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

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, 2nd Floor, Chicago, 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, 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


Stir-Friday Night! presents: K-Spa Time Machine

Stir-Friday Night! presents their 20th anniversary sketch comedy revue: K-SPA TIME MACHINE.

SFN spends a day at a Korean spa and discovers a time machine. Time travel ensues, and hilarity follows. Confucius writes for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreams of becoming the first Asian-American in the NBA, and robots are powered by shame.

10/10 – 11/7

Saturdays @ 8pm

The Apollo Theatre Studio @ 2540 N Lincoln Ave



$5 student / senior / industry

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, by phone, or online here.

(Group discount available, and use the Offer Code HOTTIX for $5 tickets!)

Written & Performed by

Christina Seo, Jonald Reyes, Loreen Targos, Nic Park, & Ray Hui

Directed by Jay Steigmann

Music Direction & Dance Choreography by Katie Manning

Tech Director: Byron Roussin

Stir-Friday Night! is a 20-year-old Asian-American theater company, specializing in improv and sketch comedy. Our alumni include Danny Pudi from Community, and Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead.

Props & poster design by Christina Seo.

AVERY LEE has studied at The Annoyance, Second City, and iO, where he performs with Trash Daddiez.  He also performs with 98.6, and produces a show at Underground Lounge at least four times a week.  He is represented by Grossman & Jack.  He is the Executive Director of Stir Friday Night.

JONALD JUDE REYES is a writer, performer, & Director from Chicago, IL.  As a graduate of Rutgers University (NJ), he went on to learn from Second City Training, iO Theater, the Annoyance, and the Chicago Dramatists.  He has performed with various comedy troupes, including Stir Friday Night, Mind Spinach, and Old Smuggler.  Jonald has performed as part of the Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival.  As a Director, Reyes has been honored to be named as Chicago Reader’s Best of Stage Director (2012, 2013, & 2014).  He is also an Associate Producer for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and Chicago Improv Festival.  Jonald is also the Artistic Director of his own production company, the Mental Notion Society (est. 2010).

CHRISTINA SEO graduated from the internationally esteemed School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Writing.  She found herself in Chicago by way of a small beach town in LA.  Her background in the performing arts has deep roots in improvisation.  You can find her performing with Stir Friday Night and Lady Crush all over Chicago, and occasionally all over the country for various comedy festivals.

RAYMOND HUI hails from the mean streets of Chinatown, New York. He performs with SFN and with Throttle Aristotle (One Group Mind). Previous credits include Bat-Hamlet (Cornservatory Theater), Fancy Woman (iO Theater, Chicago Sketchfest 2013, 2014) and Radio Television Theater Hour (Public House Theater). His favorite bands are Weezer and The Gaslight Anthem.

LOREEN TARGOS performs sketch and improv comedy with Stir Friday Night. She has studied improvisation at Second City and Annoyance Theater and studied acting at Black Box Studio. She is also a graduate student studying public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.

NIC PARK does lots of things but thinks it’s most important you know about For Youth Inquiry, the organization he works with to help teach kids about healthy attitudes toward sex through shockingly not-awkward participatory theater. Check out  for more details.  Oh yeah, he’s also super into MMA.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.




K-Spa Time Machine is proud to be part of Chicago Artist Month.

Stir-Friday Night celebrates 20 Years of Comedy in Chicago


From Clinton, to Bush, to Obama, Stir-Friday Night has been your source for Chicago based Asian-American comedy over three 2-term multi-racial American presidents. Established in 1995, we invite you to join us for our Twenty Year Anniversary!

With an overwhelming resume of talented actors that have come & gone through the troupe, it has become a well-known center of fostering amazing emerging artists! The comedy ensemble holds alumni names such as Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Steven Yeun (AMC’s The Walking Dead), Mary Sohn (Second City Mainstage), Christine Lin (Broadway’s “Chinglish”), and Rasika Mathur (MTV’s Wild ‘N Out).

This special, one-time performance will feature current & past cast members performing archived sketches, improv, and stand-up. Please join us in celebrating this milestone event:

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 8-10pm with pre/post show gatherings in the lobby bar
Stage773 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL

Tickets here: #SFN20 or call the box office at 773-327-5252

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