Society & Culture
Ep 30 - Rice Asian Comedy Showcase and Daria
Lin has enjoyed the Rice comedy show (https://www.vongshow.com), a monthly event ( https://www.facebook.com/events/545385056239991/) that showcases Asian stand-up comedians. With particular panache, the comedians present relatable aspects of the Asian immigrant experience in a hilarious way that made Lin vow she’ll be a regular from now on.
In the meantime, Margrit is re-living their youth by watching Daria on Crave (https://www.crave.ca/en/tv-shows/daria). Pre-immigration Margrit learned from the show’s satire of stereotypical middle-class white American high-school experience. Instead of centering the usual popular-girl-with-an-athletic-boyfriend stereotype, Daria pokes fun at it by showcasing a proudly nerdy girl who bucks the pressures of conforming to the demands of high-school popularity.
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