Etch-YOUR-SketchOFF!#$%!! 5 — The Last & De-Lirious

13 May, 2013 0 comment
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s 14th Annual Comedy Night presents: Etch-YOUR-SketchOFF!#$%!! 5 — The Last & De-Lirious!
Wild, zany, gut-aching, pee-your-pants funny is what you can expect when local Asian-Canadian sketch comedy teams compete in the popular Etch-Your-Sketchoff Comedy Night on May 29+30 to coincide with Asian Heritage Month in Vancouver. Each team performs a 6-9 minute original sketch in this rare showcase of Asian-Canadian comedy talent that confronts racial stereotypes and breaks down cultural boundaries.

The teams will have two weeks to prepare their comedy sketches and must incorporate a randomly chosen element into their performance. Celebrity judges will select the winner of the coveted Vancouver RICE BOWL AWARD on May 29 and on the second night (May 30), the audience will vote with their applause for their favorites to determine the PEOPLE’S CHOYS AWARD winner.

This annual event, which sells out every year, serves up multicultural comedy from the outrageous to the absurd to the wildly satirical. It is the 14th year of Vancouver’s Asian Canadian Theatre’s Comedy Night, which the company was founded to produce and the 5th year in its current incarnation as Etch-Your-Sketchoff. Over the years, the Comedy Night has helped launched the careers of Asian-Canadian stand-up comedians and sketch comedy troupes such as Assaulted Fish and Hot Sauce Posse.

The event is hosted by the original Comedy Night Host and funny-man Tom Chin, who has performed as part of Assaulted Fish and Hot Sauce Posse in the past.

This year’s competing teams are:
The Yangtzers (last year’s rice bowl winners)
SFUU MAN CHU
Finguh Lickin Good
Asians R’ We?

EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday May 29 + Thursday May 30, 8pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre

Tickets: $20 in advance online (vact.ca), $23 at door (cash only at door)

ABOUT VACT
VACT was started in 2001 by a group of Asian Canadians who wanted to create a company that would give more opportunities to Asian Canadian performers, ensure that Vancouver’s stages reflected the cultural diversity of the city’s population and break Asian stereotypes portrayed in the media. Their first production was the Asian comedy night, which was such a success that the company has since gone on to produce several full-length theatre productions including Flower Drum SongRed Letters and The Theory of Everything.
MORE INFO: www.vact.ca
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