SPREADING ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH LAUGHTER!
RICE: Asian Comedy Showcase returns to the iconic Rivoli to celebrate Asian Heritage Month! Starring fan favourite Jen Sakato, chosen by RICE’s audience as the must-have headliner for our first show back since the pandemic lockdown.
Hosted by Vong Show, official spokesperson for gay, super cute Asians. Featuring American comedians Angela Kimmel (Atlanta) and Ricky Sim (New York City) making their Canadian stage debuts! Also special appearances from rising stars Sebastian D. Chow and Ronald Hae.
Since its launch during Asian Heritage Month (May 2019) as Canada’s first all-Asian monthly stand-up comedy revue, RICE has consistently played to sold out audiences and garnered glowing reviews from prestigious Canadian media outlets including CBC Comedy, NOW Magazine and Mooney on Theatre.
GLENN SUMI (NOW Magazine Theatre Critic): “…RICE was a phenomenal show. Diverse, inclusive, tightly run and – most important – very, very funny… a revelation!”
MOONEY ON THEATRE REVIEW (Sarah Siddiqui): “…there was something to love about every performer. I felt really impressed by the diversity of performance styles and found Vong Sho to be a grounding presence between each act… Asian or not, it is well worth adding to your list of date nights and things to see in the city…”
ACCESSIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE
Rivoli is a fully accessible space for audience members. Street-level access with accessible washroom between bar and backroom.
This event will be fully compliant with Ontario COVID-19 rules. Masks are recommended but not required.
7:30 PM Doors Open with Musical Guest During Seating
8:00 PM Show Starts (Promptly!)
8:45 PM Intermission
9:30 PM Show Ends
TICKETS $20 Online + Taxes/Fees. Special early bird pricing ends May 15. Tabled Seating for Groups of 4+ Available for Additional Fee. Limited tickets available at the door for $30 cash. Tickets fully refundable (minus Universe processing fees) up to 24 hours before show starts, no questions asked.