The Scene: Asiansploitation The Text Generation

Asiansploitation: The Text Generation

Asiansploitation: The Text Generation At the George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place) Wednesday June 12 to Saturday June 15, 2013 Show starts at 8pm and runs 90 minutes with one intermission

Asiansploitation brings “Sketch Comedy with a slant” to the George Ignatieff Theatre with an all-new show!

Asiansploitation: The Text Generation explores the virtues and tragedies of our digital age

Leave Captain Kirk and his crew at the edge of the universe and join the troupe behind the Toronto Fringe hit Asiansploitation Spanks the Tiger as they bring their unique “slant” on sketch comedy back to the George Ignatieff Theatre.

Asiansploitation: The Text Generation features all-new material that will take you on a comedic voyage of cosmic proportions. The crew will “engage” your funny bone as they tackle 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 Asiansploitation: The Text Generation!

The six-member writer/performer ensemble includes 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.


As a member of the KAPISANAN community, we're happy to share discounted tickets to the first two performances on Wednesday June 12th and Thursday June 13th.

Get 25% off the regular price – only $15 – by using this link:

All working artists can also get 40% off the regular price – only $12 – by using this link:


Enter to win 2 tickets to the opening night of Asiansploitation: The Text Generation! Mention @kapisanan on Twitter with your answer to this question: What was the title of Asiansploitation's sketch comedy show last year? Here's a hint. First correct response wins!

Good luck!