A Black comedian has come under fire over a sketch about a “Blasian” restaurant that shows her donning a traditional Chinese costume and speaking in a mock Asian accent.
Kinigra Deon first posted “Welcome to Ki-Mon Chi Blasian House” in February, but the skit recently resurfaced among Asian community groups on Facebook.
“Fresh Off The Boat” and “Always Be My Maybe” star, Randall Park, has been tapped to co-host a hybrid alternative-scripted series called “True Story.”
Park will be joined by “The Office” and “The Hangover” star Ed Helms in the comedic series, according to Deadline.
Comedian Kristina Wong‘s award-winning web series that empowers Asian American children to embrace their identities and support timely social movements is now out for its second season.
“Radical Cram School,” featuring Wong, Asian American children and plenty of puppets, dropped six new episodes on Jan. 16, covering topics from gun control to undocumented immigration to gender identity.
“Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” has been greenlit for a second season.
Comedy Central broke the news on Tuesday, one week before the show’s Season 1 premiere.
Netflix made Ronny Chieng change the title of his upcoming special because “nobody knows” him, the comedian said in a new interview.
His stand-up tour, which premieres next week, ultimately went with “Asian Comedian Destroys America!” — a fitting choice as he continues to break Asian stereotypes since “The Daily Show” and “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Netflix has more exciting things lined up for Ali Wong fans.
After the massive success of Wong’s 2016 stand-up special “Baby Cobra” and last year’s “Hard Knock Wife,” the comedian is set to do two new stand-up specials for the streaming service.
Ming-Na Wen has been tapped to guest-star in Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens,” an upcoming series loosely based on Awkwafina’s — or Nora Lum’s — life growing up in outer-borough New York City.
The “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star, who was recently cast in “Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” will play Sandra, Nora’s “bohemian, earthy and spiritual aunt who comes for a visit,” according to TV Line.
Asian visibility in Western media has long been a hot-button topic. One of the few forms of entertainment in which Asian people have found mainstream success is in comedy. Whether it be in the realm of standup, sketch comedy or YouTube videos, Asian comedians have found a place to express themselves in American media.
You wake up on a Saturday morning and go down for breakfast. You immediately notice that your meal is WAY lighter than usual.
“We are going to buffet tonight with your grandma, uncles, aunties, and cousins! Don’t eat so much!” your mom yells from the kitchen.
A Norwegian YouTuber, known simply as Mr. Yabatan, has become quite a hit in Japan for his antics playing a silly foreigner.
Mr. Yabatan, who has kept his real name a secret for privacy reasons, started his “cultural comedy” back in 2014. His Instagram account boasts of more than 375,000 followers while his YouTube channel has so far racked up a total of over 6.7 million views.
ABC has ordered a comedy pilot with the working title “Lazy Rich Asians,” reportedly influenced by the phenomenal “Crazy Rich Asians” on Monday.
The show is written by Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for her work on Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.”