Los Angeles’ own award-winning 18MMW comedy troupe is back in action, and this time they’re directed by renowned theater artist Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash), who will bring his years of comedy experience and a Latin flavor to the Asian American comedy of the Warriors.
The show is written and performed by Ewan Chung, Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle, Golda Inquito, Diana Toshiko, Greg Watanabe and Peter J. Wong, with additional material by Siguenza.
All-new sketches include the following:
• European vampires and a Chinese vampire experience a clash of cultures.
• Two Asian slackers go on an “Inception”-style journey into the mind of a straight-A student.
• Everything you wanted to know about Central Asia in song.
• Mao Tse Tung returns — and finds a China that’s sold out.
• Meet the Kandelas, a Filipino version of the Kardashians.
• Can just ANYONE join the Hapa Club?
• Two women celebrate a birthday in a host bar.
Showtimes: Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. The Aug. 11 show is a preview.
Tickets: $20 general, $15 for students and seniors, $10 for groups of six or more.
Quite possibly the world’s most psychotic Asian American theatrical comedy group, the Warriors have been together since 1994. Originally based in San Francisco, they have created 12 feature shows as well as three collaborations with Culture Clash, Campo Santo and Latina Theatre Lab, and performed in New York, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Hong Kong, among other cities. Inspired by shows such as “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and “Saturday Night Live,” their irreverent style of skit comedy ranges from slapstick to political, and takes no prisoners.