Pauline Yasuda’s quirky and humorous perspective on being Asian and living in America captivates and delights a wide range of viewers, bringing in to perspective questions of identity, race, and gender. Being half Japanese and half Korean, those from a diverse background will relate to her stories of having an immigrant mother and a second generation father, while others will gain an understanding of this cultural experience. Pauline shatters assumptions, showing audiences that Asian females can be bold, outspoken, and funny; and creating a dialogue about gender and racial stereotypes. As an underrepresented minority in the entertainment field, Pauline questions the mainstream notion of who people expect to see on stage and encourages others to take risks and challenge cultural norms. She holds the title of California’s Funniest Female (2013) and can be seen in comedy clubs and festivals across the country.
NACA Mid Atlantic 2015 Spotlight Low Showcase
NACA Northern Plains 2015 Showcase Alternate