After a turbulent year of lows and highs for Asian-Americans and the AAPI community around the world, and on the heels of this year’s past AAPI Heritage month in May, executive producers Koji Steven Sakai (Liittle Nalu Pictures), Victor Elizalde (Viva Pictures) and Quentin Lee (Margin Films) felt empowered to team back up for Season 2 of Comedy InvAsian spotlighting a fresh cast of Pan-Asian/AAPI standup comedians. Please see the exclusive announcement in The Diaspora Times HERE.
Comedy InvAsian 2.0 will feature up and coming comedians; queer HIV+ adovcate Korean-American comedian Aidan Park, Indian-American Vinayak Pal, Thai-American Eli Nicolas, former Chinese beauty queen Jiaoying Summers, Lin 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.
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 Quentin Lee and Koji Steven Sakai producing through Sakai’s Little Nalu Pictures.
“Global audiences are demanding diversity and Comedy InvAsian is proving to be one of those outlets without compromising quality”, said Victor 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 5th season.
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 Quentin Lee are developing a scripted limited series about the band’s battle against the US Government to trademark their name.
Created by Koji Steven Sakai and directed by Quentin Lee, Comedy InvAsian 2.0 features the nations’ top and unique Asian-American comedians spotlighted with a 30-minute set each.
About Little Nalu Pictures
Writer/Producer Koji Steven Sakai is the founder of Little Nalu Pictures LLC. He has written seven feature films that have been produced, including, most recently, The Commando, a feature film starring Michael Jai White and Mickey Rourke which is being distributed by Paramount in the Fall of 2021. He also produced five feature films; a one-hour comedy special that originally premiered on Netflix, Comedy InvAsian, a television series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians, which premiered on Hulu and will be shooting a second season this summer; and Brash Girls Club, a limited comedy series that premiered on Tubi TV.