Cold Tofu

Shows

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS! Comedy Fest

 

Respect Your Elders! Comedy Fest will honor the legends of Asian American sketch and improv comedy, produced by AsianAF with Aaron Takahashi and Tony Garbanzos. COLD TOFU performs on Friday, October 11 at 8pm and will feature Cold Tofu Alumni Performers: Robert Covarrubias, Helen H. Ota, Steve Brady and Michael C. Palma with Aaron Takahashi as MC. For tickets and more information, http://www.eastwestplayers.org/news/asian-af-fest/

 

COLD TOFU COMPANY presents…

 

Cold Tofu celebrates a myriad of made-up holidays this May with their first ever Company Conservatory Showcase!  We'll use the forces of improvisation to stay 'N Sync as we make up games, scenes, and songs right before your very eyes!!!

SATURDAY MAY 4 @ 7PM

 

Admission $15 | At the Door or Online

Admission includes free raffle ticket for opportunity drawing at the end of the show for prizes! (i.e. fine wine, gift cards)
Running time: approx 80 min

Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School
329 N. Garfield Avenue | Montebello 90640

Free Parking in Repetto lot - entrance on Repetto

Starring

LISA HORIKAWA
VICTOR LA
RICKY PAK
MINA SON
KARI VANEGAS
SHANNON WONG
ELAINE WU
with musician HOWARD HO 

Proceeds benefit Cold Tofu and CSHM High School Drama Department!!

 

MARCUS EVANS & FRIENDS AT SECOND CITY

 
A59821DD-B70B-4E15-8115-4E26F38DBB0B.jpg


COLD TOFU PERFORMING
@ “MARCUS EVANS & FRIENDS”

MARCH 27, 2019 @ 10:30pm
$5 Admission, No Drink Minimum

COLD TOFU CAST
DOREEN CALDERON, JULLY LEE, MICHAEL PALMA
PETER PASCO & VICTORIA TATE

Also featuring Stand-Up Comedians
AMIR KABIRI
MARCUS EVANS
CHARLENE PRLINIER

…and Improv Groups
EJJIE’S
SMALL DOCTOR

SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD
6560 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA


cold tofu @COMPOSE LA

compose la image.jpg
 

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is spearheading a new city-wide music presentation and lecture series for 2019, Music x Ideas x Space = Compose LA. From Feb 6 - 27, Angelenos and visitors will be able to experience performances across the LA region as music and ideas intertwine at historic concert venues and hidden underground spaces throughout the city.

TUESDAY, February 12, 7:30 pm

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center x Compose LA
Location: JACCC | Aratani Theatre Black Box, 244 South San Pedro St, Los Angeles
Artist: Howard Ho w/ COLD TOFU & the creators of TALES OF CLAMOR
COLD TOFU
members JULLY LEE and MICHAEL C. PALMA will perform musical improv
FREE ADMISSION | RSVP: HERE

 

A LITTLE TOKYO CHRISTMAS

 
LT Xmas.png
 
 

COLD TOFU performs in A LITTLE TOKYO CHRISTMAS in PETER GUY: XMAS EPISODE, a radio play by Thomas Oshiro. Starring: Michael Palma, Helen Ota and Kurt Kuniyoshi, featuring COLD TOFU friends Greg Watanabe, Keiko Kawashima and Ping Wu.

Come and enjoy holiday music, dancing, laughter and a little Xmas shopping at the return of this holiday event in Little Tokyo. Don’t miss all the talented performers and community celebrities performing on stage and selling their crafts at the Holiday Gift Boutique (proceeds to benefit free public programs at JACCC).

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Michael Hagiwara
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Dan Kazunori Taguchi
STAGE MANAGER: Anna Woo

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 at 2pm

ARATANI THEATRE | Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Ave. | Los Angeles 90012 (Little Tokyo)
Admission: $20-50

TICKETS

 

COLD TOFU IN COMEDY COMEDY FEST 2018

Sunday, October 14 @ 1pm

 

ASIAN AF presents 6 comedy shows at COMEDY COMEDY FEST 2018!!

