First Asian American Stand-up Live and Digital TV Series Planned


Clockwise from top left: Amy Hill, Paul Kim, Robin Tran, Joey Guila, Atsuko Okatsuka, Kevin Yee.

Clockwise from top left: Amy Hill, Paul Kim, Robin Tran, Joey Guila, Atsuko Okatsuka, Kevin Yee.


Producers Koji Steven Sakai and Quentin Lee have teamed up with Viva Pictures to produce and distribute a live and filmed stand-up series titled “Comedy InvAsian,” featuring six of the nation’s top and unique Asian American comedians each performing a one-hour special at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Feb. 10 to 26, 2017.

Signed talents are:

• Veteran Laugh Factory comedian and Kollaboration founder Paul Kim, who will open the series on Friday, Feb. 10.

• Young Japanese American comedian Atsuko Okatsuka (Comedy Central Asia, Disoriented Comedy, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), who will perform on Saturday, Feb. 11.