Japanese-Scottish-American comedian Yoshiko Watson. Photo: Jenni Walkowiak

Jokes aside: the Asian-American comedians getting serious about casting off stereotypes

  • Members of the Asian diaspora are carving a humorous niche that speaks to their experiences
  • From tired tropes to more sophisticated takes on bizarre – and endearing – cultural quirks, non-Asian audiences are responding to the changes
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Japanese-Scottish-American comedian Yoshiko Watson. Photo: Jenni Walkowiak
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Constance Wu wearing the blue gown in Crazy Rich Asians. Photo: Warner Bros

Constance Wu’s Crazy Rich Asians dress heads to Smithsonian museum in Washington

  • Gown joins collection of entertainment artefacts including Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and a handmaid’s costume from The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Blue Marchesa gown was tailored to Wu’s height, and its original long, billowing sleeves were removed for the movie
Topic |   Crazy Rich Asians

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Constance Wu wearing the blue gown in Crazy Rich Asians. Photo: Warner Bros
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