This list contains information about the best Asian comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best Asian comedians come in many forms. Some famous Asian comedians joke about their heritage while other Asian comedians generate laughs from social issues.
Margaret Cho Margaret Cho is an American comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. Helen Hong is a comedian, actor, host, and chronically single.
After the presidential election, women nationwide wanted to make a scene. We flooded streets in protest. We filled out ballots.
This weekend comedian Awkwafina will become the first Asian woman in 18 years to host Saturday Night Live. Who is this Awkwafina? I had never heard of her before Crazy Rich Asians.
Cho is best known for her stand-up routinesthrough which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. She rose to prominence after creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl —95and became an established stand-up comic in the subsequent years. She has also had endeavors in fashion and music, and has her own clothing line.
For the past few decades, steady progress has been made in one of the last frontiers of Asian American occupation: the entertainment industry. More recently, things seem to be approaching a tipping point — with Asian comedians boldly leading the way. Comedy has the unique ability to bring audiences across racial barriers to come together and is the first genre to experience breakthroughs.
On a recent Friday night, the comedian Misha Han took the stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in the East Village and told the crowded room that Asians love two things. Welcome to Asian AF, a monthly showcase for actors, storytellers and comedians of Asian descent that regularly sells out U. The evenings are not the first of their kind, but they are part of a larger quest for representation by a loosely affiliated group of performers who had felt invisible in the comedy ecosystem. Their success has led to spinoff shows around the country as well.
He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Kenin which he was also the creator, writer, and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician,  but has stopped practicing in favor of his acting career.
Asian visibility in Western media has long been a hot-button topic. One of the few forms of entertainment in which Asian people have found mainstream success is in comedy. Whether it be in the realm of standup, sketch comedy or YouTube videos, Asian comedians have found a place to express themselves in American media.