COLD TOFU performs in ASIAN AF #4 starring Corinne Chooey, Doreen Calderon, Peter Pasco and Victoria Tate, accompanied by Howard Ho, MC’d by Jully Lee... Join us for another epic Asian American comedy take-down!!! For more info on show schedule
CLICK HERE

Sunday, October 14, 2018
1pm - 2:30pm
Admission $15 |JACCC Members $12
TICKETS

Japanese American Community and Cultural Center | Garden Room A
244 S. San Pedro Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

COLD TOFU IN family-friendly comedy show

 
Featuring performers from COLD TOFU’s main performing cast: DOREEN CALDERON, PETER PASCO and VICTORIA TATE

Featuring performers from COLD TOFU’s main performing cast: DOREEN CALDERON, PETER PASCO and VICTORIA TATE

 

COLD TOFU @ COMPANY OF ANGELS 9/29

 
cold tofu improv jam 2018 group silly 2.jpg
 

The nation's first and longest running Asian American comedy improv troupe performs at LA's first and longest running repertory theater!!

Join us on September 29 and see the cast of COLD TOFU perform improvised scenes, songs and games for the first time at Company of Angels' new space at Legacy LA.

SATURDAY, Saturday 29, 2018 at 7:30pm | Running Time: 1 hour

Company of Angels (Legacy LA)
1350 San Pablo St | Los Angeles, CA 90033
Plenty of free parking in lot!

At the Door: $7
Admission includes a free opportunity drawing raffle ticket for prizes (gifts cards, Sanrio gift bags, T-shirts and fine wine!)

CAST: Doreen Calderon, Corinne Chooey and Jully Lee with featured players Howard Ho and Shannon Wong with musician Allen Simpson

Special guest emcee: Aaron Takahashi

 

COLD TOFU improv show on 7/29

 
CT Cast_6-21-18_0047 (2).jpg
 
 

Join us on July 29 and see the main performing cast of COLD TOFU perform improvised scenes, songs and games. Admission includes a free opportunity drawing raffle ticket.

SUNDAY, July 29, 2018 at 7pm

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs from courtyard)
39 S. El Molino | Pasadena, CA 9110

At the Door: $12

Lots of chances to win in the opportunity drawing: Swag bags, gift bags, gift cards, fine wine and a 1-year annual membership to the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center (JACCC).

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cast: Doreen Calderon,  Jully Lee, Michael C. Palma, Peter Pasco, and Victoria Tate, featuring guest performers Shannon Wong and Howard Ho with musician Allen Simpson. Also performing, improv group STINKY TOFU featuring Brian Sniegowski, Gary Calvin, Carin Chea and Julio Urquidi.

 

JANM Free Family Days 5/12

CAST: Doreen Calderon, Tiffany Mualem, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Mike Palma

CAST: Doreen Calderon, Tiffany Mualem, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Mike Palma

 

JANM Free Family Days: Identity, My-dentity. A celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and JANM’s exhibition, hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project. Crafts, performances, and other activities will explore themes of identity and personal heritage. FREE ALL DAY

Saturday, May 12, 2018
11am - 4pm
Cold Tofu performs 2–2:30pm

Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave | Los Angeles 90012

COLD TOFU will perform improvised scenes and games based on audience suggestions. We may even call you up on stage to perform with us! Fun for all ages. 
Reserved seating for members.  MORE INFO

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY SHOW 4/22

 
CAST: Tiffany Mualem, Tony Kim and Doreen Calderon

CAST: Tiffany Mualem, Tony Kim and Doreen Calderon

MARCUS EVANS presents a Family Friendly Comedy Show featuring COLD TOFU.
Come down and join us for this fun family-friendly fabulously fantastic FREE fomedy fow! -- COMEDY SHOW. Also featuring comedians Diana Darling, Cammy Aguilar and Improv Teams IDENTICAL FRIENDS and MAMACITAS.

