Meet Woody Fu & Too Many Asians @woodrowfu #toomanyasians
Tell us about you.
I’m an actor/comedian, a cancer, Slytherin, and introvert. Trained at the Magnet and UCB Theaters in NY, performed at Boom Chicago (Amsterdam), with Baby Wants Candy, and toured nationally with my one-man show Asian Gracefully. Love seltzer and french fries, my spirit animal is a penguin. I’ve appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, FX and The New York Times. I’m also a lead in the feature Lucky Grandma, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this year.
Tell us about your current project?
Have you ever thought “there’s not enough Asian faces onstage?” After this show you will think “that was TOO MANY Asians!” Too Many Asians! is a live one-man characters show by actor, comedian and writer Woody Fu. Watch him become a KPOP boy band, a very confident pigeon and more in a series of tight comedy sketches. After half an hour, you will be an Asian ally or dead, GUARANTEED. Directed by Hunter Nelson.
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
This show is going up at New York City’s premiere venue for sketch comedy, the Upright Citizens Brigade in Hell’s Kitchen.
What’s next for you?
I’m making a short film about time travel!
What is the name of the last show you saw?
The last thing I really enjoyed is the podcast CONVICTION on Gimlet Media.
Any advice for your peers?
Keep doing it. Don’t stop doing it.
Woody Fu performs on Maude Night, Characters Welcome, and Baby Wants Candy at UCB. He was a castmember of Boom Chicago (Amsterdam), and Thrones! The Musical Parody (Edinburgh Fringe). He’s appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, FX, and The New York Times. He is a lead in the feature Lucky Grandma, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival this year.
His webseries Asian American Studies is an official selection at Slamdance 2019, and his forthcoming series UR Asian Friend was produced by UCB Comedy and Nerdist. His one-man show Asian Gracefully toured New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin, and Toronto.
He’s also a professional DJ who loves penguins, seltzer and french fries.
He is represented by Ken Treusch at Bleecker Street Entertainment.