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FUN SKETCH COMEDY SHOW: The Text Generation (George Ignatieff Theatre $15)

  • Jun 12, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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Get ready for a comedic voyage of cosmic proportions as we journey to see a new show, The Text Generation, by Asiansploitation, one of Toronto's funniest sketch comedy troupes.

The show explores the virtues and tragedies of our digital age.

The comedy troupe is giving our group a discount of up to 25-per-cent off regular tickets!

 

THE SHOW

Asiansploitation brings “Sketch Comedy with a slant” to the George Ignatieff Theatre with its all-new show, The Text Generation.

Leave Captain Kirk and his crew at the edge of the universe, as the comedy troupe brings its unique “slant” on sketch comedy to the stage.

The Text Generation features all-new material that will “engage” your funny bone as the troupe tackles a broad range of issues from the beautiful drudgery of a morning commute to our culture's dependency on technology and the deliciousness of Asian sauces.

You'll see the Cookie Monster reveal a life-changing secret, George Takei meet his son and you’ll see what every Trekkie would die to see - Data falling in love.

If our flight path holds true, you might even spot the elusive Space Shark. Step into Asiansploitation's world as our capable crew entertains with new scenes, audience-influenced sketches, and several new signature song parodies. Set your phasers to funny as you assimilate into The Text Generation!

The six-member writer/performer ensemble will feature Byron Abalos, Gene Abella, Lana Carillo, James Cheng, Franco Nguyen and Jeff B. Santos. At the helm of the show is Second City alumnus, Andrew Currie. More information.

ABOUT THE COMEDY TROUPE: Founded in 2003 by Bad Dog Theatre improv students, Gary Chan, Glenn Gabriel, and Jeff B. Santos, Asiansploitation have been bewitching audiences with their improvisation and sketch comedy throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Since its inception, Asiansploitation has evolved into one of the must-see local comedy troupes. Their past shows, All Grown UpSpanks the Tiger, and We We Will Wok You have received tremendous reviews from local critics and audiences. In addition to their annual revues, the troupe has performed for local associations, the Toronto Fringe Festival and most recently, the Toronto Comedy Sketch Festival. More information.


DETAILS

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TIME: Show starts at 8 p.m. Meet Belinda at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario (near St. George subway station, south of Bloor Street)

DISCOUNT TICKETS: $15

REGULAR TICKETS: $20

MEETUP FEE: $2 cash (Please pay Belinda exact change at the meetup spot)

 

HOW TO BOOK

DISCOUNT TICKETS: RSVP on this event page and book your $15 discount ticket online. Click on the VIP Discount "buy tickets" button for June 12 @ 8 p.m. You'll get 25 per cent off the regular ticket price.

DISCOUNT TICKETS AT THE DOOR: Discount tickets will be available at the door up to 15 minutes before the show. E-mail Belinda for the discount promo code.

For more information, e-mail [masked]

Please post your seat number as an RSVP comment as soon as you have booked your ticket.

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: This show has unreserved seating so members will enter the theatre and sit together as a group.

 

MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS

Meet Belinda at 7:15 p.m. inside the theatre in the the lineup to the seating area. If you're late, look for Belinda in her seat in the theatre. She is very short and will be wearing a bright pink hat.

 

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  • Jeffrey B.

    I really enjoyed watching this group. Some of the skits were really quick and it was difficult to get the point of some of them, but they hit the proverbial "home run out of the park" in the second half with the entertaining ode to North York and that place no one ever goes to ... Bessarion. Lana was amazing to watch ... great voice and connection with the audience.

    June 14, 2013

  • Belinda

    Following a lukewarm start in the first half, the comedy troupe beamed in with a great show after intermission. It was filled with some hilarious sketches. My favourites were the North York rap, the George Takei (Sulu) father-son sketch, the Starship Enterprise sketch .. and we finally got to see that video that doesn't exist of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

    Congratulations to our member, Ardelle, on her Asiansploitation on-stage debut as Tasmine.

    A warm welcome to first-time members Chris and Kay and guests Kevin (Renata's friend) and Melissa (Heather's friend).

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lost the email with the ticket so have to cancel.

    June 12, 2013

  • Belinda

    Discount tickets available at the door tonight. Ask me for the promo code at the meetup spot.

    June 12, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    Ticket purchased - there was no seat number assigned

    June 2, 2013

  • Mash

    This should be fun. I think I'm gonna get the tix at the door.

    May 21, 2013

  • Jayne P.

    Look forward to my second time with this group.

    May 18, 2013

  • Ardelle

    I look forward to the play and meeting everyone.

    May 18, 2013

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