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 at 6pm
THE CLUBHOUSE |1607 N. Vermont | Los Angeles 90027

FREE ADMISSION | No cover, no drink minimum

 

staged reading of new musical

pretendo banner.jpg
 

COLD TOFU, in collaboration with Center Theatre Group, presents staged readings of PRETENDO, a new 8-bit musical.

It's 1985, and Sally really wants to be accepted by the cool kids at the arcade. When Kendrick, the coolest one of all, finally notices her, Sally's world turns upside down. She is transported to the land of Arcadia, a magical 8-bit realm where she becomes the prophesied Space Warrior. Her mission is to help the Kingdom of Tari defeat the evil Tendo empire. It's a dream come true…until she learns that dying in Arcadia means game over, with no resets or continues.

Music and Lyrics by HOWARD HO
Book by HOWARD HO and JULLY LEE
Directed by JULLY LEE

Featuring Cold Tofu performers MICHAEL C. PALMA, DOREEN CALDERON and TIFFANY MUALEM
And special guest performers JESSICA RAU, BEN PALACIOS and KEVIN MATSUMOTO

TIME AND LOCATIONS
APRIL 17 at 6pm -- Benjamin Franklin Library | 2200 E First St, L.A., CA 90033
APRIL 18 at 6pm -- Malabar Library | 2801 Wabash Ave, L.A., CA 90033
APRIL 19 at 6pm -- Robert Louis Stevenson Library | 803 Spence St, L.A., CA 90023
running time: 50 min

Please allow plenty of time for parking
MORE INFO

 

SECOND CITY DIVERSITY SHOWCASE

 
Second City Diversity Festival 2017.png
 
 

COLD TOFU performs at the 2nd Annual Second City Diversity Showcase, splitting the hour with friends from ROOM TO IMPROV. Join us for an hour of short form improv - we'll make our tofu hot for you.

SATURDAY, October 21, 2017 at 2pm

SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD
Brick Box Theatre, 2nd Floor
6560 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA

Admission $10

Also performing: ROOM TO IMPROV
Running Time: 1 hour

Performing Cast: Doreen Calderon, Corinne Chooey, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Victoria Tate

 

first improv show on 9/22

 

new performing cast performs together for the first time!

"cold tofu: pilot, episode 1"

For the first time in Cold Tofu's history, we have auditioned improvisors to join the main performing cast and we have put together the AWESOMEST group of improvisors. Join us on Sept 22 for a night of short form games and see us PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Admission includes a free opportunity drawing raffle ticket.

FRIDAY, September 22 at 8pm

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs from courtyard)
39 S. El Molino | Pasadena, CA 91101

Earlybird Online: $9 (discount available until 9/15)
At the Door: $12

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cast: Doreen Calderon, Corinne Chooey, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Matthew Nye, Victoria Tate,
Emmett Ferguson, Angelie Meehan, and Kurt Yamamoto with musician Howard Ho

 

COLD TOFU ALUMNI SHOW 4/22

 
 

WE'RE BOILING IT BACK WITH THE OLDIES FROM THE 90'S-00'S

 

After 25 years of performing with Cold Tofu, Helen Ota will be retiring -- sadface/cry!!! We're sending her off by bringing back her compadres for her final show as a Core Performing Member.

Come check out all your favorite Cold Tofu'ers through the decades as we revisit Cold Tofu circa 1990's-2000's! 

Starring your favorite Cold Tofu celebrities from years past: Helen Ota, Steve Brady, Robert Covarrubias, Denise Iketani and Aaron Takahashi... with SPECIAL GUESTS Marilyn Tokuda and Denice Kumagai!

Running Time: 75 minutes

Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:30pm

SFXC - Maryknoll Main Auditorium
222 S. Hewitt St. | Los Angeles 90012

Admission: $7

Street parking and valet parking available - $5 with Cold Tofu validation | Valet parking entrance on 3rd St.