Cold Tofu Presents ‘Gilmore Girls’-Themed Improv Show


Keiko Agena is known for playing Lane Kim on "Gilmore Girls."

Keiko Agena is known for playing Lane Kim on “Gilmore Girls.”


PASADENA — “Gilmore Girls” star Keiko Agena joins Cold Tofu Improv for a night of comedy on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

Cold Tofu Improv is the nation’s first Asian American improv and sketch group, dedicated to presenting diverse images of AAPIs in comedy. Joining Agena on stage are Cold Tofu performing cast members Jully Lee, Helen Ota, Mike Palma, Will Choi, Aaron Aoki, Jhemon Lee and Johnny Ye, and musician Howard Ho.

Agena played Lane Kim in “Gilmore Girls” for seven years and reprises her role in the upcoming revival, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” premiering on Netflix later this month. She is well known in the Los Angeles improv scene, having studied at Upright Citizens Brigade, iOWest and Groundlings, and performs with improv teams Ham Radio, RJP and Totally Heather.

Emily Kuroda will reprise her role as Lane’s mom in the revival. She was tentatively scheduled to take part in the improv show but will be unable to do so.