Stir-Friday Night! premieres new show

Stir-Friday Night!, Chicago’s Premier Asian-American Comedy Theater, launches its new production “The Caste and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” on September 8th at Second City’s Donny’s Skybox, on the fourth floor of Piper’s Alley, 1608 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  The production will run every Friday night at 9:00 p.m., through October 6th.  Tickets are $12, $10 for students and groups of 10 or more.  Reservations can be made through the Second City box office (312) 337-3992 or at  The running time is 50-minutes.  Media comps and interviews are available on request.

Stir-Friday Night! is back in full throttle with its 18th revue.  “The Caste and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” is a hilarious, thought provoking production made up of all-new original sketches and musical pieces.  The Asian-American cast is revved up to break down stereotypes with a myriad of scenes that are rooted in the Asian-American perspective.  As the title suggests, this is an action-packed show that promises a turbo boost of physical comedy as well as a cruise control view of political and social satire.

Stir-Friday Night!, created in 1995, has become a fixture in Chicago’s illustrious comedy scene.  The diverse cast of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Filipino, and Korean-American artists write and perform their own material.  SFN! is a non-profit theater company that dispels stereotypes and bridges understanding among the various social, racial, and intergenerational groups.  The Chicago Tribune has described SFN! as “quick and hilarious”, the Chicago Reader raves that SFN! is “sharp, intelligent and wickedly funny . . . with the speed and grace of Second City”, and the International Channel’s, Stir TV boasts SFN! is “the funniest group of Asian Americans you’ll ever have the pleasure of watching”.  SFN! has been featured on ABC, NBC, WBEZ, as well as Chicago’s own CLTV Metromix and WTTW’s Artbeat Chicago.  SFN! produces shows in Chicago and performs year-round at colleges, conventions, festivals, and corporate events nationwide.

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