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Monday
May032010

Asian American Comedians Panel & Bobby Lee

Check this out people— the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center will be holding a panel on the next generation of Asian American stand up comedians. I think it will be really interesting to see what comedians will say about the current trend. I'll give my two cents but you can only hear about it at this event. Come out!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5:30 pm Registration

6:00-7:30 pm Program followed by reception

934 Brannan St San Francisco, Ca

Register here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=8a9cc2

Also, I will be performing with Bobby Lee at the San Francisco Punchline right afterwards, so don't forget about getting your tickets to that show too!

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/419632

In the meantime here is a clip of a man singing on the bus. I was going to work and this old Chinese guy started to sing. It was very cool

Old Man Singing by edwinlicomedy



Monday
Apr192010

Wicked

With glaring green lights and colorful customs, Wicked is a must see for anyone, who loves watching endearing characters and lighthearted fun. The Musical portrayed Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West, as a misunderstood outcast who wants to be loved. They made the story fit perfectly with the movie. Dorthy and the whole gang made small cameos, and the sets looked amazing. The story opens Glinda retelling the story of her past friendship with Elphaba prior to the events of her death. Kendra Kassebaum, who plays Glinda, is exciting. She takes her character and adds a different twist from the movie. Instead of the Glinda, who is well posed and filled with grace, Kassebaum portrays as little airheaded and silly. Eden Espinosa, who plays Elphaba, is the most colorful and beautiful character in the musical. Espinosa's portrayal of Elphaba reminds anyone, who feels like an outcast, that staying true is always the best decision.  Green skin is sexy!  

 

We got our tickets for cheap 25 bucks for two. I saw the musical Wicked with my sister yesterday.

 



Friday
Apr022010

Old Jokes

I’m getting very tired of my act—it’s not like I don’t write every day, it’s just that writing material takes so damn long. I’m trying to find a way to speed up the process, so I think retiring some of my current jokes will do just that. Here are some of my jokes I will never say again:
    •    My ex-girlfriend traumatizes me. I can’t even go into a theme park anymore because it reminds me too much of her.
Every time we have sex I had to wait in line.
 Once I got sunburn.
This guy cut in front of me - he had a season pass.

    •    My mother is over protective— too over protective.  The first time I had sex she was holding my hand. It was awkward. I was like:
Mom you are embarrassing me in front of the hooker,
This is the worse birthday present ever!
 Never bring me back to Chucky Cheese!

    •    Aids is like talent.  Either you got it or you don’t


Tuesday
Mar232010

Au Revoir Taipei

I just saw the greatest movie this weekend at the Asian American Film Festival in San Francisco.  Written and directed by Arvin Chen, Au Revoir Taipei is a mash up of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

I love this movie.

This is one of those movies where you come out of the theater thinking: Man!  Why c.an’t I think of something that good!  The story is very simple:

  • Boy’s girlfriend studies abroad in France.
  • Boy learns French in bookstore to communicate with girlfriend. 
  • Boy meets new girl in bookstore, but still in love with current girlfriend in France.
  • Girlfriend in France dumps Boy over the phone. 
  • Boy is crushed and wants to go to France to talk to girlfriend.
  • Boy borrows money from gangsters in order to pay for the flight.
  • Gangsters tell Boy he must deliver a package when he gets to France.
  • A mix up occurs involving the police, real estate agents, and convenience store employees.
  • Cute, silly, endearing stuff happens to our main charters.
  • Boy finds new love and learns something about himself and the audience leaves the theater happy.
  • The End.

Although this movie sounds formulaic, the way Chen develops his characters adds new layers of originality to the film.  He created his own universe, where characters are so unaware and naïve; it’s like a live-action cartoon. This movie is so sweet; I just wanted to invite these characters back home for dinner.  Read more about the movie here:

http://filmguide.festival.asianamericanmedia.org/tixSYS/2010/xslguide/eventnote.php?notepg=1&EventNumber=1011

Or check out Arvin’s Blog

http://firstpagetaipei.blogspot.com/

PS.

Thank you everyone who came out to the Purple Onion last week. I got heckled by this drunk ass mofo. Here is the clip:

 

 

Monday
Feb222010

My First and Only Show This Month!

Hi everyone. I will be a feature performer on the O.C.D & A.D.D Comedy Show, which will be my first and only comedy show this month.  Some big changes are about to happen in my life, so I might not be able to perform in some time.  Come and see me while you get the chance!  Featuring Erikka Innes, Loren Kraut, Sootch Wichmann, KayDee Kersten, Dr.Brian King, Morgan and Jason Rogers, this comedy show is all about people with O.C.D & A.D.D. So wash your hands again and again and again and come see this great show!

Buy your tickets online seats are limited!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/98354

Saturday February 27

The Clubhouse Lounge

414 Mason Street 7th Floor

Show Time: 8 PM

Tickets $8

@ The Door: $10

 In the mean time, here is a new Vblog about my trip to L.A

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