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Comedy InvAsian 2.0: Tickets for Sale

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 Live Taping August 28 and 29, 2021

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 tickets are available now!

For safety of our audience and production, we are requiring live audience ticket holders to show proof of vaccination upon entry. Each ticket holder will given an exclusive and complimentary Comedy InvAsian mask and will be required to wear during the show in the theater.

Sat August 28, 2021 at 7 pm: George Wang & Eli Nicolas (Click to get tickets)

Sat August 28, 2021 at 9 pm: Rosie Tran & Aidan Park (Click to get tickets)

Sun August 29, 2021 at 3 pm: Jiaoying Summers & Lin Sun (Click to get tickets)

Sun August 29, 2021 at 5 pm: Nishy XL and Vinayak Pal (Click to get tickets)

Kickstarter: Yasuke

Take a look at Yasuke: The African Samurai by writer Koji Steven Sakai, artist Jamie Noguchi, and published by Outland Entertainment!

The Kickstarter campaign is to help fund the printing of the first issue in the series as well as the artwork for issue two! Issue one is fully complete! The series is planned to be three issues long with this first issue kicking the series off. 

Find out more about the campaign and about the comic here:

Please consider supporting this very super duper awesome project!

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 has Officially Launched.

Koji Steven Sakai of Liittle Nalu PicturesVictor Elizalde of Viva Pictures and Quentin Lee of Margin Films are bolstering Asian American representation by re-teaming for season 2 of Comedy InvAsian, which will spotlight a fresh cast of Pan-Asian/AAPI standup comedians

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature up and coming comedians; queer Korean-American comedian Aidan Park, Indian-American Vinayak Pal, Thai-America Eli Nicolas, former Chinese beauty queen Jiaoying SummersLin Sun of Cambodian descent juggling comedy and mommy duties, Vietnamese-American Rosie Tran by way of Louisiana, and veteran comedian turned skate coach George Wang Jr., and half-Indian/Pakistani-American Nishy XL.

“Global audiences are demanding diversity and Comedy InvAsian is proving to be one of those outlets without compromising quality”, said Elizalde, President of Viva Pictures, as well as producer and distributor of Entre Nos, the leading Latinx standup comedy show on HBO currently in its fifth season.

Each episode of Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature 30-minute sets from the comedians. Four live shows will be taped on August 28 and 29 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available on ComedyInvasian.com.

Produced by Little Nalu Pictures with distribution by Viva Pictures Distribution LLC, Season 1 of Comedy InvAsian had its world premiere on Hulu as an exclusive in 2018. Season 2 sees Lee and Sakai producing under Sakai’s aforementioned Little Nalu Pictures banner.

Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature original music created by The Slants, the legendary all Asian-American dance rock band who took on the supreme court and won the right to their name in a landmark case. The Slants’ founder Simon Tam and Lee are developing a scripted limited series about the band’s battle against the US Government to trademark their name.

Read the full run of show for Comedy InVasian 2.0 below.

August 28

7pm: George Wang Jr., Eli Nicolas

9pm: Rosie Tran, Aidan Park

August 29

3pm: Jiaoying Summers, Lin Sun

5pm: Nishy XL, Vinayak Pal

Guy Code Episode #59 Comedian Vinayak Pal

Host Koji Steven Sakai brought on comedian Vinayak Pal. Listen to the episode to find out Vinayak’s advice to Koji’s kid – which included don’t let your girlfriend tell you you can’t go hang out at a bar and watch sports!

Also, since this podcast has become monthly (instead of weekly), the episodes are now being edited and mixed! Hope you enjoy the new and improved audio!

Guest

Vinayak Pal is an award-winning author of the book Comedy Is No Joke! The Stand-up Comic’s Guide to Success. He has performed with Russell Peters, Kabir Singh (Comedy Central), Camille Solari (Comedy Central), Mark Brazill (Co-Creator of that 70’s Show), and some other cool comics.  

