Formed seven years ago when performers from the Asian American Theater Company banded together, the home-grown troupe's brand of no-holds-barred humor explores culturally specific topics as well as touchy social issues like the stereotype of Asian-American men as emasculated, all from a tongue-in-cheek "golden brown perspective." Controversial and risqué, the Mountain Warriors shy away from few subjects, earning them comparisons to In Living Color, Saturday Night Live, and Monty Python.
A slight departure from the Warriors' usual format of unconnected skits, Sukiprata is centered around a single theme -- the mythical Asian island country of the title. Although the routine may be a small deviation, the rowdy comedy will be the same, poking fun at everything from imperialism and immigration to fortune cookies. And though you don't need to be Asian to find these Warriors funny, you do need to have a sense of humor.