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.
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.
Stir-Friday Night is excited to announce “The Rickshaw Joint,” a new monthly variety show at Stage 773 (The Cab). We’ll be bringing you every THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month a mix of acts: improv, sketch, stand-up, storytelling and more. We hope to see you there!
Hosted by Avery Lee and Jonald Jude Reyes.
SFN players: Elyse Ahmad, Dacey Arashiba, Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, Avery Lee, Louise Loeb, TJ Medel, Jonald Jude Reyes, Loreen Targos and more.
Stir-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, 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)
1160 E 55th St Chicago, IL 60615
Catch Stir-Friday Night Saturday, 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, we’ll be remounting our fall revue “K-Spa Time Machine” directed by Jay Steigmann with musical direction by Katie Foster.