i’m posting about this primarily because i don’t think i can make it to the show myself, so i’m hoping to live vicariously through some other people who can actually check it out.
said show is louder! faster! funnier! and i haven’t seen it or read any of it, but based on the excellent use of exclamation points in title, coupled with track record of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors — the sketch comedy group writing & performing L!F!F! (you’ll notice i’ve taken the unusual step of preserving the punctuation marks within my abbreviation of the title — that’s cuz i think outside the box [i’m hapa, it can’t be helped]) — i am highly recommending that you go see this show if going to burbank between 10/25 and 11/11 falls within the realm of possibility for you.
[note to any 18MMW who may somehow end up reading this because of some periodic google searches about yo’selves to see what kinda dirt’s being said: your show better not suck or i will lose face.]
seriously: the 18mmw write & perform original, incisive, topical (yet, ah, timeless), irreverent, high-larious stuffs (god i hate it when my sincere description of something sounds like a cliched review but ah well), with no bitching & moaning or crappy ethnic studies & identity 101 pieces that make you want to impale yourself (which isn’t to say that race/ethnicity/identity aren’t addressed in their material, they are, just not in a crappy way that makes you want to impale yourself), so i’m real pleased they are doing another show.
if you aren’t familiar with their work, or if you are but would like to spend a Most Enjoyable next few minutes, here’s a clip of one of their classics, “world cup”:
World Cup 2002
oh, and here are details for L!F!F!,as copied and pasted from their website.
WHAT: “Louder! Faster! Funnier!” All new comedy from 18mmw!
WHEN: October 25-November 11, 2007, Thur, Fri, Sat @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm
WHERE: GTC Burbank, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
HOW MUCH: $15 general admission, $13 students/seniors, $11 groups of 10 or more
Sundays pay what you can! (Except for closing Sunday, Nov. 11)
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Call 818-754-4500 (vm) or email [email protected]
or purchase ONLINE at: http://tickets.manja.org/18mmw
Written and Performed by: Valiant Chow, Rhoda Gravador, Michael Hornbuckle, Todd Nakagawa, Greg Watanabe, Peter J. Wong, Pearl Wong
This production is a visiting production at GTC Burbank