Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a laugh from the Asian American Comedy Troupe – AsAmNews


By Mimi Chen, Editor of AsAmNews

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the Model Majority Comedy Troupe’s annual Lunar New Year pageant. The show will be a live virtual broadcast this Saturday, February 19 at 9 p.m. EST/PM PST.

Admission is free with a suggested donation to National Geographic’s Big Cats initiative. Participants must register on https://www.modelmajority.com/ to receive a private link to this special event. A replay of the live show will be available until the end of February.

Model Majority is the first team of comedians of its kind in New York to produce original and new sketches for every show written by, directed by and featuring some of the funniest and most talented Asian Americans in New York and from Los Angeles.

“Think Asian SNL. Our goal is to challenge stereotypes, increase positive Asian portrayal, and explore comedic themes rarely seen in mainstream media but widely understood. Model Majority brings a fresh, honest perspective to the scene New York comedy, said founder Veronica Dang.

Model Majority has been featured in various news outlets such as New York Times, TimeOut NY, AsAmNews, South China Morning Post, Cityguide and at comedy festivals across the country. The team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, by Tracy Morgan The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, by Ken Jeong I Can See Your Voice, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan, Law & Order: SVU; Shows from Broadway, UCB and the best comedy clubs. Model Majority has been featured at several comedy festivals including New York’s SketchFest and Asian-American International Film Festival, World Comedy Expo Chicago, Jersey City Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival and many more. others.

Art design by Carol Lee

The show features the acclaimed comedic talent of Model Majority who performs original sketches written exclusively for the show with a focus on Lunar New Year traditions and all things tiger. “Tiger Woods” and “Tiger King” are expected. There will also be special appearances by rising comedians.

The show link will allow audiences to interact via chat with members of the Model Majority team during the show.

The cast and writers of this show include:

Veronica Dang, Founder

Kevin Chew

Carol Lee

Alex Chester

Eric Esteban

Ariel Platform

No Kuramoto

Inam Quazi

Julie Tran

Monique Villa

Viet Vo

Lindsay Burton

Theo Park

Stand-up comedy appearances by

Ai Yoshihara

Andy Jiang

Ali Lu

Prateek Srivastava.

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