Cold Tofu Saying Farewell to 25-Year Member

Cold Tofu in the 1990s. Front row, from left: Marilyn Tokuda, Jason Fong, Robert Covarrubias, Scott Fujimoto. Back row, from left: Helen Ota, Steve Brady, Lisa Jeffers, Zakiyah Reagan, Denise Iketani, Corinne Chooey.

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer

Cold Tofu’s upcoming Alumni Show will be a look back at the comedy troupe through the decades, and a farewell to Helen Ota for 25 years of service.

Cold Tofu, the nation’s first and longest-running Asian American improv and comedy troupe, was founded in 1981 by Marilyn Tokuda, Denice Kumagai, Judy Momii and Irma Escamilla. One of the group’s ’80