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



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.

The Rickshaw Joint, presented by Stir-Friday Night!

The Rickshaw Joint!

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.

TIX = $10 / general & $8 / students)

Upcoming The Rickshaw Joint shows:

Previous The Rickshaw Joint shows:
Wednesday, 1/18 – Peter Kim, Evan & Mary-Jane, Ada Cheng

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, 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

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)

The Revival
1160 E 55th St Chicago,  IL 60615


Stir-Friday Night at Chicago Sketchfest 2016

12507648_901750513277268_5395844946113693244_nCatch 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.

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, 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