Comedy InvAsian is set to premiere in May on Peacock and Tubi, in time for AAPI Heritage Month in May.
Co-created by Quentin Lee and distributed by Viva Pictures, ComedyInvAsian began in 2018 as the first television series of its kind. Showcasing six diverse Canadian comedians, each episode features a half-hour set filmed live at Vancouver’s historic Firehall Arts Centre. Filmmaker and comedian Milton Ng of Vancouver will open the live shows.
“I am especially excited that this TV series coincides with the start of Asian Heritage Month in Vancouver, as this is an opportunity to celebrate diverse and often underrepresented voices of up-and-coming Canadian comedians…we hope that it will set the stage for many more to come,” said Cindy AuYeung, producer of Comedy InvAsian.
Comedy InvAsian‘s lineup consists of: Toronto’s Desirée Walsh who has cerebral palsy, Keith “Bubbas” Nahanee of the Squamish Nation in Vancouver, Japanese Canadian Yumi Nagashima also from Vancouver, trans drag queen activist from Calgary Karla Marx, Vancouver’s indigenous and pansexual Savannah Erasmus, Vancouver’s queer and Asian DJ On, Vancouver’s Filipino non-binary Tin Lorica, and Vancouver’s social media sensation Davin Tong (aka Peter Chao).
Brian Cheung serves as cinematographer with original music composed by Joelysa Pankanea.
The live shows will be filmed on May 7 and 8. For tickets, click here.