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Oct 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Big Sick Star to Host Saturday Night Live

Big Sick Star to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Kumai NanjianiViews from the Edge

Hey! Kumail Nanjiani will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Why is that noteworthy?

The number of Asian or Asian American hosts SNL has had in the past four decades on one hand: Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, (and earlier this year, Aziz Ansari. )

In fact, in the show’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vanity Fair Calls Indian American Writer SNL’s “Most Intriguing New Hire”

Vanity Fair Calls Indian American Writer SNL’s “Most Intriguing New Hire”

posted by Randall

Nimesh Patel
 
It’s not often the hiring of a writer on a TV show makes headlines, but that’s exactly what Nimesh Patel did.
 
Why Saturday Night Live’s Most Intriguing New Hire Is Behind the Camera screamed the headline in Vanity Fair.
 
Patel fills a void that has long hung over SNL’s legacy, the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more

Asian Americans

Staff of SNL Asserts White Privilege

posted by Randall

Asian American dollThe staff of Saturday Night Live has had more than a few controversies involving the Asian American community.

It’s obvious that over the years, the folks at SNL don’t see anything wrong with putting white actors in yellow face. They’ve done it numerous times, much to the chagrin of many Asian Americans.

The writers and … Read more

Blogs

Nov 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Why Bruno Mars Should Walk Off the Set of SNL

Why Bruno Mars Should Walk Off the Set of SNL

posted by Randall

Saturday Night LiveBruno Mars is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The Filipino American hit machine from Hawaii will appear with Mark Ronson to perform their new single, Uptown Funk.

My initial excitement about the appearance (I still remember Mars Rocking the Superbowl last season) was quickly tempered by my distaste for SNL’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Yellowface Is Another Example of a Cultural Divide in America

Yellowface Is Another Example of a Cultural Divide in America

posted by Randall

Gilbert & Sullivan Society The MikadoWhat seems so obvious to many Asian Americans isn’t so for some working in the entertainment industry.

From the Seattle’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of The Mikado to episodes last season in both How I Met Your Mother and Saturday Night Live, producers have failed to show any understanding of why yellowface is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NOLA: Gov @BobbyJindal parodied on SNL

NOLA: Gov @BobbyJindal parodied on SNL

posted by Randall

Nasim PedradYou know you’ve made the national scene when you get parodied on Saturday Night Live.

SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad in a bit of gender bending portrayed Louisiana Governor and likely presidential candidate Bobby Jindal in a sketch about the new Republican party, reports NOLA.

The actress was born in Iran and immigrated with her … Read more

Blogs

Feb 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Schema: Art Gallery urged to cancel yellowface fundraiser

Schema: Art Gallery urged to cancel yellowface fundraiser

posted by Randall

WAGA fundraiser by the Winnipeg Art Gallery which encourages partygoers to “embrace their inner ninja” and “throw on a kimono and everything Japanese” is being called “hurtful” and a perpetuation of yellowface that has surfaced in the media in recent months, reports Schema.

The Big in Japan Art & Soul Gala has reminded some … Read more

Blogs

Feb 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Saturday Night Live ratings stunt comes at expense of Asian Americans. #SaturdayNightLies

Saturday Night Live ratings stunt comes at expense of Asian Americans. #SaturdayNightLies

posted by Randall

Saturday Night Live It’s hard to believe the folks at Saturday Night Live didn’t know what kind of reaction they would get.
 
During the important February rating period, known in television lingo as sweeps, Saturday Night Live chose to turn to yellowface casting to generate controversy, and more eyeballs to the TV.
 
Almost as soon as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 22, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Aerogram: Bad News for Fans of Parks & Rec. Show Goes on Hiatus

Aerogram: Bad News for Fans of Parks & Rec. Show Goes on Hiatus

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariThe show with a devoted following, but less than stellar ratings has been put on hiatus for most of the rest of the year by NBC.

Aerogram reports that Parks & Recreation has been taken off the schedule, effective immediately.

The show with an ensemble cast that includes Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler  and … Read more

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