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Southern Fried Asian: Manny Jacinto

Manny Jacinto may not be an actual Southern Fried Asian, but he plays one on TV! Keith welcomes the star of NBC’s hit comedy, The Good Place star on a brand new pod!

After Manny describes growing up in Richmond… B.C. in Canada and moving to Los Angeles (2:00), he reveals how he got the role of Jason Mendoza on The Good Place (4:30). He and Keith then go into an extended discussion on how the show is “sneaky diverse” (8:30) and the identity crisis Manny felt when he traveled to Jacksonville during the Jaguars’ playoff run (12:00)! Later, they talk about how The Good Place has become such a pop cultural phenomenon (16:00), how he’s preparing for season three (24:00), and what it’s like interacting with the show’s dedicated fandom (28:00). Also, learn which Better Luck Tomorrow character Manny always pretended to be (30:00) and which Asian American stars he wants to work with next (35:15). Finally, he recalls the most interesting thing he put in his mouth at the Jaguars game and shouts out the pork buns at New Town Bakery in  British Columbia.

Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One and support Hard NOC Media on Patreon.

Our official theme music is the song “Top Down” by  ChopsTimothy Flu, and Mic Barz

Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

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