Are we still talking about hipster grifters? Because I think I just found a new one in comedian Charlyne Yi. Look at her!!! She captures the eye and heart of Michael Cera (yes, THE Michael Cera)! If I knew the Arrested Development star had an Asian fetish, I totally would have tried harder.
Alright, I’m really kidding because I adore Charlyne Yi, starting from when she first presented her Man On The Street bit the United Citizens Brigade Theatre, appearances around other comedy venues and her role on Knocked Up. She caught my attention since it felt rare to see a young Asian American comedian on stage who didn’t joke about her mother (*ahem* Margaret Cho) or other aspects about being…well, Asian. Instead, Yi has a unique and creative performance style, which is refreshing after hearing a barrage of Korean mom jokes–*ahem* Margaret Cho. I got to meet Yi when we booked her for Ring My Bell, a live Internet show where viewers could call in and talk to a featured celebrity over the phone. The webisode was pretty quirky, just like her!
This time, the cameras follow her in the “documentary,” Paper Heart, where she travels across the States to learn all about falling in love with (you guessed it) Michael Cera. I can totally relate.