Members of comedy group Asiansploitation will stare at you until you come to their show: (left to right) Brian Lee, James Cheng, Sandy Chen, Max Minagawa, Glenn Gabriel, and Gary Chan. Photo by Sushant Verman.
Asian Heritage Month is almost over. If you feel a little guilty because you didn’t even know there was Asian Heritage Month until you read these words, the comedy troupe Asiansploitation will ease your conscience and make you bust a gut at the same time. How will they do it? By assembling a crack team of improvisors, standups and musical theatre performers of the Asian-Pacific persuasion and producing an official Heritage Month event! “In a way, we’re an Asian comedy incubator,” says troupe member and co-producer Gary Chan. Following the success of their last revue, Be Pacific, Asiansploitation is back with a three night run of its new new comedic cavalcade—TOFU TV, directed by Canadian Comedy Award nominee Jane Luk. And what can you expect to see? “TOFU TV looks behind the scenes of an Asian TV network,” says Chan. “We send up kid’s shows, talk shows, music videos, commercials and more with a mix of sketches, songs, and dance numbers.” If there’s a parody of Canto-Pop heartthrobs, we’re going for all three nights. TOFU TV plays tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Bad Dog Theatre. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved through [email protected]