‘The Most RACES Show on Earth!’ Comedy Showcase at Boone Saloon Oct. 17 Fights Racism Through Laughter

Published Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Oct. 15, 2012. Racial stereotypes, ethnic clichés and culture differences will be at the forefront on Oct. 17 as the Boone Saloon hosts one of North America’s most entertaining multicultural comedic showcases, “The Most RACES Show on Earth!”

MRSOE! is a stand-up comedy show that examines racial and ethnic differences through the lens of laughter. After selling out numerous venues in Canada and the United States since 2005, MRSOE! is embarking on its first tour across the southeastern U.S. The show in Boone is one of 16 stops.

“The Most RACES Show on Earth! helps us to better understand one another,” said Neil Bansil, creator and producer of MRSOE! “The barriers between cultures cannot be easily dissolved; sometimes it’s actually the shock value of a lot of the jokes that inspires people to start thinking. The more we realize our differences, the more we are the same because we all laugh at the same things.” 

This show features a rotating cast of eight funny and edgy comedians from various ethnicities including: Noah Gardenswartz (Jewish-American – 2012 Bay Area Comedy Competition Semi-finalist); Mia Jackson (African-American – Writer for 2011 BET Soul Train Awards); Viet Huynh (Vietnamese-American – 2009 Southeastern Funny People Search Winner); Daniel Tirado (Polish-Peruvian – Montreal’s Just for Laughs), Landry (Jamaican-Canadian – 2012 World Series of Comedy Winner), Rob Haze (African-American – Laughing Skull Lounge); Trixx (Ghanaian-Canadian – NY Comedy Festival); and Neil Bansil (Filipino-Canadian-American – Creator MRSOE!). 

Each comedian is given 10 to 12 minutes to deliver the no-holds-barred material of their choice and while not every joke is about race, each comedian will showcase their best material offering a fast-paced show of filler-free comedy.

The Most RACES Show on Earth! attests to the fact that stereotypes can be funny, at least when presented in the right light,” says Bansil on the MRSOE! website. “It’s no secret that on the surface we have our idiosyncrasies but ironically the more we realize our differences the more we are the same because we all laugh at the same things.”

The Most RACES Show on Earth! takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9 p.m., at Boone Saloon. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. A portion of the proceeds from each show will go towards the YWCA Stand Against Racism initiative. For tickets, visit www.mrsoe.com or visit the Boone Saloon at 489 W. King St.

For more information, visit www.mrsoe.com

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