Mr. Yunioshi

solo performance · some sort of show · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show
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VIVI THAI certified reviewer July 12, 2019
Moving and fun, this show brought up a near-and-dear issue of appropriation and taking a look at the other side. This is exactly what "meta" is meant for! J. Elijah Cho takes a controversial piece of artistic history and fills it with compassion while still not condoning the facts. He got to the heart of the matter in a really fun way, proving that comedy can still punch you in the gut.... full review
JENNIFER CHUN certified reviewer July 13, 2019
This wonderfully multilayered comedy made me laugh, and then it made me want to cry because the subject matter hit me close to home as I am the mother of two CeltoKorean daughters who struggle with the subtle undertones (and not so subtle undertones) of racism in their daily lives and careers. The tongue in cheek humor was brilliantly rendered - a real Fringe delight. ... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: funny · clever · Perceptive
Brilliant writing and acting. Shows the human face behind an offensive caricature. ... full review
DEANNE MILLAIS certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: charming · funny · insightful
I absolutely loved this show. It is sincerely one of my favorite (top 2 for sure) of every show I've seen so far - of about a dozen this weekend. I have been recommending it to everyone I know. I had no idea what to expect and I was utterly charmed by the performance, writing, and direction. If you remember those old Mickey Rooney films, or Rooney's interviews in his older age, you'll get a huge kick out of this. GO!!... full review
ZACHARY BERNSTEIN certified reviewer June 14, 2019
“Mr. Yunioshi is the must-see solo show of the Hollywood Fringe this year. It’s smart, fresh, clever, funny from start to finish, and exactly the kind of show you hope to see during Fringe." Read the full review here: full review
NADIA ANWAR certified reviewer June 15, 2019
What an incredible show. I have to say from an Asian stand point, thank you. Thank you for having the courage to tell this story and this narrative because it’s real. Congratulations, this show is incredible, he mixed the perfect amount of hilarity and truth. ... full review
PAM EBERHARDT certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Brilliant, Charming, Poignant. ... full review
MATT ALMOS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Mr. Yunioshi is a 50 minute gem - a smart and original piece of satire, that sheds light on one of the most infamously racist performances in cinema history. J Elijah Cho has a dry and effortless touch as both performer and writer, deftly balancing absurdity, sincerity and darkness. I do not know Mr. Cho, but look forward to seeing more from him.... full review
YO FRANK certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Hilarious, insightful and generous. ... full review
RACHEL MCKAY STEELE certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Jonathan has created something truly unique and important. A rare mix of subtle poignancy and outright indictment that is always joyful and entertaining to watch... full review