You can see what Vinayak is doing at https://www.instagram.com/vpalcomedy/?hl=en

Find Us Online

Website: https://guycodepod.buzzsprout.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready, he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

The Unofficial Official Story Podcast Episode #5 Were Betty & Barney Hill Abducted by Aliens? With Comedian Rosie Tran

Comedian, writer, and podcast personality, Rosie Tran, joined the Unofficial Official Story team to answer the question: Were Betty and Barney Hill really abducted by aliens? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story. 

Use this link to sign up for Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1614433. Get $20 if you sign up for a paid plan, and you’ll also be supporting the show.

FIND US ONLINE

Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/ 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofOfStory 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxGCoSTC0bmTk5GVFHP4l3w 

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of the information we got for this episode was gleaned from the following sources:

https://www.history.com/news/first-alien-abduction-account-barney-betty-hill

https://www.livescience.com/3530-alien-abduction-america-case.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_and_Betty_Hill

And be sure to watch video of Betty and Barney’s hypnosis session: 

Barney’s Hypnosis Session

Betty’s Hypnosis Session

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/unofficialofficialstory)

Guy Code Episode #58 with Filmmaker Judy Jean Kwon

Host Koji Steven Sakai brought on filmmaker and mother Judy Jean Kwon aka: Yo Mama Rice. Listen to the episode to find out Judy’s advice to Koji’s kid.

Guest

Judy Jean Kwon grew up in a Korean-American video store where she fell in love with the art of filmmaking and storytelling. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is a daughter of Korean immigrants. She split her time between Korea and America as a child and not feeling like she belonged anywhere, “one foot in the east and one foot in the west”, she turned to the music and the arts. She started acting when she was 17. After 5 years of acting training, she went on to a successful commercial career, breaking the mold for Asian-American actors by taking on non-stereotypical roles. One of her first jobs was with Tarsem in the famous “Philip’s flat TV” commercial where she proudly beat out over 300 Caucasian actors and landed the lead.

She broke doors for ethnic actors and competed against non-Asian actresses. She recalls that there weren’t enough parts for Asians and she did not want to take their work. Unusual and uniquely beautiful, she went on to model for Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, and acted in over 100 commercials.

She has a scripted comedy series “MILFriend” that she created and acted in that just released on WhoHaha, Elizabeth Banks’ platform for funny women, and has several ethnically diverse projects that are currently in development.

Kwon participated in the ABC’s director fellowship, studied cinema at LACC, photography at Santa Monica College, and writing at UCLA.

Kwon’s mission is to give voice to the voiceless and tell stories of the underdogs that are ignored. She is passionate about women’s rights and immigrant stories.Follow, watch, and see what she’s up to at:

www.MILFriendComedy.com

www.yoMamaRice.com

www.WhoHaha.com/MILFriend

@yoMamaRice IG and FB

www.youtube.com/yoMamaRice

Find Us Online

Website: https://guycodepod.buzzsprout.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready, he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Tune In RadioiHeart RadioStitcher, Podcast Addict, and most recently, Amazon Music.

The Unofficial Official Story Podcast Episode #4 Did Babe Ruth Really Call His Shot? With Comedian Randy Sklar

Comedian, actor, super sports fan, and one of our favorite podcasters, Randy Sklar, joined the Unofficial Official Story team to answer the question: Did baseball legend Babe Ruth call his own shot? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story.

Please note, our audio wasn’t great and there is some background noise… we were recording on Zoom, so you’ll have to forgive us.

Use this link to sign up for Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1614433. Get $20 if you sign up for a paid plan, and you’ll also be supporting the show.

FIND US ONLINE

Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofOfStory

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxGCoSTC0bmTk5GVFHP4l3w

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of the information we got for this episode was gleaned from the following sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth%27s_called_shot

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/throwback/201403/babe-ruth-called-shot-home-run-myth-mystery-ed-sherman-book

http://www.baberuthcentral.com/babesimpact/legends/the-called-shot/

Watch archival footage of the actual moment that Babe Ruth called his shot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwIlNSi3x7c

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you normally get your podcasts from.

