8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: The Rice on White Team Talun […] Continue »
Green Card: A New Musical takes on immigrant artists and the American dream in a new musical from young director Dimo Kim. Playing at Theatre at St. Clement’s until August 26, it focuses on the story of Han, an actor and a South Korean immigrant living in Harlem with an expired visa who, as a result, can’t find work. And because he can’t find work, he can’t get an artists visa. Hijinks ensue. Han finds […] Continue »
With all kinds of grim videos out there from police shootings to cringe inducing videos about “Neenjas” and Xenophobic videos about Chinese buying American farms, this NigaHiga/Jeremy Lin collaboration really made my day. It pulls in some popular Anime characters and even has a quick jab at Pokemon Go! Note that Space Jam 2, the actual sequel to Space Jam, starring LeBron James, is said to be under production, with Justin Lin possibly directing.
Watch episode here. Last February 2015, comedian Conan O’Brien visited a Korean Spa in Koreantown in LA The Walking Dead actor Steve Yeun and that video of his visit was hilarious (and has gotten over 13 million YouTube views as of this writing). Back this February (2016), Conan announced that he was going to visit Korea because a South Korean fan named Sunny Lee wrote Conan a letter because she was too busy watching clips […] Continue »
Back this March – Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th, I had the good fortune of being able to attend the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con. I’ve always wanted to go to Comic Con in San Diego, but it seems that year-after-year, tickets for the conference get harder and harder to get. I had only heard about the event a few weeks prior to the show – applied for a press pass online, and […] Continue »
Besides the CAAMFest 2016 panel discussion with the co-creater Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu of Netflix’s ‘Master of None,’ I got to attend the panel discussion with CW’s ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ actors Filipino American Vincent Rodriguez III and Vella Lovell on Sunday, March 13th. To be honest, I did not know much about ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – I had heard about the show when mentioned about how 2015 was the year of Asian American television, with […] Continue »
I first heard of Netflix’s television series “Master of None” last November when listening to Terry Gross’s Fresh Air program’s fantastic interview with Indian American Aziz Ansari and Taiwanese American co-creator and co-writer Alan Yang. When Season 1 was released, I quickly binged watch the series and really loved it, especially the one most relevant to the Asian American experience – Episode 2, “Parents.” Master of None has recently been renewed for Season 2 (coming […] Continue »
Congratulations to Dr. Ken, as they received a full season pickup earlier this week. This week’s new episode of Dr. Ken is an exciting one, featuring actor Will Yun Lee as Allison’s former boyfriend– now a very hot and successful doctor. Don’t miss it! “Kevin O’Connell” – Ken is taken aback when he meets Allison’s former boyfriend Kevin O’Connell (guest star Will Yun Lee, “The Wolverine”), now a very hot and successful doctor. So when […] Continue »
If thirty minutes of Ken Jeong and his new ABC sitcom Dr. Ken (Friday nights at 8:30) aren’t enough of the good doctor to satisfy you (and how could they be?) check out the new Post Show and Tell video series, produced and hosted by 8Asians.com’s @jozjozjoz. Not only does it provide conversation about and breakdown of each weekly episode, but it’s shot on the Dr. Ken set, with support and participation by the cast. […] Continue »
As Season 2 of Fresh Off the Boat continues (see Mitchell’s reviews of Season 2: Episode 1 and Episode 2), 8Asians has an exclusive sneak peek for you from Episode 3, featuring a clip of a flashback to Louis and Jessica’s wedding night– at a car dealership. Episode: “Shaquille O’Neal Motors” – It’s Louis and Jessica’s wedding anniversary and Louis plans a romantic evening out – to the car dealership. Meanwhile, Evan and his “friends” […] Continue »
I’m really enjoying seeing Randall Park do the talk show rounds. Here he is on CONAN, talking about what it was like to kiss James Franco. Also, check out clips of Randall talking about his daughter Ruby as Baby Mentalist and how his first acting job was for Chinese liver pills. h/t: Team Coco
Recently, the ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) show aired, and as part of that show, there was a comedic bit in between presenting the awards where actor Ken Jeong apologies on behalf of Alex Rodriguez for all sort of things except the obvious: “Alex Rodriguez may not have been invited to the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, but he was front and center at the ESPYs on Wednesday. In one segment, the recently returned New York […] Continue »
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