Go Go Cold Tofu Improv

Friday, March 27, 2009

Got this sent out earlier this week (thanks Stefanie) and wanted to make sure and post it on up as it starts up tonight through April 11th:

Cold Tofu Improv presents
Tofu Exposed: An All New Sketch Comedy Show

Cold Tofu Improv, the nation’s first and premier Asian American improvisation and sketch comedy group, presents Tofu Exposed: An All New Sketch Comedy Show from March 27 – April 11 at the Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood. This is the organization’s first sketch show in more than five years.

"Since 1981, Cold Tofu members have performed comedy encompassing a variety of universal themes that all people could relate. We provide a safe place for artists of all backgrounds to explore the different sides of comedy,” said Artistic Director Helen H. Ota. “Tofu Exposed is the culmination of a year-long sketch writing workshop that allows members to explore their lives through comedy and show the often hilarious side of everyday experiences.”

Want to see a private moment between a husband and wife? Hear the conversation happening behind closed doors between co-workers? Know what he’s thinking while on a first date? Explore the lives of your favorite Cold Tofu members with Tofu Exposed, an all new sketch comedy show written by the cast.

Directing the show is Stephen Kearin. He was a founding member of both Improv Theatre and True Fiction Magazine, and performed with BATS Improv for 14 years. Stephen is currently a member of Impro Theatre in Los Angeles and a founding member of 3ForAll. He’s directed Kirk Ward in two of his shows. First was the critically-acclaimed 3 Stories Tall that premiered in Los Angeles and is being remounted this summer at Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, and Fatherland at The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.

Tofu Exposed features Cold Tofu Improv members J. Stephen Brady, Denise Iketani, John Lau, Jully Lee, Kevin Ocampo, Helen H. Ota, Michael C. Palma and Aaron Takahashi.

Tofu Exposed runs March 27 – April 11 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 for opening night, $15 general and $12 for students, seniors and groups of 10+. The Avery Schreiber Theatre is located at 11050 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. To make reservations, e-mail tofuexposed@gmail.com or call (213) 739-4142.

Tofu Exposed is supported in part by Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant, 6450 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411, (818) 988-6813.
Comedy + BBQ = good night for everyone.