STEPHEN PARK will be one of our special guests at @asianafshow's #RESPECTYOURELDERS#COMEDYFESTIVAL
Tonight! With two improv super teams, and stand up comedian @alicomedy
7pm tonight at @eastwestplayers!
Reposted from @asianafshow ( @get_regrann) - 5/6/19: STEPHEN PARK @stephenpark62
“Stephen “Steve” Park was a standup and performer on the hit television show #InLivingColor during the 1991 season which aired on Fox. Coincidentally, at the same time, I was an impressionable 5 year old living in South Texas with just enough curiosity to want to absorb all the television I possibly could. Up to that point in my life, I had actually never seen another Asian-American face on the TV screen. But then I was introduced to the hit show In Living Color and that was the beginning for me. I absolutely had to watch In Living Color every week and would always bug my dad to change to the correct channel when it was time for the show. Seeing someone that represented me on that big stage allowed me to have the dream that it WAS possible for an Asian to be on TV anywhere.
His continued work in being a voice for representation along with his excellent performances in films like Falling Down and Fargo really helped cement the idea that Asian performers can be more than just a stereotype & helped give me the faith and confidence to push forward and pursue my passions.
As we continue to grow and move forward with representation in comedy as a community, I hope that we can continue to inspire future generations of Asian-American comedians & performers, just like Steve Park did for me.”
- G-Su Paek @gsu.paek
Read more at asianafshow.com/blog! #RespectYourElders#AsianAF#APAHM
My newest video “Johnny May” just dropped on @thethizzler‼️ This one is for everybody riding in that hooptie dreaming of a benz, link in bio‼️
Infamous TAZ - Johnny May
Produced by: @headnodic
Shot & Directed by: @b_amechi
Special effects by: @toni.neshae
Provided by: @thethizzler x @trapxart
Now Available on: YouTube
Raising these young ladies has been the highest honor, but doing it solo for the last 6 years has also had its unique challenges. It’s not like I get to bounce off ideas with that ONE person, or say “here, tag you’re it, I don’t want to be a mom today.” I am on 24/7 whether I’m ready or not. But this was the plan - and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of who they are and what they stand for. In the process of raising all 3 of my children, I have also been able to heal, grow and glow. The rise is not always social media pretty. It has come with the ugly cry, hollowness, the occasional parenting rant about how I’m from Corona, Queens and “homey don’t play dat!” I still don’t think they know what that means. Lol.
But through it all we have built resilience and courage, along with other many important lessons along the way - like don’t let just anyone cut your hair, the value of exercise, sugar is the enemy (they still bypass this one), and most importantly to lean on God from your waking moment, till the moment you fall asleep. If they learn nothing else from me- I want them to recognize that we’ve made it this far because of my relationship and communication with my Heavenly Father who has been my guide since May 7, 2013. On that day I lost so much, but I also found everything. I realized that I didn’t have to go at this parenting thing or at life alone.