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Trailer for Jo Koy’s first feature film ‘Easter Sunday’ released

  • Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Films have released the official trailer for “Easter Sunday,” starring Filipino American stand-up comedian Jo Koy and Chinese American actor Jimmy O. Yang. 
  • The film follows a fictionalized version of Koy as he returns home with his son to his “riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family” for an Easter celebration in the Bay Area, according to an official synopsis of the movie. 
  • “Easter Sunday,” inspired by the comedian’s own life experiences, is a love letter to the Filipino American community. 
  • The film, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by Ken Cheng, is set to premiere in theaters on Aug. 5. 

Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Films released the official trailer for “Easter Sunday,” starring Filipino American stand-up comedian Jo Koy.

The film, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by Ken Cheng, follows a fictionalized version of Koy as he returns home with his son to his “riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family” for an Easter celebration in the Bay Area, according to an official synopsis of the movie. 

‘American Idol’ brings former contestant William Hung back for its 20th anniversary special

  • Several former contestants were invited to return for American Idol’s “The Great Idol Reunion” 20th anniversary episode, including William Hung. 
  • Hung, 39, skyrocketed to fame in 2004 as a 20-year-old engineering student at the time for his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs.”
  • On Monday, show host Ryan Seacrest introduced the guest as someone “whose very name [was] synonymous with ‘American Idol’” before Hung belted out his signature cover while thrusting his hips side to side to the beat of the music. 
  • After his performance on Monday, Hung shared that, as a motivational speaker now, he tells people, “Everyone has the right to try something new without being judged or ridiculed.”

Several former contestants were invited to return for American Idol’s “The Great Idol Reunion” 20th anniversary episode, including William Hung, 39, who skyrocketed to fame in 2004 for his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs.”

On Monday, show host Ryan Seacrest began the segment by stating, “I can’t help but feel that someone is missing the party.”

Holiday film ‘Love Hard’ starring Jimmy O. Yang as a dating app catfish is surprise No. 1 on Netflix

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Love Hard,” a holiday romantic comedy that stars comedian Jimmy O. Yang, was the most-watched movie on Netflix in the U.S. and the U.K. early this week.

It’s number one: The film, directed by Hernán Jiménez, was the No. 1 movie on Netflix from Monday to Wednesday, as per Flixpatrol, a website that gathers streaming data about films and TV shows, We Got This Covered reported.

William Hung Responds to Jimmy O. Yang, Joe Rogan for Saying He ‘Set Back Asians’ and He’s ‘Mentally Challenged’

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William Hung has responded to negative comments from Jimmy O. Yang and Joe Rogan, saying that he is open to having a constructive conversation about the matter.

In June, Yang sat for an interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” in which he shared about receiving an offer to star in a William Hung biopic.

Jimmy O. Yang Drove for Uber to Survive During ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 1

A strip club DJ, a shoe salesman, an employee at a restaurant called Chop Suey, and an Uber driver — these are just some of the many jobs Jimmy O. Yang held before making it big as a stand-up comic.

The Hong Kong-born comedian wanted to be a businessman just like his father when he was growing up and he learned some business tactics while trading Pokémon cards with his friends in sixth grade.

Asian American Actors Dominate Upcoming Film ‘Wish Dragon’

Jackie Chan and Constance Wu, amongst other Asian actors, are slated to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s “Wish Dragon.”

Creators of the Chinese co-production are also in talks with “Star Trek” actor John Cho and “Silicon Valley” actor Jimmy O. Yang for the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong, and Bobby Lee are also signed on.

Meet the ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ Teaching Others ‘How to American’

I was first introduced to Jimmy O. Yang after seeing him on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” where he plays Jian-Yang, a Chinese app developer struggling to immerse himself in American culture while creating groundbreaking apps, like the infamous Not Hotdog app.

Yang’s character instantly became my favorite, and I laughed as he outshined his co-stars with his personality. In one scene, Jian-Yang gets confused and physically looks up after being asked, “What’s up?”