Join Kearny Street Workshop and the Center for Asian American Media for a screening and release event for Sung H. Kim and Kibi Anderson’s Mighty Warriors of Comedy, a new documentary about SF Bay Area & LA-based sketch comedy group the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. The release event features musical performances from Largesse and Lijie (Friday 3/16) and Charlie Chin (3/21), and possibly performances from The 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors themselves.
What: Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release
Featuring performances by Lijie and Largesse (Friday 3/16) and Charlie Chin (3/21), a screening of Mighty Warriors of Comedy documentary, and Q&A.;
Date & Time: Friday, March 16th, 7pm & 9pm (two separate screenings: pick one, or go to both!) and Wednesday, March 21st, 7pm.
Location: KSW’s space180, 180 capp street, @ 17th street, san francisco
Cost: $10 regular, $8 for card-carrying KSW or CAAM members. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED! Please call KSW (415.503.0520) to make reservations or for more information.
About Sung H. Kim and Kibi Anderson’s documentary Mighty Warriors of Comedy
Female Circumcision. Dancing Testicles. Chinese Geishas. These subjects are the basis for an average day of side-splitting sketch comedy from the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, an audacious pan-Asian sketch comedy troupe from California. Hailed as one of the most devastatingly funny acts of the past decade, most of America has never heard of them. “Mighty Warriors of Comedy” provides a rousing introduction to the members and is a thoughtful exploration of whether or not after twelve years of performing, the group will break out. The film traces the struggle that fringe artists face, and how that battle is complicated further by cultural identification. For more information visit www.mightywarriorsofcomedy.com.
The Center for Asian American Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For more information, visitwww.asianamericanmedia.org
About the 18MMW
Quite possibly the world’s most psychotic Asian American Theatrical Comedy group, the Warriors have been together since 1994 and in that time have created 12 all-new material feature shows, 3 original collaborations with Culture Clash, Campo Santo and Latina Theatre Lab, and performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix, among other cities. Inspired by groups such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Culture Clash, SNL, and Kids in the Hall, their irreverent style of skit comedy ranges from slapstick to political and takes no prisoners. Visit www.18mmw.com for more info
About Kearny Street Workshop
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, the International Hotel was about to be crushed by the developer’s ball. One of its tenants, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), was teaching people to make murals, print posters, to get their messages out. When I-Hotel residents refused to be evicted, KSW used paint, photography and poetry to express the community’s struggle.
KSW is the oldest multidisciplinary Asian Pacific American (APA) arts organization in the United States. We continue our original mission as a voice and vision for Asian Pacific American artists by offering a platform for new forms, new ideas, new ways to collaborate.
For more information about KSW and other events, please go to http://kearnystreet.org/