For comedy nerds of a certain age, the HBO Comedy Special is synonymous with legends like George Carlin, Robin Williams, and Chris Rock. On December 10, Atsuko Okatsuka will add her name to the list when her HBO stand-up special, The Intruder, debuts.Continue reading “Atsuko Okatsuka on the Journey to Her HBO Comedy Special, ‘The Intruder’”
Southern Fried Asian returns to feature stand-up-comic-turned-young-adult-romance-author, Suzanne Park! She and Keith discuss growing up in the suburbs of Nashville, stumbling into stand-up comedy, writing her newest book, The Christmas Clash — about warring food court restaurants, her mother’s Korean American fried chicken, and more.Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: Suzanne Park”
On October 4, Hasan Minhaj makes his triumphant return to Netflix with his newest special, The King’s Jester. In advance of the special’s global premiere, I had the chance to sit down with Hasan to ask about his process (and troll him about Kumail Nanjiani and the Sacramento Kings).Continue reading “Hasan Minhaj on Pushing the Envelope as ‘The King’s Jester’”
Patton Oswalt and Rachel Dratch play Chuck and Erica in I Love My Dad. The thrilling new comedy with an unexpected twist is currently in theaters. It will also be released On Demand on August 12.Continue reading “Patton Oswalt and Rachel Dratch Reunite On-Screen for ‘I Love My Dad’”
Easter is coming this August, folks! And by that I mean, Easter Sunday! For someone like me, who is Filipino American, this is a really, incredibly special moment. We now actually have a major studio financed and distributed wide release centering on a Filipino family.Continue reading “New Poster and Trailer for Jo Koy’s ‘Easter Sunday’”
Get your animal print ready for next Halloween! Comedian Ali Wong is back for her third comedy special on Netflix! After her first two specials — Ali Wong: Baby Cobra and Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, it’s about time Wong wore a title fitting of her ascension in Hollywood — the Don Wong.Continue reading “Ali Wong is the ‘Don Wong’ in New Netflix Comedy Special”
Reed Shannon is the very definition of a performer, and there’s a very good chance you have heard or seen him already. Whether it comes to his acting in the upcoming The Wilds season two, making music like his recent single “Bad Girl,” his stand-up career, or his voice acting as the voice of Cartoon Network and fan favorite Ekko from the hit Netflix show, Arcane, Reed has shown that he is able to do it all and more.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Reed Shannon is a Voice of the Future”
Internet sensation Frankie Quinones arrives in a low rider with two of his most well known characters Creeper and Juanita in his first sketch and stand up comedy special on HBO in Entre Nos Presents: Frankie Quinones: Superhomies. Frankie takes us through musings and anecdotes of his life, his family, and the community he grew up in with a lovely celebration of how far he has come; however, he has a hard time withstanding the weight of sharing the stage with three strong personas.Continue reading “‘Frankie Quinones: Superhomies’ is a Must-Watch Comedy Special Experiment”
As I write this, reports have recently come in that our pal, Gabriel Iglesias, is currently recovering from COVID, so before we get into it, we want to wish him a very rapid recovery and all of our best wishes.
Today also marks the debut of Eric Bauza and Iglesias’ new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy! And to celebrate the return of the Tune Squad, we, at The Nerds of Color, were lucky enough to speak with Bauza and Iglesias about their roles in the new movie. Before we begin, here’s a bit about them.Continue reading “NOC Interview: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Stars Eric Bauza and Gabriel Iglesias”
DreamWorks Trollstopia is the next chapter in the hair-raising adventures of the Trolls. Now that Poppy knows there are other musical Trolls scattered throughout the forest, she bottles up her endless positivity and invites delegates from every Troll tribe in the forest to live together in harmony in a grand experiment she calls TrollsTopia.Continue reading “Ron Funches Talks Season Two of Peacock’s Newest Animation ‘Trollstopia’”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a Zoom conversation with a great friend & comedian, Glenn Lawrence of Level Up Comedy! Learn what led him to bring the laughs to the people, his love for Filmmaking and Philadelphia and why… he just has to say something!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: Comedian, Glenn Lawrence of Level Up Comedy”
Psst. Psst. Hoy! Mga Kababayan! Hello and welcome everyone to The Nerds of Color‘s newest audio/video podcast, ShoPowSho! My name is Kuya P AKA Patrick Michael Strange and I am honored to have The Nerds of Color be the home of my new show, ShoPowSho, wherein, we will be exploring my people / my kabayan from the Philippines!Continue reading “ShoPowSho Episode 001: Comedian, Edwin San Juan”
Continue reading “Preacher Lawson Talks NBC’s New Series ‘Connecting…’ and More”
Preacher Lawson is best known for his appearance on the 2017 season of NBC’s hit series America’s Got Talent where he made it to the final round. Based off his stellar performance, he was invited to compete two years later on both America’s Got Talent: The Champions and Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions where he advanced to the finale.
Lawson was the host of the Facebook Watch series World’s Most Amazing Dogs in 2019 with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of more than 500,000 subscribers. He just shot his first stand-up special last year, which premiered on BET+, and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.
The NOC’s own Kuya P AKA Patrick Michael Strange spoke with Actor/Comedian, Loy Lee, of Asian Privilege. GET YOUR LAUGH ON WITH LOY LEE’S ASIAN PRIVELEGE! Learn more about Loy Lee! Etsy URL: http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/loyleecomedyFacebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/loyleecomedy/Instagram URL: http://www.instagram.com/loyleecomedy/Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/loyleecomedy/YouTube … Continue reading NOC Exclusive Interview: Loy Lee of ‘Asian Privelege’
By Brian Chu
We were so close. So close to having a genuinely positive and momentous news story about Saturday Night Live hiring its first cast member of Chinese descent in its 45-year history. And then, Shane Gillis ruined it. Ruined it with his reminder that no matter how much we like to think America has progressed in addressing diversity, the undercurrent of racism is never far behind.
Crazy Rich Asians continued their press tour with a visit to the Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset in Los Angeles tonight. Four members of the Crazy Rich Asians cast — comedians Nico Santos, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, and Ken Jeong … Continue reading ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Celebrate a Night of Comedy with Asian AF
When Chappelle’s Show dropped in 2003, never in my history of comedic television viewing had a first episode been so explosive. Clayton Bigsby was the most audacious thing I’ve ever seen. A black white supremacist? I, along with millions of others, was hooked. Until then, Dave Chappelle was a marginal comic presence. He had bit roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blue Streak, Undercover Brother, and other films. Then he became a star with the stoners for the cult classic, 1998’s Half Baked. He was a stand-up whose career consisted of mostly juvenile and scatological humor with flashes of the socially and culturally relevant comedy displayed on the first two seasons of Chappelle’s Show. He was a hard worker. Dude toured and gave it his all. It was fascinating to see him mature from confident performer to a master of crowd control. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Daves, Past and Present”
The new horror film Dying to Kill, starring stand-up comedian Dwayne Perkins, will make its debut this Tuesday, December 13 on Hulu. On this week’s Hard NOC Life, Dwayne — who also co-wrote the film — is joined by his co-star Lynn Chen, as well as the film’s writer/producer Koji Steven Sakai, and writer/director Raymond C. Lai to talk about the process that went into making the film.