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.”
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.
Comedian, writer and advocate Jenny Yang has signed with global entertainment agency WME.
The Taiwanese-born talent, who was raised in California, is best known for creating and hosting “Comedy Crossing,” a virtual standup show set in the world of the popular simulation game “Animal Crossing.”
Vietnam has lost a beloved comedian in Chí Tài, who passed away on Wednesday afternoon after experiencing a stroke at 62.
Untimely death: The Vietnamese star’s motionless body was discovered at the seventh floor’s staircase inside his apartment building in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, his former manager Knanh Hoang confirmed, reports Tuoi Tre News.
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.
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.
Ken Shimura, a 70-year-old veteran slapstick comedian in Japan, has died of pneumonia caused by COVID-19.
The actor and comedian, who was a household name in the 70s and 80s, was hospitalized on March 20 after experiencing a fever and being diagnosed with pneumonia, according to Kyodo News.
A group of “comedians” attempted to create a parody of Gal Gadot’s “Imagine” by singing “Kung Flu Fighting” in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The tone-deaf video was shared by Chrissie Mayr, a comedian and the host of “Wet Spot” on Compound Media.
The man behind the “baby back rat” video has been identified and it turns out that he has a history of creating racist content.
Funny Buzzin (@funnybuzzinhbtl), who identifies himself as a “comedian,” is an Instagram user who creates questionably “funny” and often controversial videos.
American comedian and avid Trump supporter Terrence K. Williams went on a racist rant against Asian people on Twitter amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The comedian’s rant began on March 16 when he posted a three and half minute video of him talking about how it is not racist to call the coronavirus the “China Virus,” a term used by Trump on Twitter.
Comedian Called Racist After Saying Everyone at the Oscars Watching to See If ‘Parasite’ Cast Coughs
Comedian Matt Rife has been accused of racism after posting a tweet that supposedly poked fun at cast members of Bong Joon-ho’s history-changing “Parasite” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old actor, who recently appeared in “Fresh Off the Boat,” “joked” that everyone at the Oscars were “waiting to see if the cast of ‘Parasite’ coughs” — an apparent reference to the notion linking people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean origin to the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Comedian Shane Gillis has issued a statement after generating backlash from a YouTube video of him calling Chinese people “chinks” along with many other derogatory remarks about Chinese culture.
Gillis’ racial slurs came back to haunt him immediately after he was announced as a new cast member for the upcoming season of New Saturday Night Live, alongside writer and comedian Bowen Yang, the show’s first fully East Asian cast member.