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Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show! (FringeNYC)

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Bad Ass Amerasian duo "Slanty Eyed Mama" will rock your world with Outrageous characters, Rock n' roll Spoken Word, & Edgy stand-up. It's a raucous, theatrical comedy/music concert about Asian stuff: immigration, bowl cuts, model minorities. And Hello Kitty everything. More…

Categories: Comedy, Spoken Word/Poetry, Local. From Slanty Eyed Mama. Written by Comedy by Kate Rigg and Leah Ryan.  Music By Slanty Eyed Mama. Directed by The Company.

Music by @SlantyEyedMama Comedy by @KateRigg

The coolest Asians you know, who brought you cult hit Kate’s Chink-O-Rama:featuring the Chinkorama dancers” & the Smithsonian show "Birth of a nASIAN" & the band Slanty Eyed Mama are coming to the New York International Fringe Festival!!

Warning: Strong Language. Political Commentary. Hello Kitty. Puns.

East meets West in this mashup of stand up comedy, electric violin, rock n’ roll, spoken word and characters from iconic New York comedy and music duo Slanty Eyed Mama. It’s about race and represent-Asian: identity politics, bowl cuts, Chinatown, nail salon paradoxes, Hello Kitty hats, gay pokemons, math nerds, street vendors, those gold cats with waving arms. Meet a 40 year old Asian cheerleader, a ten thousand year old performance artist in a laundry mat, a race- undertermined / age-unknown subway vendor with big dreams under her umbrella-hat.

Music is by Slanty Eyed Mama A rock n’ roll spoken word duo featuring electric violin, samples and beats by Juilliard virtuoso Lyris Hung and comedic, political, lyrical wordplay from one of new york’s most celebrated solo performers (and fellow Juilliard graduate) Kate Rigg. They are two good Asian girls gone bad-assed.

This show features songs like “MODEL MINORITY”, “WHITE GIRL PROBLEMS”, “BOWL CUT BLUES” and “THE HELLO KITTY SONG”. Their previous comedy music show “Birth of a nASIAN” was invited to the Smithsonian Institute and shot for Comedy Central’s online portal. They have been seen on PBS, Comedy Central, Pacific Time TV, LA Grand Performances and now in the movie version of Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show is on the festival circuit in 2016 for general release in 2017.

“Skewering stereotypes with hilarious and sharply pointed rap from terrifically talented Juilliard trained performers” --Boston Globe

“A Bold, daring fun crazy voice that expresses our joy our rage our piece of the American Dream” --East West Woman

“Stunning ... dense, multi-layered, surreal imagery interlocks perfectly with ferociously distorted, nasty, searing violin work, a killer combination of words, music and noise.”
--Anchorage Daily News

1h 20m | Already closed | DROM (East Village)

Member Reviews (10)


Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent
Avg Score


See it if you like asian american issues mix w/comedy. Good vibe, great standup act/sketch. Genuinely funny lady.

Don't see it if you are tired of as-am issues w/comedy. Trust me, as asian I've seen so much it can get overdone even for me. No groundbreaking moments here

Confusing, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Quirky

See it if Open to new things and enjoy a change.

Don't see it if You want the same old same old. It is different!

Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Raunchy, Profound

See it if you like provocative comedy about race / spoken word. They do comedy songs and stand up and it's pretty unusual. The violin was amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like dirty jokes or spoken word things. It's pretty out there (in a good way) A good late night show.

Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Intense, Slow

See it if It’s on sale and on CNY

Don't see it if Long

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you like your rock and stand-up with a strong dash of feminist Asian POV, you enjoy politically pointed cabaret in a variety of forms

Don't see it if you can't stand loud music [pity!] or you don't want to buy a drink and join the festivities.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You'd like to check out comedy stand-up and songs that both provide laughs and make a point about the Asian experience.

Don't see it if You don't like funny shows that help open your eyes about the U.S. Asian experience.

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You like funny + smart shows

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor

Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you love intelligent creative humor

Don't see it if you are conservative or stodgy

Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if Hip-hop cabaret (with exceptional electronic violin) battling stereotypes of Asian-Americans appeals to you

Don't see it if You're not ready for some serious critique of quotidian and global political power dynamics!

Relevant, Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want original, insightful comedy, kick ass spoken word music, and clever, fresh, insightful entertainment with a decidedly asian slant..

Don't see it if If you like well written, well performed, thought provoking entertainment.

August 20th, 2016
"Provocative both in band name and show material, Rigg and Hung head an hour and twenty minutes of hilarious characters, stand-up comedy, video installations, and musical numbers that all deal with conceptions of 'Asian-ness' in the United States...It’s not superfluous or flashy for the sake of f...
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August 25th, 2016
"This show is effortlessly entertaining. Rigg provides an evening of crude humor, stereotypes, and uproariously comical songs with Hung on electric violin. Though the curation of the evening may not flow perfectly from point A to point B, the fun is at a high throughout. And that's why we're ther...
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August 15th, 2016
"There’s an embarrassment of riches in her (and collaborator Leah Ryan’s) dissection of our modern world—if anything, a show overstuffed with brilliant wordplay would be even stronger with some pruning that allowed its moments of emotional impact more air to buoy the heady ride. Clever songs and...
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