ASIAN AF

THE HIT ASIAN AMERICAN VARIETY SHOW in lA & NY

 
 

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Los Angeles

ASIAN AF (Asian As F***) is the premier Asian American variety show at the UCB Theatre. After the incredible success of SCARLETT JOHANSSON PRESENTS, the first Asian American improv show at the UCB Theatre (and also the most attended show at UCB), Asian AF was created as a way to showcase even more comedic Asian American talent. Asian AF spotlights the best Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, dancers, & storytellers. The show has been featured on several news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, NY TimesGoogleATTN, Splitsider, Gizmodo, Indiewire, and many more. Previous LA guests include Randall Park, Margaret Cho, Kelly Marie Tran, Manny Jacinto, Jameela Jamil, Justin Chon, Kelvin Yu, Jimmy O. Yang, Leonardo Nam, Hayden Szeto, Nico Santos, Kulap Vilaysack, Alex Shibutani, Sheng Wang, Asif Ali, Brent Weinbach, Joel Kim Booster, Suzy Nakamura, Simu Liu, Kelly Hu, Dante Basco, Amy Hill, Lewis Tan, Lilan Bowden, and Eugene Cordero. Asian AF garnered interest from SoCal Public Radio, which covered the debut show back in November 2016 - READ HERE

Regular performers at Asian AF LA include Will Choi, Keiko Agena, Eugene Cordero, Lilan Bowden, Kim Cooper, Sarah Claspell, Zac Oyama, Dhruv Uday Singh, & Kathy Yamamoto.

The viral Scarlett & Emma & Tilda & Matt t-shirts were originally created for Asian AF, which have reached worldwide recognition.

In October 2017, Asian AF had its first spin-off show FILIPINO AF to celebrate Filipino American History Month - the first all Filipino American comedy show at the UCB Theatre. Filipino AF had a second holiday themed show in December 2017 and a third Lent themed show in March 2018 - RSVP to the Facebook Event!

Asian AF LA is produced by Will Choi and co-hosted with Keiko Agena and Dan Lee.

The next Asian AF LA show will take place on Fri. April 26th, 2019 at 9pmUCBT Sunset (COMING SOON)RSVP to the Facebook Event!

NEW YORK

Due to its immense popularity in Los Angeles, ASIAN AF was brought out to New York in June 2017. SCARLETT JOHANSSON PRESENTS also debuted at UCBTNY for the 19th Annual Del Close Marathon in the same month. Asian AF has the unique honor of being the first ever UCBTLA show to become a monthly show in New York at the UCB Theatre. Dan Lee served as the original lead producer & host of Asian AF New York. The show has become a huge success with sold out shows every month, including a special performance at the famous Signature Theatre off Broadway. Asian AF New York has featured amazing guests such as Ken Jeong, Aparna Nancherla, Ronny Chieng, Joel Kim Booster, Michele Selene Ang, Bowen Yang, Alingon Mitra, Keiko Agena, Nimesh Patel, Jenny Yang, Dami Lee, Kevin Yee, Jin Ha, and Hudson Yang!

Regular performers at Asian AF NY include Alex Song, Lily Du, Michael Cruz Kayne, Donald Chang, Nicole Pasquale, Jon Wan, Erik Tanouye, Achilles Stamatelaky, & more. 

Asian AF NY is produced & hosted Alex Song.

The next Asian AF NY show will take place on Fri. April 12th, 2019 at 7:30pm, UCBT Hell’s Kitchen (ON SALE NOW) - RSVP to the Facebook Event!

San Francisco

ASIAN AF came to San Francisco as part of SF SKETCHFEST 2018! The show featured some of our favorite performers from LA & NY, such as Eugene Cordero, Kevin Camia, Kevin Yee, JR De Guzman, Zac Oyama, AzN PoP!, Will Choi, Dan Lee, Alex Song, Irene Tu, Jiavani Linayao, Voltron, and many more. The first two shows sold out in 5 hours and was the first to sell out in the festival. A third show was added due to its popularity. 

Asian AF returned to SF SKETCHFEST 2019 with two full-length sold out shows. Filipino AF also made its SF Sketchfest debut with a sold out show. Performers included Will Choi, Eugene Cordero, Keiko Agena, Joel Kim Booster, Zac Oyama, Sarah Claspell, Dhruv Uday Singh, JR de Guzman, Gilbert Galon, Alfred Aquino II, Pallavi Gunalan, Jenny Yang, Andrew Orolfo, Nathan Ramos, Erich Tamola, Joy Regullano, Allyn Pintal, Sini-Gang Improv, Brent Weinbach, Max & Nicky Weinbach, and many more!

Asian AF is returning to San Francisco on Sun. June 23rd as part of CLUSTERFEST 2019! Tickets are on sale soon!

 

Asian AF is regularly sponsored by Phil Yu, creator of the longest running Asian American blog, angryasianman.com


Asian AF Producers

LOS ANGELES

NEW YORK

WILL CHOI   Will Choi is the creator behind the hit comedy show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in LA & NY. He is the host of   Break Shot with Will Choi  , produced by NBC News. Will played the lead role in an East West Players production in 2018. Will’s voice will be heard in the upcoming season of  BoJack Horseman .   Twitter:  @willschoi  Instagram:  @willchoi  Website:  willschoi.com

WILL CHOI

Will Choi is the creator behind the hit comedy show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in LA & NY. He is the host of Break Shot with Will Choi, produced by NBC News. Will played the lead role in an East West Players production in 2018. Will’s voice will be heard in the upcoming season of BoJack Horseman.

