I mean, it's not that I'm, like, obsessed with cute Korean-American stand-up comics or anything -- it's just the two after all -- but here's a profile of Tina Kim that I seem to have stumbled upon:
Q: Did you originally envision yourself being a performer, or is there a story or main reason behind your becoming a comedienne / actress? How did you start out as an news reporter?
I've always wanted to be a performer. I love the stage, public speaker, acting, etc. But being an Asian woman I realized there aren't any opportunities and I pursued journalism, cause that's the only time you see Asian women on TV, unless I tried to be an extra on MASH, but unfortunately the show is cancelled. I love to laugh and after seeing Margaret Cho, I was inspired, but I was hesitant to pursue it, so I kept pursuing my journalism career. I graduated from The University of Washington and have a Broadcast Journalism degree. I interned at a small station in Yakima Washington, then eventually went to Missoula Mt, where I was the anchor, cameraman, reporter, news car driver, etc. Then I said I can't take it no more. I need to move to NY and do something creative where I can use all of my real talents!!!
I have the oddest feeling that Margaret Cho's reaction to being called an inspiration would be,
Do I look like a mutha fuckin role model?
To a kid lookin' up ta me
Life ain't nothin but bitches and money.
Cause I'm tha type o' nigga that's built ta last
If ya fuck wit me I'll put a foot in ya ass
See I don't give a fuck 'cause I keep bailin
Yo, what the fuck are they yellin?
Damn, now I want to hear that again. Anybody got an mp3 handy so they can hook a brotha up?
Update: Speaking of hooking a brotha up, anybody got Photoshop or another image manipulation program, so's they could take the square edges off that Breast Cancer Site button over yonder, or make 'em transparent? Little thing, but it bugs me.
And if you want to hit that button/link every day and hook them up, that's cool too.