First Asian American Stand Up Series
Being Produced By Viva Pictures and
To Stream Exclusively on Hulu on August 1st
Los Angeles (July 6, 2018) — Viva Pictures has sold the first Asian American stand up series, Comedy InvAsian, to Hulu. The show’s first season will stream in North America on August 1, 2018. The deal was negotiated by Viva’s topper Victor Elizalde, also producer of Comedy InvAsian alongside Koji Steven Sakai and Quentin Lee.
Created by Koji Steven Sakai and (also directed by) Quentin Lee, Comedy InvAsian features the nation’s top and unique Asian American comedians each performing a one-hour special.
The first season features veteran Laugh Factory comedian and Kollaboration founder Paul Kim, young Japanese American comedian Atsuko Okatsuka (Comedy Central Asia, Disoriented Comedy, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), gay Chinese Canadian Broadway Musical Youtube sensation Kevin Yee (Mary Poppins Broadway, Blue Whale Comedy Festival, Quincy Jones’ boy band Youth Asylum), veteran Filipino American comedian Joey Guila (Showtime, Filipino Kingz of Comedy Tour), transgender Vietnamese American comedian Robin Tran and veteran Japanese American comedian and actress Amy Hill (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Great Indoors, All American Girl).
“We are extremely thrilled to be launching this series and are pleased that Hulu understands the impact of the show,” commented Elizalde. “We look forward to the success of Comedy InvAsian and to creating more targeted programming reaching wider audiences.”
About Viva Pictures
Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC. is an independent film distribution company offering a wide variety of channels for its partners. Led by entertainment industry veteran, Victor Elizalde, Viva Pictures is a leading distributor that understands and focuses on the needs of the independent producer. The company is ideally positioned for creating a new, modern distribution model leveraging innovative technology and existing relationships with key retailer and rental channels on par with major studios. Recent releases include Ozzy featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Frankie Quinones, The Monkey King: Hero is Back featuring Jackie Chan and Monster Family starring Jason Isaacs, Emily Watson, and Nick Frost. For more information, visit http://www.vivafilmco.com.