Twitter: @willschoi
Instagram: @willchoi
Website: willschoi.com

KEIKO AGENA   Keiko Agena might be best known for the TV show,  Gilmore Girls , where she played Lane Kim for seven seasons. She has appeared on shows such as  The First ,  13 Reasons Why ,  Better Call Saul,  and  Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ . Agena performs with her improv teams Ham Radio, RJP, and Totally Heather.  Twitter:  @keikoagena  Instagram:  @keikoagena  Website:  mskeikoagena.com

KEIKO AGENA

Keiko Agena might be best known for the TV show, Gilmore Girls, where she played Lane Kim for seven seasons. She has appeared on shows such as The First, 13 Reasons Why, Better Call Saul, and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. Agena performs with her improv teams Ham Radio, RJP, and Totally Heather.

Twitter: @keikoagena
Instagram: @keikoagena
Website: mskeikoagena.com

ALEX SONG   Alex Song is a writer, actor, & comedian based in New York. She has worked as a staff writer for  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  and  Comedy Knockout . Alex has appeared on  Girl Code ,  The Chris Gethard Show , and more. She performs on Harold Night, and has been on Maude & UCB TourCo.  Twitter:  @alexsnog  Instagram:  @alexsnog  Website:  alexandrasong.com

ALEX SONG

Alex Song is a writer, actor, & comedian based in New York. She has worked as a staff writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Knockout. Alex has appeared on Girl Code, The Chris Gethard Show, and more. She performs on Harold Night, and has been on Maude & UCB TourCo.

Twitter: @alexsnog
Instagram: @alexsnog
Website: alexandrasong.com


Notable performers & appearances

 

Margaret Cho (HBO; Comedy Central)
Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat; Antman & the Wasp)
Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show; Crazy Rich Asians)
Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi)
Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians; Now You See Me 2)
Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley; Crazy Rich Asians)
Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island; The Good Place)
Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack)
Manny Jacinto (The Good Place)
Sheng Wang (Fresh Off the Boat)
Zac Oyama (CollegeHumor)
Michele Selene Ang (13 Reasons Why)
Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience)
JR De Guzman (The Comedy Lineup)
Sherry Cola (Good Trouble)
Andrew Law (The Good Place; Silicon Valley)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
David Kwong (Deception)
Sujata Day (Awkward Black Girl; Insecure)
Jonny Sun (BoJack Horseman)
Amy Hill (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; Magnum P.I.)
Joseph Lee (Searching)
Alingon Mitra (Conan)
Kevin Yee (Broadway cast of "Mary Poppins")
Dan Lee (Rough Night)
Achilles Stamatelaky (Broad City)
Peter Kim (Chicago Justice)
Mary Sohn (A.P. Bio)
Kenton Chen (PostModern Jukebox)
Rekha Shankar (CollegeHumor)
Dami Lee (Cartoonist)
Atsuko Okatsuka (Room 104)
Dhruv Uday Singh (Good Trouble)
Sierra Katow (Last Comic Standing)
Chris Grace (Superstore)
Lawrence Kao (America's Best Dance Crew)
Robin Tran (Comedy Central)
Joy Regullano (Supernatural; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Tess Paras (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Dia Frampton (The Voice)
Nathan Min (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Irene Tu (SF Sketchfest)
Ginger Gonzaga (Togetherness)
Jane Lui (YouTube)
SJ Son (Search Party)
Paul Dateh (YouTube)
AzN PoP! (UCB New York)
Alex Hwang (Run River North)
J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway cast of "Miss Saigon")

Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken; Community; The Hangover)
Aparna Nancherla (Corporate; Master of None)
Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians; Ocean’s 8)
Justin Chon (Gook; Twilight Saga)
Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls; The First)
Nico Santos (Superstore; Crazy Rich Asians)
Joel Kim Booster (Conan)
Jameela Jamil (The Good Place)
Kelvin Yu (Master of None; Bob's Burgers)
Leonardo Nam (Westworld; Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift)
Hudson Yang (Fresh Off the Boat)
Kulap Vilaysack (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$)
Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians)
Hayden Szeto (The Edge of Seventeen)
Alex Shibutani (2-Time Olympic Medalist)
Brent Weinbach (Conan)
Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Nik Dodani (Atypical; Murphy Brown)
Dante Basco (Hook)
Kelly Hu (X-Men 2; The Scorpion King)
Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced)
Lewis Tan (Iron Fist; Deadpool 2)
Nimesh Patel (Saturday Night Live)
Ken Kirby (Good Trouble)
Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken)
Daniel Chong (We Bare Bears)
Jenny Yang (Busy Tonight)
Asif Ali (Wrecked)
D’Lo (Transparent; Sense8)
Alex Song (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Marques Ray (Dr. Ken; The Good Place)
AJ Rafael (YouTube)
Katie Malia (Almost Asian)
Michael Cruz Kayne (Crashing)
Andrew Lopez (Blockers)
Kyle Mizono (This American Life)
Cynthia Kao (CollegeHumor)
Kiran Deol (How to Get Away with Murder)
Jin Ha (Broadway's "M. Butterfly")
Charlet Chung (We Bare Bears)
Kimee Balmilero (Hawaii 5-0)
Kevin Camia (The Dress Up Gang)
Lana McKissack (YouTube)
Jae Jin (House of Cards)
Giselle Töngi-Walters (Kababayan Today)
Neal Dandade (Shrink)
Stir Friday Night (Second City Chicago)
Long You (StandUp NBC)
Chuck Maa & Geo Lee (America's Best Dance Crew)