Despite the rocky moments the Asian community witnessed this passed year, executive producers of the production companies such as Koji Steven Sakai (Little Nalu Pictures), Victor Elizalde (Viva Pictures), and Quentin Lee ( Margin Films) worked together to produce a new season to spotlight Pan-Asian/AAPI standup comedians.
The show is scheduled to have a live taping on August 28th and 29th at the Japanese American National Museum located in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Tickets will be on sale and available on ComedyInvasion.com.
All episodes of Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will highlight 30 minute sets from each comedian. It will also showcase a variety of up and coming comedians who have different backgrounds.
The comedians are former Chinese beauty queen Jiaoying Summers, queer HIV+ advocate Korean comedian Aidan Park, Indian-American Vinayak Pal, Cambodian decent Lin Sun, Thai-America Eli Nicolas, Vietnamese-American Rosie Tran , George Wang Jr. who is a comedian turned skate coach , and Nishy XL who is half Indian / Pakistani-American.
Season two was created by Koji Steven Sakai and directed by Quentin Lee. It will also be produced by Quentin Lee and Koji Sakai though Little Nalu Pictures.
“Global audiences are demanding diversity and Comedy Invasian is proving to be one of those outlets without compromising quality”, said Victor Elizalde, President of Viva Pictures.
The Slants, created the original music that will feature in Comedy Invasian 2.0. They are an all Asian-American rock dance band that won the right to their name in a landmark case that was taken by the Supreme Court. The founder of The Slants, Simon Tam and Quentin Lee are creating a scripted series about the band’s journey to trademark their name and the battle that led against the US government.