181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3

With group names such as SLANT EYED PEAS, LICK THE WAX TADPOLE, SFUU MAN CHU, THE YANGTZERS, BANANADRAMA, and DISORIENTAL, six groups of Asian Canadian performers and writers officially formed this week in response to an open invitation from Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT) to gather, perform and compete at its 8th annual Asian Comedy Night, titled: SKETCHOFF!#$%!! Etch-YOUR-Sketch at the Roundhouse on May 18 and 19.

All groups have 2 weeks to write and rehearse at least 2 sketches, one of which must incorporate a creative element provided by VACT that each team will choose at random. Through this 2-week process, groups will have access to comedy consultants to help during this tight timeframe. On May 18, each group will be given a 6-10 minute set to perform their sketches in front of a live audience, where a panel of celebrity judges will select the top 3 groups. On May 19, the audience will be the judges.

SKETCHOFF!#$%!! has been a sold-out event every year and the annual show has provided a rare showcase for various Asian stand-up comedians and sketch groups from all over Canada and the US. As a developer of new talent, VACT had previously incubated such successful local Asian-Canadian sketch comedy troupes as HOT SAUCE POSSE and ASSAULTED FISH.

Lainey of Laineygossip.com, etalk, and CTV News Entertainment Reporter is a Judge for VACT's Etch-YOUR-Sketch SKETCHOFF!#$%!! on May 18th!

Door Prizes valued up to $100 and a guaranteed night of ruckus and mayhem!


$12 in advance in person at the Roundhouse, by telephone 604.713.1800, or ONLINE
$15 cash at the door

14+, some coarse language and sexually suggestive content

Win 2 FREE tickets to VACT's 8th Annual Asian Comedy Night! with VACT's Sponsor Ultimate24K Gold Co.

Official Website: http://www.vact.ca

Added by PakG1 on May 10, 2007

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