The funniest Asian comedians are a significant part of the global entertainment sector. These renowned personalities seamlessly furnish humour in movies, television shows, and stand-up comedy. The comedians create funny jokes in unique ways, making watching them a breath of fresh air.
5 funniest Asian comedians
1. Pat Morita
Noriyuki “Pat” Morita may be best known for showing a generation of teenagers that the best way to learn karate was by cleaning his house. But this The Karate Kid (1984) actor had a thriving career in comedy long before he played Mr. Miyagi.
2. Jackie Chan
International martial arts superstar Jackie Chan’s lightning-fast kicks and punches draw comparisons to Bruce Lee, but he’s actually got more in common with Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. That’s because Chan uses his unique kung fu style — developed from years of rigorous training in the China Drama Academy — to offer side-splitting displays of physical comedy.
3. Randall Park
Comedian-actor Randall Park gave new meaning to the term “color-blind casting” when he briefly replaced John Krasinski in The Office to play “Asian Jim” in an office prank that gave Dwight (Rainn Wilson) an existential crisis. Since then, Park’s starred in his own sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, and even became part of the MCU as FBI agent Jimmy Woo.
4. Margaret Cho
Comedian Margaret Cho doesn’t shy away from controversial topics. Take a look at any of her stand-up routines that cover substance abuse, eating disorders, LGBT issues, and Asian-American stereotypes.
She’s a comedian. She’s a rapper. And she’s an actress whose roles have let her play everything from a spider to a dragon to a gender-swapped seagull in the live-action version of The Little Mermaid (2023).
Clearly, Awkwafina is one performer who doesn’t allow herself to be limited by one career. That’s something that’s allowed her to do everything from host a short-form web series to host SNL to carving out her place in the MCU as Shang Chi’s best friend Katy.