Troupe of the Day – Asianspoitation

Each day leading up to the 2011 Festival, the TOsketchfest Blog will feature one of our 40+ awesome comedy troupes.

Today’s troupe of the day is Asiansploitation

What do Andrea James Lui, Darrel Gamotin, Franco Nguyen, Gene Abella, James Cheng, Jeff B. Santos, Lana Carillo  all have in common?  A mutual affection for comedy, that’s what!  This All-Asian powerhouse of funny formed in 2003, when its founding members met performing improv at Bad Dog Theatre.  From there, they met other improvisers and actors with similar geographic and cultural origins, who shared their passion for comedy.

Each member brings their own diverse artistic background to the troupe; they are actors, improvisers, musicians and so much more!

Asiansploitation created Be Pacific! in 2006 and they have been performing various sold-out shows all around Toronto ever since.  Their latest conquest was the Toronto Fringe Festival, where their review, Asiansploitation Spanks the Tiger, (2010) won Patrons’ Pick and the Just For Laughs’ Best of Toronto Fringe.   Their upcoming show All Grown Up is already creating a huge buzz!

Fun factAsiansploitation‘s director, Andrew Currie, was one of the two Devil’s Advocates back on Speakers Corner in the 90’s.   Remember them?  They were awesome!

Check out their troupe profile to find out when they are playing, and to grab your tickets.


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