In this episode
Jared Lovrak and I talk about The Simpson’s character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and voice actor Hank Azaria‘s decision to stop voicing Apu.
APU SHOW NOTES
The origins of Apu.
Why Apu is a hero.
Why people find the character offensive.
Why Hank Azaria is stepping down from the character.
Will this lead to more character’s being abandoned for the sake of political correctness?
What racial stereotypes look like outside the United States.
Why not laugh?
And lots more!
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Brian Kohatsu spent 20 years as an award-winning director before stepping away from the camera for a career in comedy. He quickly found success in radio and gained national recognition when he was featured on Sirius/XM. Brian trained with several improv troupes, before transitioning to stand up. He now performs at various comedy clubs, casinos, churches and corporate events around the country. LISTEN NOW
BRIAN KOHATSU SHOW NOTES
Stand-up comedy vs Improv
Forming an Improv troupe
How Improv impacts Brian’s
crowdwork Miscommunication is funny
Shane Gillis podcast and SNL Brian’s experience with passive racism
What’s are you?
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