Ok, too lazy indifferent busy to do a proper blog entry today, but wanted to plug an upcoming show from the dudes at 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, the self-described “most psychotic Asian American theatrical comedy group.” For those in L.A., their new sketch comedy show entitled Bow Down To Your Asian Masters opens this Friday and runs until August 23 at the Complex Theater in Hollywood. For complete info, check out their website http://www.18mmw.com/
What I’ve always dug about the 18 MMW is that they are not afraid to offend and have a “fuck you all” attitude, which is refreshing when so much Asian American theater is p.c. and dull. If you’ve never seen them, check out these sketches:
“Thailand” with Greg Watanabe and Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle:
“Video dating” with Greg:
Check out more of their videos here.
Because I was too lazy indifferent busy to do a proper interview with the fine folks at 18 MMW, I asked the core members (Greg, Michael and Peter J. Wong) to interview themselves. So here it is:
What are the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors and what are you up to?
We’re an Asian Pacific Islander American sketch comedy troupe and we’re premiering our new show, Bow Down To Your Asian Masters!, a collection of brand new sketches satirizing subjects ranging from David Carradine to Sarah Palin to vegetarianism.
Why should we bother seeing your show?
It’s hilarious. We’re hilarious. Plus, our scathing satire will leave you thinking. Which we strongly advocate. In others, anyway. Oh, and there’s some singing and dancing in our show. And Diana Toshiko, Kevin Ocampo and Junko Goda are in our show. And they’re hilarious.
Aren’t you guys, like, really old?
Yes. On any given night, we could very easily go down to career-ending injury or simply stroke-out altogether. We feel this makes our shows more exciting than most.
What do you hope your audiences will come away with?
Urine stains, quite frankly. Well, self-inflicted urine stains from excessive laughter. Not from somebody else’s urine. That would be gross.