Tag Archives: Ken Jeong

The Racialicious TV Roundup: 2.26-3.3

By Arturo R. García and Kendra James

Kevin Hart greets the crowd before his opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live.”

Kevin Hart hosts SNL: Not only did Kevin Hart get to host a funnier than usual Saturday Night Live this week, he got NBC to play an ad for his BET parody show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, during the broadcast. Miracles really do happen.

The gems of the evening included Hart’s opening monologue (these are always better when the show’s writers have nothing to do with them), “The Z Shirt” (90s nostalgia rarely fails), and Really? With Seth and Kevin (commentary on the Voting Rights Act debate stuck between some less funny “Weekend Update” material).
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Race + Comedy: Goatface Confronts Expectations in ‘Pilot Season’ [Culturelicious]

Illustration by Caitlin M. Boston

By Guest Contributor Caitlin M. Boston

Have you heard the joke about the time that two Indians, an Afghan, and an Iranian-Greek guy who walked into a bar and hatched a plot to take over the world?

That’s exactly what happened when Asif AliHasan MinhajFahim Anwar, and Aristotle Athiras got together in late 2011 to form Goatface Comedy, an LA-based sketch group working to blow up and out of the stereotypical roles that Hollywood is set on casting them in.

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The Extra-Large Racialicious Guide To San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Part II

By Arturo R. García

If you saw Part I yesterday, you saw that the Black Panel, traditionally held on Saturdays, had made its’ way to the Friday morning line-up. Luckily, more panels have stepped up to fill the POC void on Saturday, and Sunday looks to be book-ended by some interesting stuff. Not that we’re too biased. The line-up is under the cut.
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Quotable: Ken Jeong, On A Mother’s Strength


In the middle of the most challenging time of our lives, Tran stood strong for our family and encouraged me to pursue my dream of leaving behind my career as a doctor to become a comedian. (I don’t know how many wives would encourage that kind of insanity. But I was lucky mine did.)

Three years ago, as my wife and I were eagerly adapting to parenthood with our then 1-year-old twin girls, Alexa and Zooey, we received the most devastating news. Tran was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer. We were both in shock, and I was angry. How could this be happening to her? How could this be happening to us now, at what should be the happiest time of our lives? But her grace and poise in how she faced her own diagnosis made me realize I’d have to stand up and be the man she needed me to be — the man who would match her strength and be her constant throughout her battle. We were in this together.

Throughout her grueling treatments — 16 chemotherapy sessions, a mastectomy, followed by radiation — I stood by her side in complete amazement as she drew from a strength I didn’t know she possessed, until she became a mother. She fought back against cancer with everything she had for our girls, so that they would grow up knowing a mother’s love, a mother’s instinct, a mother’s touch.

It was difficult to comprehend why this was happening to her at a time when she should be enjoying the first years of motherhood with her young children. I now believe there was a reason she was diagnosed when she was — she had a mother’s strength to draw from, and a stronger will to fight.
- From “For My Wife, In Celebration Of Mother’s Day,” as published in The Huffington Post
Image courtesy of Zimbio