Leave your dancing monkey at home and meet Spike Lee/Jonah Hill collaborator Trevor Zhou and Mr. Asian America, Jeff Yang of The Wall Street Journal. Trevor is the face of Verizon FiOS and starring in Spike Lee’s The Girl is in Trouble and the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature The Sitter with Jonah Hill. Trevor Zhou is not only in front of the lens, but behind it as well with his own comedic weberies Untitled.
What was it like to be one of the first interviewers of Tiger Mom Amy Chua? Is Barack Obama our first Asian American president? What’s the real reason Asian Americans are outmarrying less? And what’s the deal behind those Taiwanese news animations—did we really need to see CGI’s of Tiger’s extramarital drama? Have questions on Asian Americana? Get all the right answers from Asian American marketing guru, self-proclaimed tech nerd, and AAWW’s publisher Jeff Yang. Co-founder of the granddaddy of Asian American ethnic media, aMagazine, Jeff Yang joins in our Mouth to Mouth Open Mic fun for special segment Ask the Asian Guy. Watch as these two heavy hitters set the score for another open mic night at the Workshop!
Mouth to Mouth is AAWW’s monthly open mic, hosted by performer Jen Kwok and novelist Ed Lin, bringing together literary writers, stand-up comedians and you.
Jeff Yang is a veteran communications professional whose career in media and marketing has spanned over a decade and a half, and included multiple successful media and marketing startups. For seven years, Yang wrote Asian Pop for the San Francisco Chronicle. And most recently, he launched a new weekly Wall Street Journal column, Tao Jones. He founded aMagazine: Inside Asian America, Asian America’s largest and most influential media institution. Yang also authored Eastern Standard Time; I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action (the international action hero’s official autobiography); Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, among other bestselling titles.
Trevor Zhou is a filmmaker, writer, actor and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He played the lead in The Sweet Cheat, a guerilla theater piece covered in the New York Times, Village Voice and other media. His film credits include Spike Lee’s production The Girl is in Trouble and 20th Century Fox’s recent film The Sitter with Jonah Hill. This year, Trevor wrote, directed and produced his first film The Problem of Gravity, accepted into the Brooklyn Film Festival and the Korean American Film Festival New York. He is currently creating a new film on surveillance, love, murder and fish in addition to a web series about beer-league hockey. Check out his work at trevorzhou.com.