Asiansploitation creates sketch comedy with a slant. We are a collective of Asian-Canadian writers and performers who strive to examine, critique, and re-imagine the society in which we live, through comedy. We seek to expose the human condition and laugh at it with our audiences; we seek to create work that is reflective of and accessible to a broad and diverse audience.
Over the past eight years, Asiansploitation has created 8 original revues, plus remounts, and have performed across the GTA – garnering critical acclaim and developing a dedicated audience base. The Toronto Star describes our work as “comedy with strong cultural influences that also appeals to a broader audience.”
The troupe won Patron’s Pick at the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival and was also chosen by Just for Laughs as the Best of the Toronto Fringe. In addition to performing and conducting improvisation workshops, Asiansploitation hosts monthly Comedy Labs at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture, providing our community with an accessible venue to experiment with sketch comedy, improvisation, and stand-up comedy.
Up Your Yangtze! (2008) cast around the stove from left to right: Susan Austin, Paulyne Wei, Darrel Gamotin, Brian Lee, Glenn Gabriel, Gary Chan, James Cheng, Sandy Chen, and Jeff B Santos
Photo by Sushant Verman