Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show, Crazy Rich Asians) released his second Netflix comedy special, Speakeasy. In the past few years, the Malaysian comedian and actor''s profile has increased, including recently starred in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Chieng is well-known as he is one of the many Asian comedians who are bringing diversity to the space of white dominant stand-up comedy. In recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the following list includes some of these talented Asian comedians who have also found international success and deserve to be the next comedy special you see.
Jo Koy (formerly known as "Joseph") is a Filipino American comedian who plays with different cultures in his stand-up routine, with one more one expected later this year. His most popular TV program is the production of a comedy film Easter Sunday, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, and the upcoming ABC sitcom series Josep.
Ali Wong, a Vietnamese comedian who started acting in minor roles in television programs such as Black Box and Inside Amy Schumer, was eventually awarded three Netflix specials between 2018 and 2022, while performing in Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. Wong''s style is unapologetic and sometimes vulgar in order to express the guilt of several issues that people do not respect publicly, including why sixty-year-old nannies should be hired. Wong''s work on the rom-com Always Be My Maybe
While working on the Comedy Central show for 103 episodes from 2014 to 2018, he received a hosting gig for the Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner in 2017, the same year he released his Netflix special titled Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.
In 2018, the sweetheart received a Peabody Award as it complemented comedy and commentary based on Minhaj''s experience as an Indian-Muslim American growing up in California. During the season, Minhaj produced weekly social and political topics, showcasing them to a younger audience. This season, the show continued on Netflix for six seasons, covering all of Minhaj''s material and generating them for a younger generation.
Margaret Cho, a Korean-American comedian who appeared on HBO Comedy Half-Hour back in 1994, was criticized for lacking genuine Asian representation beyond stereotypes. Despite Chos'' simple and explicit comedy, she became a woman of many professions in the 1990s while developing a fashion line. In fact, she started a private channel in 2003 and began dating comedy music in the future. She also launched a Peacock and Amazon Prime Video, promoting her.
Jimmy O. Yang
Jimmy O. Yang, who plays Lowball Jim in the comedy series Silicon Valley and Space Force, has developed a creative filmography that expresses his parents'' displeasure. It also includes humorous observations of being raised in an Asian culture. It can be purchased on Amazon Prime Video and on Google Play.
Aparna Nancherlato, an Indian-American comedian, has become more well-known in the mainstream comedy world. She has gained an acting resume by making appearances on BoJack Horseman and Master of None, as well as performing on recent Late-night shows such as Late Night with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
She hasdedicated episodes in the Comedy Central Half Hour and the second season of Netflix series The Standups. Her comedy focuses on a gentle and virulent humor that reflects the cynical comedy that often precedes the standup world. It''s only a matter of time before she can get her own comedy special to join the catalog of the previously listed.
Danny Bhoy, an Indian-Scottish comedian, is on the verge of becoming a comedian known for his excellent performance during the late 1990s. During the 2000s and carrying over to the early 2010s, he toured and found international success, especially in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. He has performed in several large performing performances such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Bhoy appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in the same year his comedy special Subject to Change was published (and could be downloaded on Amazon Prime Video) between 2007 and 2012. Four comedy special DVDs (truly an indication of dates before streaming was popular) keep Bhoy''s humor influenced by his witty stories from the places he visited and the people he has encountered. However, he remains deserving of a new special that should be acquired before he returns.
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