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What is Asian, Not Asian?

"Asian, Not Asian" is a weekly comedy podcast with hosts Fumi Abe (Comedy Central) and Michael Nguyen (Mcsweeney's). Our elevator pitch is this: Two Asian guys not from Asia talking about American issues no American cares about


Asian, Not Asian has received the highest accolades in the form of write-ups, social media shoutouts, and naughty DMs by outlets such as Vulture, Hyphen, The Slant, PAPER Magazine, Banana Magazine, and Bustle. It has also been part of the curated Spotify comedy podcast playlist “Laugh Out Loud” multiple times.

Most recently, the show was included in Vulture’s Comedy Podcast Roundup (twice!) as well as The AV Club’s Podcast series highlights.


"Downright hilarious"

— Hyphen Magazine


Meet The Hosts

Fumi Abe (@TheFumiAbe) is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian based in New York City. His comedy has been featured on MTV DecodedVulture, and the New York Times.

Fumi recently opened for Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show at Carolines on Broadway and the Comedy Cellar. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the Stand-Up NBC competition in 2017 and 2019.


Mic Nguyen (@nicepantsdude) is a writer and comedian who has written for such illustrious websites as NBC News, Racked, and his mom’s 60th birthday e-vite. When he’s not tweeting you can find him doing stand-up onstage, working on a sci-fi short story about sneakers, or co-hosting the Asian, Not Asian comedy podcast. He lives in Brooklyn.