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Zombie Asian Moms

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Edgy

About the show

Join iconic Amerasian duo Slanty Eyed Mama for a mashup of comedy, electric violin, punk rock spoken word and video exploring the haunting lore of Asian Mom-ness.  More…

Tiger Moms! Embarrassing fanny pack moms! Warrior with a wok moms! Culled from oral history interviews with live Asian Moms, a combined 80 years of experience with undead brain waves from of our own Asian moms, and Asian moms in popular culture, this show is for everyone curious to find universal truths about crazy mom-dom.

Member Reviews (24)


Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Edgy
Avg Score

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to enjoy a loving tribute to the two performers moms, delivered with lots of humor, slide photos, video, original music, good sound

Don't see it if you are offended by making light of ethnic parent-children relationships, are looking for scary zombies or a play - this is cabaret.

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Resonant

See it if a good cabaret act with significant points made about racism is something you can enjoy.

Don't see it if you only want to see a play.

Resonant, Quirky, Funny

See it if Cathartic very-on-point Asian Am experience lyrics, fun impersonations of her mother, and personal journey towards acceptance of our moms.

Don't see it if Experience of an Asian American/overbearing mom is too foreign/triggering. No zombies, just haunting spirits of departed moms.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You have an Asian mom. If you don't have an Asian mom, but you like hearing other people's stories.

Don't see it if You're going to be offended by Asian mom stereotypes.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You’re ready for a good laugh

Don't see it if You’re looking for serious material

Funny, Disappointing, Cliched, Quirky

See it if you like talking songs, multimedia shows featuring sketches, some stand-up and comedy songs. Seemed to register with Asian women.

Don't see it if you want good singing. Jokes that work. to hear any interesting comments on identity beyond clichés. The show is very loose.

Also There maybe potential here but the show only works in moments for me b... Read more Read less

Solo show + violinist, Mash-up & multi-media, Tries hard to be funny about growing up asian, Needs work, Sweetheart audience of mostly, yes, asian moms!

See it if you're an Asian Mom or raised by an Asian Mom; you're dating someone who has an Asian Mom; you're a Kate Rigg fan; you like ethnic humor

Don't see it if you can't relate to Asian culture; you prefer a bigger show; you like comedians who are super funny

Also Bi-racial Kate Rigg grew up in Canada in a white neighborhood & uses t... Read more Read less

Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a funny and touching mixture of character sketches, stand up, music, and video interviews.

Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional play or musical.

Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Great songwriting, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a comedic, musical variety show about growing up Asian in America featuring two talented performers.

Don't see it if you would rather see a play with a linear narrative; you do not like sketch comedy or songs with jokey lyrics.

Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Original, Blazing a trail for asian american artists & promoting healthy racial conversation,

See it if U want to laugh & have a good time, U are open minded about learning about growing up in other ethnic cultures via humor. U like fun parody.

Don't see it if U dislike comedy. U don’t care about other cultures except your own. U view Asian artists as unacceptable for mainstream & marginal.

Also If U don’t get the title, “Zombie Asian Moms” from the beginning when ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Indulgent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a one woman show accompanied by a great violist talking about Asian Mothers

Don't see it if If you have no interest in Asian culture

Funny, Great singing, Resonant, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You would enjoy some great parody songs and music; Asian tiger mom stereotype humor; personal reflections on mother-daughter relationships

Don't see it if You’re looking for a polished show; there are some great parts (songs, personal reflections), and others that seem out of place (interviews)

Cliched, Funny, Quirky

See it if you understand what it’s like to grow up with Asian parents

Don't see it if Don’t have a sense of humor about Asian culture. Can get offensive at times.

Absorbing, Edgy

See it if A work in progress...a perspective of Asian women on their mom’s attitudes towards adapting to the u.s.

Don't see it if You are not interested in raw material that needs development.

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if If you like music, comedy, characters and poignancy

Don't see it if You want a play and not variety

Heartfelt, Edgy, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you value comedy and truth, feel a kinship having been raised by an overbearing mother (of any race) and can draw parallels to your life.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by straight speaking and occasional profanity, or don't like hardcore music.

Also The show could use a more clearly defined introduction. It feels like ... Read more Read less

Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you have an asian mom; the show was very relatable to how my childhood was, you enjoy violin and parody singing

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor, expect a large musical production

Also While it was a funny parody about the stereotypes of Asian culture, I ... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you enjoy supporting an artist's process as she hones her work reflecting the relationship of asian-american women and their mothers.

Don't see it if you want a polished and thoroughly resolved evening's entertainment.

Also Kate and Lyris are terrific at what they do. This show is most endeari... Read more Read less

Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to hear about growing up Asian and/or want to laugh about Asian parenting (as an Asian, some of the material was very familiar)

Don't see it if Asian stereotypes bother you

Also The violin playing was excellent!... Read more Read less

Clever, Edgy, Ambitious, Open your mind to something new!

See it if You enjoy small, intimate venues with a variety show format

Don't see it if You do not enjoy humor about Asians or really any race or family

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if See it if you like musicals and comedy. If you have a Mom or memories of a Mom you can relate to this funny and poignant show.

Don't see it if Don't see if you don't like comedies about strong and funny Mothers.

Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You are Asian or had a Jewish mother. A fond riff on a overbearing, imperfect but colorful mother. Remembrances through skit and song.

Don't see it if You don't t like violin music as accompaniment, or loud independent women.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Profound

See it if You enjoy live music, stories from cultures and people not usually seen on stage, asian American comedy, songs, excellent electric violin

Don't see it if Are expecting traditional theater or stand up comedy

Riveting, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Edgy

See it if I was totally captivated by this show from the moment it started until it ended. Beautiful music, clever and edgy raps, songs and dance.

Don't see it if You can't handle a bit of coarse language or talk about racial issues or if you're easily offended.

Also This is a FUN and intelligent show. Kate Rigg is totally captivating. ... Read more Read less

December 3rd, 2018
"Rigg never misses a beat when she switches back from herself to her mother. Hung produces wonders from her electric violin...The production would sharpen if a majority of the images felt better timed to the comedy...We’re in the age of 'Crazy Rich Asians' where Asians American artists are starti...
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December 4th, 2018
“Biting, heartfelt, and hilarious, ‘Zombie Asian Moms’ offers a marvelously enjoyable evening of experimental theater...Consistently funny and increasingly moving...’Zombie Asian Moms’ makes clear an appreciation of its eponymous parents without discounting the hurt that they sometimes cause(d) t...
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