Leonard is a comedian.He first started comedy in grade school as a form of self defense. Over thirty years later, he did an actual open mic in Vancouver as an adult. Hasn't stopped since. Leonard won the Absolute Comedy Prove You're a Comic contest in 2016 and the Comedy Brawl in 2018, beating over 400 comics. You may have heard him on Sirius/XM or CBC radio, or seen him at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, or Just For Laughs in Montreal.Leonard is a writer.He has been a huge fan of the written word ever since he became aware of the alphabet. You might be able to catch some of his writing on the web (CBC Comedy and The Beaverton) or on stage ("You Want It What Way: A Boy Band Tale"). Leonard's original pilot Forever Home was one of the finalists at the 2018 CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program at Just For Laughs in Montreal. He has also spent a little bit of time in the writer's room for the international hit Kim's Convenience.
On today's special all-hot-topics episode of RICE we'll be debating NBA Players Boycott, Half of Canadian Restaurants Expected to Close, New Trump Advisor Touts Herd Immunity, Whitby Bingo Woman Turned Away... AND MORE!!!
Asian Movie Review of the Week: Better Luck Tomorrow! Directed by Justin Lin. Starring Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Roger Fan, John Cho, Karin Ann Cheung. Distributed by MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.
What superstitions were you taught growing up? Do superstitions still play a role in your life now? Also tackling trending topics including the TikTok Ban, Health Canada's COVID-19 Tracing App, and Trump Attempting to Delay the US Election.
Debating the generational divide b/w Asian parents & their children. Topics include Strip-Club Chicken Wings (Lou Williams, NBA's LA Clippers), Indian Matchmaker's possible gay scandal & Donald Trump's lies about throwing the first pitch with NY Yankees.
Debating the role and treatment of women in Asian circles. Discussing hot topics: Face of the Five-Dollar Bill, Governor-General Payette's Toxicity, Return of Live Comedy, and Youths Dressing as Seniors for Booze!
What were you taught about money and wealth from your Asian families? How does this differ from North American views on wealth? What are your thoughts on the rise of Asian countries like China as world economic superpowers?
What features are desirable to Asians in women and in men & how is that different from North American standards? Asians' use of cosmetic surgery and other procedures is quite prevalent. What are the most popular procedures?
Discussing how interracial relationships are viewed by Asians. Reviewing "Romeo Must Die" starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. Views on Angus Reid poll of Asians coping with increased racism since COVID-19 pandemic.
What on earth is a wet market and do Asians really eat wild animals? Are the Trinity Bellwoods Park visitors representative of a deeper issue in Toronto? We also review "The Farewell" starring Awkwafina.
RICE - Asian Comedy Podcast. Sharing the Asian perspective on entertainment, sports and trending topics. Today's show features discussion about Asian Heritage Month the future of stand-up comedy in a post-coronavirus world.
On episode 46 of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by comedians John Mostyn and Leonard Chan. Apart from being two hilarious Canadian comedians, both John and Leonard have completed a ten day silent meditation retreat, also known as Vipassana....