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Nigel Ng, AKA Ungle Roger, left alleged 5-story brothel in Jakarta with a very unexpected regret

Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, who rose to online fame for his Uncle Roger persona, recently shared the story of how an investor brought him to a “swanky” five-story “brothel” in Jakarta, Indonesia.

During Episode 32 of the podcast “HAIYAA with Nigel Ng,” which was released on Wednesday, the 31-year-old comedian said he went to Jakarta on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 as part of his “HAIYAA World Tour.”

Japanese American comedian gets standing ovation from Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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  • Japanese American stand-up comedian Aiko Tanaka received four “yeses” and a standing ovation from judge Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act, as Cowell described it, on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 audition.
  • Tanaka’s stand-up routine focused on her immigration experience in America.
  • All four judges expressed how much fun they had listening to Tanaka’s comedy routine, with Cowell describing her bit as “So funny. So naughty.”
  • “From the minute you walked out, you got us, you know. And the best sign if a comedian is doing well, obviously, is the audience,” Cowell continued. “And I really liked your reaction afterward, because I could see how much this reaction meant to you as well.”

A Japanese American stand-up comedian received four “yeses” from “America’s Got Talent” judges and a standing ovation from Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act.

Aiko Tanaka auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 on Tuesday. Tanaka, a Japanese-born comedian, tickled the funny bones of judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Cowell with her jokes about her immigration experience in America.

‘I really regret not getting the vaccine’: Comedian Christian Cabrera, known as ‘Chinese Best Friend,’ dies at 40

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  • Christian Cabrera, known as the internet comedian “Chinese Best Friend,” has died at the age of 40 from the coronavirus.
  • Cabrera reportedly expressed his regret to his family for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine before passing from a pneumonia infection from his lungs.
  • His brother, Jino Cabrera, has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with the comedian’s funeral and memorial expenses.

Southern Californian father and comedian Christian Cabrera expressed his regret for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine before passing away on Friday evening.

Christian Cabrera, known for his stage name “Chinese Best Friend” on a podcast with actor and comedian Michael Blackson, reportedly texted his brother to express his regret over not getting vaccinated two days before dying from COVID-19, according to Fox News.

‘Easy, Medium, Hard and Asian’: The origins of the viral ’emotional damage’ TikTok meme

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  • In a trending meme on TikTok, the audio from a clip of an Asian man yelling “emotional damage” has been paired with a multitude of videos for comedic effect.
  • The man behind the meme is Chinese Irish comedian and actor Steven He, who has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube, where the “emotional damage” clip originated.

In a popular TikTok meme, creators stitch together videos with a clip of Chinese Irish comedian and actor Steve He yelling “emotional damage!”

The meme’s origins were tracked down by the website “The Teal Mango,” which explained that the viral video was pulled from one of He’s YouTube videos, “When ‘Asian’ is a Difficulty Mode.” The original video has accrued almost 12 million views since it was first uploaded in September, as of this writing. The now famous sound byte occurs around the 1:07 mark. 

Comedian Vir Das’ blistering ‘two Indias’ critique blasted as ‘defamation,’ ‘soft terrorism’

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Indian comedian Vir Das has recently come under fire from right-wing groups in India for using his standup routine to discuss controversial topics, including sexual violence and the farmers’ protests in the country.

What he said: During a performance in Washington D.C., Das spoke of “Two Indias” while highlighting the hypocrisy and corruption in how the country has dealt with sexual violence, farmers’ rights, COVID-19 safety, age disparities in politics, and more.

‘I Accept Apologies’: Margaret Cho Says She’s Forgiven Jay Leno for His Anti-Asian Jokes

Margaret Cho has forgiven fellow comedian Jay Leno for his anti-Asian jokes, most of which had perpetuated the racist stereotype that Asians consume dogs and cats.

What Leno did: Between 2002 and 2012, Leno, now 71, made at least nine jokes about Koreans or Chinese people eating dogs and cats, according to the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA). The group is a nonprofit dedicated to advocating “balanced, sensitive, and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans.”

Tony Hinchcliffe Spews Racist Comments After Being Introduced by Asian Comedian in Texas

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American stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made several racist comments during a comedy show in Austin last week as Asian Americans continue to face rising hate crimes across the country.

The video: Peng Dang, a Chinese national stand-up comedian who performs in the U.S., shared a brief video of Hinchcliffe during their show last week, where the former introduced him on stage.

South Korean Comedian, Mother Found Dead at Home in Suspected Suicide

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Comedian Park Ji-sun, 35, and her mother were both found dead inside their home on Monday, according to South Korean police, which announced they will no longer perform an autopsy on the two.

Park’s father called the police after he could not reach his daughter and wife on Nov. 2, according to The Star Malaysia. They were found dead when the police arrived at their home in Mapo District, Seoul at around 1:44 p.m.

How Comedian Simmone Park Struggled With Not Wanting to Be White, Being Accepted as an Asian

Simmone Park, like many Asians around the world, struggled with coming to terms with her dual identity as a North Korean Canadian woman.

As a speaker and standup comedian, Park had an honest and vulnerable conversation with NextShark where she opened up about her journey of overcoming racism as a child. This eventually manifested itself as internalized racism in her adult years.