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Comedy Hour with Jon Allen & Friends

Comedy Hour with Jon Allen & Friends

Join us for an Hour of Comedy with Jon Allen & Friends featuring:

Jon Allen

2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon has always had an interest in story-telling and making people laugh.In the world of anime he’s lent his voice to many unique characters, including Mori on “FLCL Progressive,” Alessi in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” Zack in “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans,” Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero on “Hunter X Hunter,” Edano, Takkeda, and Bandai in “Mob Psycho 100,” The MC in “Kakegurui,” and even the Pink Hat Guy in “Dragonball Z.” You may also have heard him as the voice of Jarvis, Smooth Jarvis, Rugged Jarvis, and H8 Squadder in “Pain” on the Playstation Network, which also included voice-overs from celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, George Takei, and Andy Dick. Other video game voice credits include such titles as “Warhammer Tactics,” “High Velocity Bowling,” “Jack Keane,” “Elvira’s Monster Stack ‘N Match,” and many others. On television he’s been seen in the series “The Ex-List” Comedy Central’s “My Profile Story,” “Know Your Meme,” “You Can Do Better” on truTV, and stars as Ryan Wyatt in the upcoming series “The Castmembers,” an episodic comedy series depicting the hi-jinks and struggles of working in a movie theater. In addition to his acting and comedy pursuits, Jon also regularly contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, currently performing as “Jonald Trump” on Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, and as “Ricotta Flair” on WWE star Brian Kendrick’s comedic “Wrestling Pro Wrestling” in Los Angeles, CA. He also streams on the popular new app “Unlocked.”

Website: http://www.JonAllenComedy.com
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/JonAllenVO
Twitter: @KingJonAllen
Instagram: @TheJonAllen

Julian Michael

Julian Michael is an incredibly likeable guy who says horrible things about everybody. A self-described “token minority,” Julian was on his way to becoming a Baptist minister before he discovered how hilarious and gay he is.

For the last 10 years, Julian has brought unfiltered laughter to audiences of all backgrounds, even though he fits in with none of them. In 2017. Julian signed with Uproar Records, the same label responsible for 12 Richard Pryor albums among other great works and recorded his live comedy album, Insert Token, to a standing ovation at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. It can be heard on Sirius XM (Kevin Hart’s LOL Radio and Raw Dog Comedy) and is available everywhere music is sold.

Julian recently made his big screen debut as a writer and performer in “Out on Stage: The Movie”, a feature film highlighting the diversity and talent within gay comedy. Optioned writer, stereotype buster, recovering acappella singer, Julian lures audiences in with his laid back style, then takes them on an unexpected but always hilarious journey.

https://www.doubleminorityreport.com
http://www.facebook.com/spokenbytoken
http://www.twitter.com/spokenbytoken
http://www.instagram.com/takenbytoken

Daniel Magden

Daniel Magden is a twenty one year old comic from Dallas Texas. In his three years of stand up, Daniel has performed at clubs and colleges throughout North Texas and Colorado, and has worked with several nationally touring headliners. Daniel is also unsure weather this bio should be in third person or not. If not, this would all sound like the ramblings of a narcissist, which there is no evidence that Daniel isn’t.

http://www.twitter.com/magdendaniel




Ryan Talmo

Ryan Talmo is an LA based comic. He has performed all over the United States, from bars to clubs. He has also recently finished recording his first Comedy Album “My Lymphoma”, where he battled blood cancer and performed around his illness. You can find him host and produce his weekly comedy show “Tarzana Underground” in the Valley and his monthly vlog “Talking Shop with Talmo”. He is the founder of Valley Jesus Productions which produces comedy shows, short films and local art that is located in the San Fernando Valley.
You can follow him on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/talmocomedy/

Industry Panel Time Location
Jon Allen & friends Sat, 10/27/18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
Autographs Sat, 10/27/18, 8:00 – 9:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

Announcing the Asian American Culture Con at PMX!

