Which is the funniest comedy troupe you’ve never heard of? Well, open your ears, because you’re about to find out when the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors and the ImaginAsian Center present the Los Angeles premiere of the Emmy winning documentary “The Mighty Warriors of Comedy!” Using a combination of personal interviews and live concert footage, “The Mighty Warriors of Comedy” takes a look at the members of this innovative all Asian American comedy troupe from the Bay Area as they struggle for success and deal with the ups and downs of life. They’ve been “Up and Coming” since 1994, but will that change as some of them make the move to Los Angeles? They’re trying to sell out but will anyone buy?
In addition to the screening of the documentary, the evening will also feature a live performance by the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, and a special collaboration with the Tuesday Night Cafe Project, featuring Keiko Agena, Alison De La Cruz, Shin Kawasaki, and traci kato-kiriyama.” Emcee for the evening will be actress Tamlyn Tomita (Day After Tomorrow, The Joy Luck Club, The Eye). Also present will be producers Kibi Anderson and Sung H. Kim.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Little Tokyo Recreation Center. LTSC Community Development Corporation is a non-profit community-based organization, which has been providing services for over 29 years to the greater Los Angeles community. Programs include but are not limited to: assistance for victims of domestic violence, support groups, child abuse and neglect outreach, emergency food and shelter assistance, affordable housing, and community redevelopment.
WHEN: July 17, Thursday, 8pm
WHERE: The ImaginAsian Center, 251 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
PRICES: Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 each for groups of 10 or more.
Reservations/Info: 818-754-4500 or email 18mightymountainwarriors [at] gmail [dot]