Tonight and tomorrow are the last two chances to the see the debut of “Self-ish” at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Starring Diana Bang and written by Kuan Foo (both of Assaulted Fish Sketch Comedy) and directed by Dawn Milman (Assaulted Fish Alumnus director).
Here’s what the reviewers say:
“Bang’s performance is dynamic and delivered everything that this part demanded.”
“Kuan Foo’s script resonates especially for Asian-Canadian audience members. When Esther’s tears finally come, Bang has no trouble digging deep, and in the intimate BMO Incubator, it’s hard not to feel those same emotions.” (4 out 5)
“…Bang, a magnetic and assured performer, inhabits Esther Jin with charismatic ease.” (B+)
Don’t miss out!
Ticket details here.
Hey Fish Fans,
If you are in Toronto be sure to catch Diana debuting her solo show “Self-ish” at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Written by Kuan and directed by Fish alumni director Dawn Milman, Self-ish tells the story of Esther Jin, a 30-something Korean-Canadian, navigating her relationship with her family in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. It’s funny too! Honest!
Here are some opening night reviews!
Seven shows left! Don’t miss out!
Rated 14A, for coarse language and violence against cardboard boxes.
Ticket details here.
Anyone who thinks you should be treated differently because of something you wear on your face is a butthole! (And don’t forget to vote, okay?)
Assaulted Fish @ the 39th Annual Powell Street Festival
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 6 pm
Place: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St. (@ Gore Ave.) [parking/map]
Notes: General admission seating. Rated “PG”. No latecomers.
For the last 12 years, Assaulted Fish has been entertaining audiences of all sizes, shapes, colours and orientations with their tightly crafted comedy sketches that range from well-observed character studies to sharp social commentary to surreal slapstick. They have appeared in various comedy festivals, cultural venues and coffee shops including multiple trips to the CanWest Comedy Festival and SketchFest Seattle and more recently performing sold-out shows at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival and the 2014 Vancouver Sketch Comedy Festival. Off duty they are known as Diana Bang (“The Interview”), Marlene Dong, Kuan Foo and Nelson Wong (“American Mary”).