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‘We love free sh*t’: Comedian Irene Tu is unafraid of poking fun at her Chinese background in new album

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  • Stand-up comedian Irene Tu released her first album, titled “We’re Done Now,” last week on her website.
  • The 15-track album is composed of material compiled over a span of a decade and is nothing short of hilarious.
  • Crowned one of Vulture’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2019” prior to the pandemic, the Chicago native has since opened for big industry names, such as fellow stand-up comedian and close friend Taylor Tomlinson.
  • Tu’s album humorously covers a wide range of topics — everything from “Coming Out” as gay to her mom (Track 4 on the album), to liking “Boring Sex,” to being a “Single Juggler,” all with a fresh twist.
  • When asked to describe her comedy style in one sentence, Tu replies: “I hate describing my own comedy but… I would say in general it’s like if Larry David was a millennial and very dark.”
  • Tu is currently on tour and is next scheduled to perform in Boulder on April 11 and Chicago from April 12 through 16.

Full of material compiled over the span of a decade, stand-up comedian Irene Tu’s new 15-track album is nothing short of hilarious.

A Chicago native, Tu has performed on big platforms such as “The Drew Barrymore Talk Show” and Comedy Central’s “Clusterfest.” She released her first album, titled “We’re Done Now,” late last month on her website.

Comedian Uncle Roger’s joke about Ukraine falls flat with netizens

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  • Chinese Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known as his Uncle Roger persona, received online backlash for promoting his world standup tour in a tweet referencing Ukraine.
  • “Adding some Ukraine dates to my Haiyaa world tour! Stay tuned…” he joked with a laughing emoji after Russia had launched an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
  • Many netizens deemed the joke as insensitive, with Twitter users telling him to apologize.
  • Uncle Roger is currently on his “Haiyaa World Tour,” which has dates set across the U.K., North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Comedian Nigel Ng, better known as Uncle Roger, received online backlash following an insensitive tweet referencing Ukraine. 

The 30-year-old Chinese Malaysian stand-up comedian took to Twitter to promote his world tour on Feb. 24, just after Russia had launched an invasion into Ukraine, by posting, “Adding some Ukraine dates to my Haiyaa world tour! Stay tuned…” along with a laughing emoji.

Kristina Wong’s ‘Radical Cram School’ is Now Out for Season 2

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.

Ming-Na Wen Lands Super Chill Role in Awkwafina’s New Comedy Show

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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.

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