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.
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.
- Hinchcliffe referred to Dang as a “filthy little f*cking ch*nk” as he asked the crowd to give Dang a round of applause.
- The audience cheered and laughed at Hinchcliffe’s remark.
- He then put on a fake Asian accent and said, “Oh, we make gunpowder,” “Oh, you want extra soy sauce” and “Oh, you borrow money from us.”
- The video also went viral on Tiktok shared by @mikekimcomedy.
Dang told NextShark on Wednesday that he was shocked and upset by the comment, which followed Dang’s opening act that included a segment on the #StopAsianHate movement. A previous filming of this set has gone viral in China on Weibo
- He said he had to “step outside during the performance,” as the comments upset him. Afterwards, they did not speak to each other.
- While he’s opened up for Hinchcliffe once before this incident, Dang noted the pair are not friends.
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NextShark has reached out to agencies that book Hinchcliffe’s comedy shows for further comment and will update this article accordingly.