In the latest Progressive Insurance commercial, actor Aaron Takahashi plays the role of a father waiting at the airport, playing around with his tablet, checking out insurance quotes online. The mother who doesn’t have any lines is actress Angela Ai. The son is played by Ryan C Lee. I’m not sure why the mother and son at the end of the commercial are dressed up as a Progressive Insurance representative. At the end, there is a [...] Continue »
Douglas Kim previously released his “I’m Asian American” music video and now he (and a bunch of friends) are back with “Forever Hyung”, a parody of the Jay-Z song “Young Forever”. It’s a satire of recent media that has been released by Koreans about Koreatown, LA, serving as a sort of music video mockumentary. It features cameos of Joe Jo and Bart Kwan of JK Films, Yuri Tag, James Kyson Lee, Jun Kim, Peter Jae, [...] Continue »
When Disney’s Frozen came out last fall, I was kind of aware of the animated movie and had heard, but wasn’t really aware of how popular it has become, and has in fact, become the highest grossing animated film in history. I became more interested in the film when my niece started to become really interested in singing from Frozen the Oscar winning song, Let It Go. So when an old college friend posted this [...] Continue »
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive Earlier we presented opinions both pro and con on #CancelColbert. The Nerdist has shared Stephen Colbert response, and the first part of his response is shown above. While you would expect Colbert to answer in some way, also adding his opinion is someone whom I never expected would want to talk about this subject.
By Greg Watanabe Regarding the #cancelColbert kerfuffle. So, there’s two things: The first being the sketch itself, which is about the Washington Redskins’ owner creating the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation” to mitigate the pr damage from having such a fucked up name. In the segment Colbert uses the following joke: “Folks, this move by Dan Snyder inspires me, because my show has frequently come under attack for having a so-called offensive mascot, my beloved [...] Continue »
By Timothy Fong I would prefer to resolve disagreements with mutually respectful dialogue. But when that fails, I’ll take fear. On Thursday, the Colbert Report did a skit where the punchline was “I am willing to show the Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” The editor of the show’s Twitter account then tweeted the joke. In response, Suey Park, a writer and activist instigated the [...] Continue »
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.
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