Tomorrow (January 31, 2014) is Lunar New Year. So to prepare for the coming of the year of the Horse, is this video from the Fung Bros. From an anonymous 8Asians tipster: “A hilarious but educational video about Chinese New Year 2014… I think it’s really educational and funny and just the juxtaposition between ancient Chinese traditions and modern hip-hop culture (two worlds that NEVER mix) is something that’s never been done before (at least [...] Continue »
I saw this commercial post by a friend on Facebook, who had noticed that the Asian American man starring in this commercial had a cute, white, female girlfriend. The only other commercial I recall that has such an Asian Male / White Female (AM/WF) combination in a commercial is the McDonald’s commercial talking about how a white woman thought his Asian boyfriend was the “Egg McMuffin of Boyfriends. As I had blogged before, the most [...] Continue »
Our former 8asians.com blogger Eddy Hong reached out to me to let me know his latest television commercial gig. In this commercial Eddy plays a fan of the movie The Hobbit, dressed up as Gandalf, along with his other geeky, dorky friends. What’s amusing is that the Denny’s waitress talks to her customers in Elvish, the same language that they are speaking. Apparently Denny’s has a Hobbit-inspired menu items, a tie in with the second [...] Continue »
Comedian Aziz Ansari recently made his first appearance on The Charlie Rose Show, in part to promote his upcoming Netflix comedy special, “Buried Alive.” According to Ansari, his special’s main themes are on babies, marriage and love. Ansari is a regular on Parks & Recreations (a show I can’t say that I’m a regular viewer of) and discusses how he got into comedy, and his thoughts on growing up (in South Carolina) and becoming a [...] Continue »
Here’s a topic we’ve never covered at 8Asians before: movies with Asian subject matter – that never star an Asian. Oh wait, my bad, we cover it all the time. Anyway, another good take on this never-ending topic, from a segment by Kevin Kataoka of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
Keeping up with the San Gabriel Valley (SGV) news, I found out about Carla Ching’s production Fast Company at the South Coast Repertory in Orange County because SGV native Lawrence Kao (Kaba Modern, The Walking Dead) will be “Francis” in this con family comedy. It’s always cool to see a production written by an Asian American author and starring an Asian American cast, and this one looks pretty amusing to boot. They’ve got shows running [...] Continue »
This came out a year ago for Columbus Day, but it’s still as good today… From Totally Biased: Over 500 years later and Christopher Columbus is still the bane of Indians everywhere (and we mean everywhere). Never one to let injustice go unchecked, Hari Kobdabolu appeals to Italians to embrace a new hero. Happy Joe DiMaggio Day, everyone!
The Arsenio Hall Show is back and who knows if it will last in today’s late night landscape, but if you watched this past week, you would have seen both Margaret Cho and Ken Jeong as guests. Ken Jeong came on stage, twerked, talked about marrying a Ho, and what his fans do when they see that he’s with his kids. I guess the twerking thing is not going away anytime soon, because Margaret Cho [...] Continue »
The Interview, an upcoming comedy by actors/directors Seth Rogen and James Franco, is about to start filming and Asian American Commercial Watch favorite Randall Park has been cast to play Kim Jong-Un. According to PolicyMic, the “plot centers around two fictional journalists who go to the hermit State of North Korea to talk to Kim, but are tapped by the C.I.A. to terminate the 29-year-old autocrat.” Yes, you did read that correctly, this is a [...] Continue »
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi explains how Indian Americans are getting the last laugh in America despite such incidents as racists tweets after the crowing of an Indian American for Miss America. The one thing I was surprised was that Mandvi didn’t even bring up elected Indian Americans such as Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley. I’m just hoping one [...] Continue »
I caught this commercial the other day and thought it was somewhat funny. Though the Asian American boss does seem like kind of stereotypically angry and stern? But I guess a lot of bosses can look that way. Interesting to note that Secret is using #hashtags to help try to create some commercial buzz for their commercial?
rbgoaw: Have you looked into the official game for the 3DS? It lets you make your own character, sorta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VK90w0Frxo Also, pretty surprised when I saw... – Attack on Titan: The Game