We were humbled to have over 40 performers come out to our 2 days of auditions. With much difficulty in deciding, we’re proud to announce the new members of our 22-yr old comedy troupe! Join us in welcoming these talented Asian Americans:

Dean Santiago
Helen Lee
Harrison Hapin 
Menaka Deolekar
Masood Haque
Vicky Wang
Tushar Vashisth
Paige Maney
Amar Risbud
Joan Moon
Steve Han
Erica Geiser
Susan Xu

And THANK YOU to all who auditioned!! There were SO SO MANY amazing peoples that came out. It looks hella’dope right now for more APA players to hit this comedy scene. Let’s get it!! CHEERS TO ALL!!

Stir-Friday Night Presents: The ShrimpShack Redemption

Photo Credit: Elias Rios Photography

Asian-Americans Escape the Social-Construct Prison!

A prison of assumptions has overwhelmed the Asian race, and Stir Friday Night is breaking out! In their newest sketch revue, “The Shrimpshack Redemption,” the 22-year- old Asian-American comedy troupe has diligently chipped away through stereotypes and social norms to escape the “Shrimpshack”, and find their true selves. Born into what society thinks they know about Asians, the escaped convicts can now tell people the real truth about Asian-Americans, like how it’s okay to be infatuated with bubble tea, or that we might have serious issues with sharing our emotions. Other prison stories describe the dangers of growing up in an Asian household, the love and loss of being a street food vendor, and the liberation of the female breast.

Written & performed by Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, TJ Medel, Brooke Montoya & Loreen Targos.

Musical Direction by Gail Gallagher.
Directed by Jonald Jude Reyes.

Photo Credit: Elias Rios Photography

Performances will be at:
The Second City Training Center, Judy’s Beat Lounge
230 W. North Avenue, Second Floor,
Chicago, IL 60614

Every Friday at 7:30 pm (CST), from September 15th through October 20th , 2017.

Photo Credit: Elias Rios Photography

$13 for General Admission
$11 for Students
Purchase at the theatre box office, or by phone (312-337- 3992), or online at night-presents- shrimpshack-redemption/

Photo Credit: Elias Rios Photography



Exciting News!

Stir Friday Night is making moves! We are proud to announce that Jonald Jude Reyes will be stepping up as the new Artistic Director of the 22 year-old Chicago staple. Avery Lee will continue to support SFN in the Executive Director role. With these well experienced positions in place, we’re looking to gain more opportunities to tour, workshop, and gain a wider scale audience as the nation’s premier Asian-American comedy troupe! As always, look for us to keep performing around Chicago AND BEYOND!

Stir Friday Night Presents: It’s in English!

Stir Friday Night Presents: It’s In English!

Come see Stir Friday Night’s newest show, featuring sketch, standup, and storytelling!  Leave your pocket dictionary at home, because the show is in English!  And the comedy…is also in English.
Written & Performed by
Annelyse Ahmad, Dacey Arashiba, Scott Hanada, Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, Brooke Montoya, Nic Park, & Loreen Targos
Directed by TJ Medel
Stage Manager: Ashley Connell
Friday 2/3 @ 7:30pm
Friday 2/10 @ 7:30pm
Friday 2/17 @ 7:30pm

The Blackout Cabaret @ Second City
230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

$11 students
$7 Second City students

(Use promo code ENGLISH for $6 off!)

Tickets available at the box office, or go here.
Or call 312-337-3992.