Guy Code Episode #57 with Enzo Resta

Host Koji Steven Sakai talks to one of his writing partner’s Enzo Resta. Enzo’s advice covered being aware of when you’re going to make the wrong decision, active listening, and saving money! Listen to the whole episode to find out all five of Enzo’s advice.

Also, since this podcast has become monthly (instead of weekly), the episodes are now being edited and mixed! Hope you enjoy the new and improved audio!

Guest

Enzo Resta is a writer, publisher, and aspiring filmmaker. His books include: “Fish Bird Stone Star,” “Earth Temples, Fires and Mandolins,” and “Belle of the Sea.” His work has been featured in numerous literary periodicals. He has also produced several short films. This is his first full-length narrative script, co-written with Koji Steven Sakai. Check out his latest Instagram project at https://www.instagram.com/cucinaresta/.

Find Us Online

Website: https://guycodepod.buzzsprout.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyCodePod

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/guycodpod/

About Us

Koji wanted to impart all of his “wisdom” to his son. But of course, his son already thinks he knows more than me. So instead of trying to tell him now and having it go in one ear and out the other, he decided to record them here with the hopes that maybe… just maybe… when he’s ready, he’ll listen to his advice in the future and not make the same stupid mistakes he did. He’ll also bring on guests to impart their advice as well.  Koji has no doubt their advice will be better than his.

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, Tune In RadioiHeart RadioStitcher, Podcast Addict, and most recently, Amazon Music.

Comedy InvAsian Season 1 Streaming EVERYWHERE!

Listen to Comedy Invasian Season 1:

The Unofficial Official Story Podcast Episode #3 Did 5G Cause the Coronavirus? With Actor Randall Park

Writer/Producer and all-around great guy Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat, Wanda Vision, Always Be My Maybe) joined the Unofficial Official Story team to answer the question we’re sure you’ve been asking for the last year: Did 5g cause the Coronavirus? Listen to the episode to find out the “official” story.

Please note, our interview with Randall at the beginning of the episode went a bit longer than usual (and who can blame us), if you want to skip that part and go straight to the facts, go to: 10:22

Use this link to sign up for Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1614433. Get $20 if you sign up for a paid plan, and you’ll also be supporting the show.

FIND US ONLINE

Website: http://unofficialofficialstory.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theunofficialofficialstorypod/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheUnofOfStory

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxGCoSTC0bmTk5GVFHP4l3w

ABOUT US

Aliens? Bigfoot? Slender Man? QAnon? The grassy knoll? The Zodiac Killer? We’ve heard all the stories and hypotheses trying to explain the unexplainable before, but what’s really going on? Join comedian Dwayne Perkins, writer Koji Steven Sakai, actress Jennifer Field, and their guests as they sift through the facts… and the fiction… to come up with the “official” story.

LINKS & RESEARCH

Our team of researchers do most of its “research” on the Internet, so take our “facts” for what they are. With that in mind, much of our information we got for this episode was gleaned from the following sources:

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/4/24/21231085/coronavirus-5g-conspiracy-theory-covid-facebook-youtube

https://www.bbc.com/news/52168096

https://www.wired.com/story/the-rise-and-spread-of-a-5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory/

https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Analysis-Lots-of-people-believe-COVID-conspiracy-15556994.php

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-5g-conspiracy-theories-man-made-uk-poll-bleach-a9484066.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/tech/5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-trnd/index.html

In addition, we all watched this short documentary by the BBC on YouTube youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5dOvlMCgE 

CREDITS

The sound effects and music was obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com with additional music by WorldTaur.

Hosts: Jennifer Field, Dwayne Perkins, and Koji Steven Sakai

Produced by Koji Steven Sakai

Download and subscribe to the podcast at your favorite podcasting host: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you normally get your podcasts from.