Asian Comedy Night – This Friday and Saturday – Don't Miss it!

Asian Comedy Night is a tradition in Vancouver – started by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, seven years ago.  It is great fun – poking at all the stereotypes of both Asians and White People.

This year, OPM (Opening People's Minds) returns, along with Vancouver
stand up comic, Jeffrey Yu, returning host Tom Chin, and Seattle's
Kermet Apio.

Bring your friends, and see
how they squirm or laugh at the right or wrong places.  Political
correctness?  Asian Comedy Night re-writes it.  Cheers, Todd

Below is from the www.vact.ca website

Get Addicted to OPM !
OPM- Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe – Returns to get “HIGH” lighted
in the 7th Annual Asian Comedy Night

Return of the Chung King – 7th Annual Asian Comedy
May 26 – 27, 2006
8pm nightly
@ The Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver

VANCOUVER,
BC (April 24, 2006) – The coveted Rice Bowl that is awarded to the
funniest Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe at the Vancouver Asian Canadian
Theatre’s highly successful SKETCHOFF!#$%!! – sketch comedy competition, returns with the 3 time winners to Vancouver, to highlight this year’s Asian Comedy Night.  OPM (Opening People‘s Minds)
will get you laughing, rolling in the aisles, and totally high for the 
evening!   It’s 120 minutes of craziness irreverence, as triple-crown
winner OPM present a semi-star studded show with appearances by 50 Yen,
Tyra Banks, Iron Chef Bobby Flay, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il,
Savuri from “Memoirs of a Geisha,“ and MORE! 

The event, organized by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), takes place May 26 – 27 at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, hosted by Tom Chin.  This year’s Comedy Night showcases local favourite standup comedian, Jeffery Yu who has a CTV comedy special this Fall, and Seattle’s funniest comic, Kermet Apio.

“If
you’re talking about entertainment value, we’ve got it with this year’s
Return of the Chung King Show,” says Joyce Lam, President for VACT. “We
are highlighting the Kings of Comedy.  Jeffery Yu is my local favourite standup comedian while Kermet Apio from
Seattle had me laughing from the get go when he explained his unusual
name and how he was sent to preschool in green pants.  Match that with
the fast pace hilariousness of OPM, back with new material from their most recent show Get Laughs or Die Tryin‘, and the very funny Tom Chin and you’ve got a wild night of mayhem, madness and hysterics!”

Also as part of this weekend of Asian Comedy, The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is hosting a community public forum, Dissection of Comedy, held
on Saturday, May 27th at 2pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre.  This
forum will have the Asian Comedy Night comedians:  OPM, Jeffery Yu, Kermet Apio and Tom Chin provide
insight on what is “comedy“. The audience will have a chance to see a
demonstration, hear a discussion and ask questions.  Admission to this
event is free.

Party On! Join the performers and producers at 2 AFTER PARTIES:

  1. Friday Night at SHIRU-BAY with fighting Chef, Kodai Uno
  2. Saturday Night at THE DINER (both within steps from the theatre)

$5 gets you in. You hang with the comics, have some fun and become an
official OPM groupie. Join us for a good time! Cash Bar. AFTER PARTY Tickets available on-line

Tickets:
online at www.vact.ca
– in person at the Roundhouse Community Centre
– by phone by calling 604.713.1800

$18 plus service charges in advance
$21 cash at door

Group Rate and/or Information 778.885.1973

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