Education doesn’t have to be corny or sad. In school settings, sometimes a treat from all the lecturing is to be shown a really nice film. Well, these comedians are bringing you just that.
For that matter, here is the company of JustKiddingFilms, rapper Traphik and the new comer’s comedy of David So.
To start, JustKiddingFilms’ unofficial motto perhaps is “teach good things in a bad way”. Powered by the comedic tandem Bart Kwan and Joe Jo, they have been known for their impersonations of crazy Vietnamese uncles, cholos and impassioned middle aged Korean television hosts.
Their entire cast involves individuals on camera and editing, along with a rotation of actors, singers and other comedians. Their comedic videos, which garnered a total of 77,114, 583 video views and 441, 062 subscribers - tackle various societal issues in a not so serious way.
JustKiddingFilms started long ago with this silly, obviously fabricated, newly arrived immigrant’s rant about being mugged. This intentionally politically incorrect clip, which may have been somewhat funny then but possibly an uncertain choice of subject now, has launched a career spanning 4 years and 8 months in the making. Bart Kwan even rapped about his past life. He also shows youngsters maturity, along with how to get into UCLA.
JustKiddingFilms has been remarkably increasing the quality of their videos for the past few years. They’ve stayed in the business by continuously pushing the envelope of creativity. Take their video, Robbery Fail for instance. One of the notable qualities of their work is how they manage to handle anxiety inducing issues in a very lighthearted, fun loving way.
These issues include: name brand consciousness amongst youth, body image, immigrant teachers and of course, stereotypes. Their subject matter also covers very misleading movie myths, along with poking fun of the roles we play in everyday life.
JustKiddingFilms present subject matter which many adults may not have had the guts to teach their kids half a century ago. They allow discussion even in the subtle etiquette of paying the restaurant bill.
While Traphik’s style of comedy concerns itself with issues which may mostly affect urban raised American youth, the content of some of his speeches may surpass even those who are a decade his senior. What may have started off his career is his video “First Asian Boy” which featured his girlfriend in a cocky rendition of the song American boy by Estelle. His newly released rap album is even available for free.
A notable theme in Traphik’s videos is the desire to fight emasculating representations of men of Asian heritage, relationship matters and acting black. At most, he is perhaps a voice for many marginalized urban raised Asian youth in America. He even doles out reasonable sounding relationship advice for high school aged youth.
Traphik’s collection of seemingly self-directed videos has garnered 1,236,938 subscribers and 402,956,459 views to date.
Finally, last on the list is David So from Sacramento, California. Having only started stand-up comedy since 2008, he sure isn’t an established comic yet. However, he looks past this hurdle by simply posting videos on YouTube. Even at the age of 23, he made a video which reveals his love for America in a very astute and candid manner. Other times, he speaks of the difficulties of being fat, the importance of being culturally sensitive while also giving preventive tips for self-defense.
All these, are dedications to education with a bang.
The said comedians show that there are more to classroom clowns, than meets the eye.
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