Friday Night continues to be a fixture in the Chicago comedy scene. Find Stir Friday Night at www.stirfridaynight.org, on Facebook –www.facebook.com/stirfridaynightcomedy, and on Twitter – @stirfridaynightcomedy.

Stir-Friday Night at Fillet of Solo Festival 2016

12558949_217575525248911_456569888_nStir Friday Night is honored to return for Lifeline Theatre Company’s annual Fillet of Solo Festival.

This year, doctor the SFN crew will feature a mix of selected sketch scenes, storytelling, and solo work.

SFN will have TWO performances:
Sunday, Jan. 17th & 24th / 7pm
at the Heartland Studio Theatre – 7016 N. Glenwood Ave.

Stir Friday Night performances by Scott Hanada, Raymond Hui, TJ Medel, Nic Park, Jonald Reyes, Loreen Targos.

Musical accompaniment by Katie Foster.


Stir-Friday Night returns to The Revival in January


12646862_912317648887221_7633680226260937320_oStir-Friday Night is thrilled for another run of our variety show at The Revival. This time to help kickstart the Hyde Park theater’s official opening! Our shows consist of improv games, ed sketches and long form improv.

It’s an Asian American comedy party where everyone’s invited!

Fridays @ 8pm
1/8 – featuring Nic Park opening (standup)
1/15 – featuring solo performances by Ray Hui and TJ Medel
1/22 – featuring Jonald Reyes opening (solo)
1/29 – featuring Kannan Arumugam (solo)

The Revival
1160 E 55th St Chicago, click IL 60615

Calendar: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34677

Stir-Friday Night at Chicago Sketchfest 2016

12507648_901750513277268_5395844946113693244_nCatch Stir-Friday Night Saturday, tadalafil Jan. 9 at 7pm at Stage 773 (Box Theater) for year 15 of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.

Stir-Friday Night is honored to have participated since the beginning of Chicago Sketch Fest! For Sketchfest, cure we’ll be remounting our fall revue “K-Spa Time Machine” directed by Jay Steigmann with musical direction by Katie Foster.

And thanks for Chicago Tribune for calling Stir-Friday Night one of the “best sketch comedians currently working in Chicago“!

Catch “K-Spa Time Machine” on
Saturday, viagra January 9th at
7pm on
Box Stage of Stage 773 – 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

Stir Friday Night presents “K-Spa Time Machine.” Written & Performed by Raymond Hui, Nic Park, Jonald Reyes, Christina Seo, & Loreen Targos.

Directed by Jay Steigmann

Music Direction & Dance Choreography by Katie Manning Foster

Stir-Friday Night! & Friends at Under The Gun Theater!

sfn & friends

Come check out some improv with Stir-Friday Night! We’ll be performing with a number of friends:

11/29: Dustin with a J & Hush Money
12/6: The Rebound & ProDuNKTion
12/13: Mrs. Ulysses & Lady Crush
12/20: The Perm & Salsation’s Los Improviachis

Sundays @ 7:30pm

Under The Gun Theater
956 W Newport, medicine 2nd Floor, find Chicago, sales IL 60657


Stir-Friday Night! at The Revival Theater!


Come check out some sketch and improv at a new theater next to the University of Chicago. Improv was founded by the Compass Players at the University of Chicago in 1955. Now, click improv comedy returns to its birthplace with The Revival! Stir Friday Night is pleased to be performing sketch and improv at this brand new theater.

Fridays @ 8pm

The Revival
1160 E 55th St Chicago, IL 60615

12/4: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10053907
12/11: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10053908
12/18: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10053909
Calendar: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34677