Koji Steven Sakai of Liittle Nalu Pictures, Victor Elizalde of Viva Pictures and Quentin Lee of Margin Films are bolstering Asian American representation by re-teaming for season 2 of Comedy InvAsian, which will spotlight a fresh cast of Pan-Asian/AAPI standup comedians
Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature up and coming comedians; queer Korean-American comedian Aidan Park, Indian-American Vinayak Pal, Thai-America Eli Nicolas, former Chinese beauty queen Jiaoying Summers, Lin Sun of Cambodian descent juggling comedy and mommy duties, Vietnamese-American Rosie Tran by way of Louisiana, and veteran comedian turned skate coach George Wang Jr., and half-Indian/Pakistani-American Nishy XL.
“Global audiences are demanding diversity and Comedy InvAsian is proving to be one of those outlets without compromising quality”, said Elizalde, President of Viva Pictures, as well as producer and distributor of Entre Nos, the leading Latinx standup comedy show on HBO currently in its fifth season.
Each episode of Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature 30-minute sets from the comedians. Four live shows will be taped on August 28 and 29 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available on ComedyInvasian.com.
Produced by Little Nalu Pictures with distribution by Viva Pictures Distribution LLC, Season 1 of Comedy InvAsian had its world premiere on Hulu as an exclusive in 2018. Season 2 sees Lee and Sakai producing under Sakai’s aforementioned Little Nalu Pictures banner.
Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature original music created by The Slants, the legendary all Asian-American dance rock band who took on the supreme court and won the right to their name in a landmark case. The Slants’ founder Simon Tam and Lee are developing a scripted limited series about the band’s battle against the US Government to trademark their name.
Read the full run of show for Comedy InVasian 2.0 below.
7pm: George Wang Jr., Eli Nicolas
9pm: Rosie Tran, Aidan Park
3pm: Jiaoying Summers, Lin Sun
5pm: Nishy XL, Vinayak Pal