The “Date an Asian” music video premiere last night at Sulu Series was AWESOME!!!
The evening started off with amazing spoken word/poetry from Jenny C. Lares, Simone Jacobson and special guest Marco Mercado.
Supercool band Paperdoll also rocked the house with some original songs – and a fantastic cover of A-Ha!
We rolled into the music video premiere, which elicited a lot of positive responses – from laughter to “awws” to people genuinely being touched by the tribute to Asian guys, it was amazing to see such great reactions to a project that has been in the works for almost a year.
After the video premiered, we had had a bunch of great performances from the guys of “Date an Asian”, who are some of NY’s top Asian male performers:
YouJean Chang got the crowd going with his hilarious, racially charged humor.
Air Tabigue did a bunch of amazing new material after literally hopping off a plane from Vegas to make the show – what a guy!
Comedy improv group Asian Flush also had its world premiere last night! The all-Asian, all-dude group consists of: Joel Arandia, Keith Huang, Roy Koshy, Binu Paulose, Nikhil Rao, and Jamaal Sedayao.
Narinder Singh kept the crowd going with his cunning one-liners, which I dubbed “non-Sikh-uiturs”, teehee!
Phil Nee, the Godfather of Asian Comedy (who plays my dad in the video!), totally lived up to his name and annihilated the crowd with his set.
Finally, The Part-Time Models dance crew brought down the house for the grand finale!!!
All in all, it was such a great night, and I want to thank everyone again for making “Date an Asian” possible. The song and music video were a TON of fun to make, and it’s such a damn thrill to finally have it out in the world!
Also, a massive shoutout to the Sulu and Bowery Poetry Club crew: mucho thanks to Taiyo Na for giving a home to Asian American artists – Sulu Series coming up on 5 years!!! Thank you to DJ Boo for manning the turntables, Nick for teching up a storm, and the lovely Diane O’Debra for keeping us well hydrated.
Look for the video in the coming days, very soon!!!
AND, if you have a hankering for a LIVE performance of “Date an Asian” with myself and Soce, come to K-Date on Thurs, 8/20 at Comix! Click on “Shows” for full details about this hit Asian matchmaking show!!!