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Posts Tagged ‘Asian American Stand-Up Comedy’

Aziz Ansari and Russell Peters in Chicago

Posted by litdaily on June 12, 2011

South Asian comedian Aziz Ansari will be performing at Genesee Theatre in suburban Waukegan on June 14 as part of his “Dangerously Delicious” comedy tour.  Ansari’s  roles as Tom Haverford in NBC’s Parks and Recreation and as stand up comedian Randy in Judd Apatow’s Funny People have received critical attention. Both Haverford and Randy are annoying characters, but Ansari makes them funny and memorable through his characteristic deadpan delivery. His material and characters play around with racial identity in interesting ways: his racial status is never denied but also never seems central to his roles…more>>

Russell Peters will be performing with George Lopez at the Rosemont Theatre on June 18 as part of the 2011 TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival…more>>


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Your Weekly Moment of Seriousness

Posted by litdaily on September 4, 2010

This week’s featured comic sketch is a collaboration between Hari Kondabolu and Randall Park titled “Dumb Professor”:

And here is a recent interview with the actor, writer, and stand-up comic Randall Park in Hyphen.

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