"MY OWN PRIVATE SUKIPRATA. The 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors present the evolution of the mythical Asian nation of Sukiprata, a sage and silly saga first staged as a workshop production last year to well deserved acclaim. In this significantly revised version, Grandpa takes grandson Taylor back in time to reveal the secret history and extraterrestrial origins of the Sukipratan people, the little-known masters of us all. On the way, every manner of Asian stereotype and pop cultural caricature receives a thorough spanking. European and U.S. imperialism don't fare any better. Like Culture Clash, the Warriors demonstrate more than a searing, spot-on read of American culture through a particular ethnic lens; they're a first-rate comedic troupe, full of versatility and verve. You don't have to be Sukipratan to find this race-y, spacey and in-your-facey series of deft comedy sketches extremely funny."--Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian (January 24-30, 2001)

"In-Your-Face Troupe Flaunts Convention" by Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News (January 15, 2002)

"Mighty Funny Warriors" by Lisa Hom, SF Weekly (January 17, 2001)

"Face to Face with 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors" by Sandra Chu, Slant (Summer 1997)

"18 MMW Are Busy Defining AA Comedy" by Bernice Yeung, San Jose Metro (July 24-30, 1997)

"Nothing's Sacred" by Carolyn Jung, San Jose Mercury News EYE (June 21, 1996)

"18MMW Rocks Our Second Choice" by Jeff Liu, Pacific Ties (April 29, 1996)

"Asian Comedy Troupe Tickles Bovard Crowd" by Derick Dahilig, Daily Trojan (April 24, 1997)

"Mighty Funny Myths" by Victoria Finlay, South China Morning Post (January 24, 1996)

"Good Enough Mix" by Kevin Ma, FringeCats (January 22, 1996)

"Sending up the Stereotypes" by Dennis Eng, Hong Kong Standard (January 19, 1996)

"Comedy Troupe Mines Asian American Market" by Annie Nakao, San Francisco Examiner (July 13, 1995)


"Nothing is sacred to the Bay Area's only Asian-American skit comedy troupe.  Amy Tan, lactose intolerance, mah-jongg and internment camps all get skewered here."--Carolyn Jung, San Jose Mercury News

"...heartily funny, energetic and fully in touch with the crazy side of 1990s culture."--Victoria Finlay, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

"A mishmash of Monty Python's Flying Circus, In Living Color, Saturday Night Live and Culture Clash."--Annie Nakao, San Francisco Examiner

"It's not purely Asian American comedy.  They step out and make a broader statement.  And the difference is that they can make fun of themselves.  It's not 'pity, pity, pity me for being Asian American,' but 'laugh with me, laugh at me, if you'd like to, because I invite you to.'"--Tamlyn Tomita, actor

"It's 3:00 a.m., and I cannot forget a comedy group we just produced at our late night comedy slam in San Francisco. There were many militant groups, but one took the cake in its militancy, activism and sheer brilliance. Peep the 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS. They fuckin' rule!"--Richard Montoya, Culture Clash

"18 Mighty Mountain Warriors from San Francisco have exhausted virtually everything in the comic repertoire to put together an evening of comedy skits that even the creators of New York's famed Saturday Night Live might be proud of."--Kevin Ma, FringeCats (Hong Kong)

"In these tiptoe-around-the-issues-let's-not-offend-anybody times, the Warriors go out of their way to prick sensibilities ... They buck Asian American stereotypes by making you laugh."--Pat Corcoran, Face Magazine

"Limited by stereotypes but undaunted by the difficulties inherent in mainstream American theatre, the members of the San Francisco-based 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors... are a mixed bag when it comes to poking fun at the many issues concerning Asian-Americans."--Dennis Eng, Hong Kong Standard

 "The 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors bring on tears of laughter!"--J.K. Hom, AsianWeek

"They have some very good writing, and they're all outstanding performers."--Dan Kwong, Curator, Treasure in the House Performance Series at Highways Performance Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 "The 18MMW are best known for their outlandish skits where anything goes ..."--Keith Nitta and Jeff Liu, Rafu Shimpo

"Everybody from the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors, GET THE FUCK OUT!"--some proprietor at some bar, somewhere


"More Russell Wong jokes, please.  And no matter what anyone says, MORE GUNS."--Michelle Collins, Los Angeles, California

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