For No Good Reason audio review

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In this episode, our heroes review For No Good Reason, a documentary about the life and work of Gonzo political cartoonist Ralph Steadman, famous for illustrating Hunter S. Thompson’s works, directed by Charlie Paul and hosted by Johnny Depp.

We talk about an artist’s process and battle for motivation, using drugs for inspiration, channeling anger through art, Steadman and Thompson’s relationship, Occupy Central and protest art.

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But Always audio review

 
 
Our heroes review But Always, directed by Snow Zou, starring Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuan Yuan.

We talk about Steven watching a romantic movie all by his lonesome, the adult version of Captain Planet, Dr. Kong, the fake Brad Pitt viral love letter, Asian Americans and how every woman secretly craves a stalker.

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The Expendables 3 audio review

 
 
Our heroes review The Expendables 3, the third instalment in the series, directed by Patrick Hughes, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and a shit ton of other people.

We talk about Steven’s first time at church, the new cast members, the way jocks interact in the locker room, Bruce Willis’ work ethic, our ideas for the next villain and Karteek’s pick for a brown Expendable in the next film.

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Fading Gigolo audio review

 
 
Our heroes review Fading Gigolo, a comedy directed by and starring Jon Turturro, also starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis and Sofia Vergara.

We talk about Woody Allen being a pimp, Jon Turturro as a ho, the 3 female leads, male fantasy, Negiah and the Jewish community.

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HK Comedy Competition 2014: Yalun Tu

In its eighth season, the HK Comedy Competition kicks off Thursday September 25th. Comedy HK caught up with this years competitors to get a preview of the action to come. Join our mailing list and don’t miss any of the great shows coming to Hong Kong.

YALUN TU

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Comedy Career:  1+ year
Comedy Home Base:  Hong Kong
Website:  @yaluntu

Q&A with Comedy HK

What is the comedy scene like where you’re from?
I’m from Boston, which has a well-established comedy scene. Lots of standups came from Boston, like me. Also Louis C.K., Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Stephen Wright but I don’t’ think that’s relevant.

I didn’t start performing until I came to Hong Kong. I’m extremely excited about it.

What pre-show rituals do you do to get ready to perform?
Mostly freak-out. I see other people practicing their jokes, punching the air, and doing other things that must be useful. I sit on a chair and worry a lot.

Which competitors are you most looking forward to watching?
I like Jim Brewsky and Sean Hebert. There are probably a lot of other people who are awesome I haven’t seen yet and I’m super excited to learn more about the new HK comics.

What can the crowds expect from you in this years competition?
Hugs, undying friendship, and free cocaine if you vote for me.

Who would you like to see in the 2014 competition who did not make the final lineup?
I guess Chris Rock since I didn’t see him on the list. I wonder what that guy is doing.

Looking forward, what are some of your comedy goals for 2015?
Write a lot more. Perform more. Figure out what I really want to say. There are lots of things that I find funny but communicating them so other people find it funny is a real challenge.

Come on out and see Yalun Tu compete on Saturday September 27th at 9pm at TakeOut Comedy.  See the full list of the 2014 competitors on Comedy HK