Growing up, in order to cure my boredom, Youtube was my outlet. I always felt the need to embrace my Asian American-ness, so many of the people I watched on Youtube were Asian Americans. Ranging from musicians like Aj Rafael to comedians like Ryan Higa to videographers like Wongfu Productions, everyone seemed to fall within this Asian American category. Mind you, I also watched many others on Youtube, but this was the bulk of it.
Wongfu Productions has had a huge impact on my life with their short films and shorts and/or comedy sketches. They have always been super inspirational. Watching their stuff i would cry, laugh, and everything in between. ( I even have one of their Nice Guy T shirts.)
Recently they released their first full fledge short/ TV series with on Youtube Red called “Single by 30”. This is a spin off/continuation of “Single by 30” a year ago which was just a pilot. This is a breakthrough for Asian American everywhere due to the fact that in media and the entertainment industry there are not many Asian Americans present. Harry Shum Jr. who starred in Glee and was in this short/TV series with Wongfu has become one of the many Asian American Faces in the acting industry. He has shown a lot throughout his career. Usually Asian American do not hold lead roles, but on Glee Harry had sort of a lead role, but with single by 30 he was one of the main leads. Many people may not see this as a big deal, but for Asian Americans this is a breakthrough. There has been a lot of interest garnered for this series and it just shows that Asian Americans are getting themselves out there and one day will hopefully be equally represented in the media and hollywood maybe even. #Wongfu4lyfe