Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish are winging adulthood together. Two of the funniest female comedians working today have teamed up with BoJack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt for Tuca & Bertie, an animated comedy series about two wildly different bird women who are nevertheless BFF’s. Watch the first Tuca and Bertie trailer below.
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Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong sound like a comedy dream team. One is the breakout star of Girls Trip whose infectious personality is everywhere, the other is the star of two acclaimed Netflix stand-up specials and a writer for ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. Together, they’re two of the funniest women working today. Pair them up with Lisa Hanawalt, the producer of Netflix’s animated critical darling BoJack Horseman, and well, you’ve got us hooked.
Haddish and Wong are the stars of Tuca & Bertie, a new animated series from Hanawalt that follows two very different bird women living in the same apartment building. See the Tuca and Bertie first look released by Netflix below.
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This morning, a brand new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet arrived, showcasing even more footage from the parade of Disney intellectual property that the not-so-bad video game bad guy will encounter when he heads into the internet. That footage included the debut of some characters who we hadn’t yet seen, and thankfully, we know exactly who those characters are, and who will be voicing them. So let’s find out who else is in the Ralph Breaks the Internet cast. Read More »
Asian-Americans aren’t necessarily well-represented in Hollywood. In fact, you could say they’re pretty poorly represented, with few lead roles written for Asian actors, while plenty of those originally Asian roles are given to white actors in a little phenomenon called “whitewashing.” There’s a whole stigma around Asian men being believable romantic leads due to centuries of media and pop culture emasculating them, but that’s a whole conversation I’ll get to later.
But everything’s coming up, Millhouse. First, we had The Big Sick and Master of None showcasing South Asian men in complex lead roles, romantic and otherwise. Soon, we’ll be getting Crazy Rich Asians, a rom-com which boasts an all-Asian cast. And now, Netflix is gifting us with another Asian-American-led rom-com starring the always hilarious Ali Wong and Randall Park.
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