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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A 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
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
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