New Year, New Member, New Show!
We’re kicking off the new year with a very special announcement: Assaulted Fish is now a five member troupe!
We’re thrilled to welcome Chris Lam to the fold. If you caught one of our Vancouver Fringe Festival shows last September, you’ll remember Chris as the guy who was not Nelson. He made an indelible impression on audiences, as evidenced by this screen grab:
We asked Chris to share his thoughts on joining Assaulted Fish and he sent us the following incoherent ramble:
“Intellectual and absurdist frolicking, the work of the Assaulted Fish is more in line with, I think, Beckett and Stoppard than conventional sketch comedy. They tickle me with the variety in their sketches–some laced with biting satire, others with dead-pan directness, and others which are just downright silly mucking about. They make allusions to Murakami, challenge the sketch comedy form, and aren’t self-conscious as “Asian” performers. Yes, Assaulted Fish is comprised of Asian performers, but they are embracing and sincere in their presentations of social, political, and emotional mosaics of Asian and Canadian identity. I’m excited to be a part of their voice.”
Flattery will get you everywhere. Welcome to the troupe, Chris!
Chris is joining us for our first show of 2014. Assaulted Fish is performing at the rebooted Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. Our 20-minute set will feature sketches from our recent Fringe show. If you missed us in September or just want to see us again, join us on Granville Island next weekend!
Here are the details:
Assaulted Fish w/ The Skinny and Strapless Comedy
Date: Friday, January 24
Place: Cabaret Stage, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island (Studio 1398)
Cost: $15 plus service charge
Tickets: Online sales only through Eventbrite
Seating: General admission
Parking: Restricted free parking to 7pm; unrestricted thereafter. Arrive early to give yourself time to park and queue up.
Note: This show is not suitable for kids. No latecomers please.
(Check back next week for a little feature on our fellow sketch comedians performing at the festival. See you soon!)