A day of Asian American Content hosted and curated by Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, the hosts of the Podcast “They Call Us Bruce”

In partnership with Jeff Yang — author, cultural critic and celebrity dad — and Phil Yu — the blogger behind Angry Asian Man, who co-host the popular podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE, PMX is proud to announce the ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURE CON, a full day of Asian American programming on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

All panels are FREE with PMX registration (full weekend or Sunday only)!

More guests are being announced every week so be sure to follow the AACC Facebook Event or @TheyCallUsBruce on Twitter for continual updates.

The AACC will feature six sessions recorded LIVE for the THEY CALL US BRUCE podcast:

Time Session Description Featuring
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
Welcome Introductions by THEY CALL US BRUCE – Jeff Yang
– Phil Yu
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
FALL TV PREVIEW: Asian Americans on TV A talk with Asian American stars of the new fall TV season Jake Choi (ABC’s SINGLE PARENTS)
Keiko Agena (Hulu’s THE FIRST)
Ryan Potter (DCU’s TITANS)
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
LIFE IN COLORS: Asian Americans in Animation A talk with standout creators from the world of animation Daniel Chong (WE BARE BEAR)
Vic Cook (show runner for STRETCH ARMSTRONG)
Dan Santat (THE REPLACEMENTS)
Fawn Veerasunthorn
(story editor for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET)
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent Looking for the next-generation of Asian American stars Will S. Choi (ASIAN AF)
Snehal Desai (EAST WEST PLAYERS)
Linda Lamontagne (casting director of BOJACK HORSEMAN)
Kaitlyn Yang (founder of Alpha Studios)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
BACK WHEN: Classics of Asian American Cinema Looking back at three of the movies that have defined our Asian American pop culture experience Parry Shen (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW)
Lynn Chen (SAVING FACE)
Tamlyn Tomita (THE JOY LUCK CLUB)
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
WRITING THE FUTURE: Asian Americans in Science Fiction Taking a leap into the (Asian) Future with science fiction standouts Wesley Chu (THE LIVES OF TAO)
S. Qiouyi Lu (UNCANNY & ISAAC ASIMOV’S)
Peter Tieryas (THE UNITED STATES OF JAPAN)
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
MAIN EVENTS, BRAND BALLROOM
STEVEN UNIVERSE: The Most Asian American Show on TV Talking with the stars of the epic animated series Steven Universe — the most Asian American show on TV! Shelby Rabara (“Peridot”)
Michaela Dietz (“Amethyst”)
Jennifer Paz (“Lapis Lazuli”)
Grace Rolek (“Connie”)


industry-guests

Kaitlyn Yang at PMX

AACC Guest: Kaitlyn Yang

At nine, Yang emigrated to the U.S. from China and was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which leaves her wheelchair-bound ...
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Tamlyn Tomita at PMX

AACC Guest: Tamlyn Tomita

Just as she's graced the screen, Tamlyn graces Pacific Media Expo as a guest of Asian American Culture Con. As ...
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Ryan Potter appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Ryan Potter

Who is Ryan Potter? Harry Potter's distant cousin? No! He is "Beast Boy" on Titans. He is "Hiro" on Big ...
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Shelby Rabara appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Shelby Rabara

As a Filipina American Actress, Shelby Rabara is best known for her roles in Steven Universe, Me and My Grandma, ...
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Peter Tieryas appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Peter Tieryas

Peter Tieryas is an Asian-American writer. He is the author of Watering Heaven, Bald New World, and United States of ...
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Linda LaMontagne appearing at PMX

AACC: Linda Lamontagne

Everyone at one point or another has known a work by Linda Lamontagne! As a casting director of over 70 ...
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Will S. Choi appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Will S. Choi

This man is Asian AF. Just kidding! Will is the creator of the hit comedy shows "Asian AF" and "Scarlett ...
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Lynn Chen appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Lynn Chen

The talented actress is most famously known for her roles in Saving Face, Growing Nowhere, Silicon Valley, Nice Girls Crew, ...
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Snehal Desai appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Snehal Desai

Desai is currently East West Players’ Associate Artistic Director. Director of “A Nice Indian Boy,” and the “U.S. v. Bhagat ...
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Parry Shen appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Parry Shen

You know him: Better Luck Tomorrow, General Hospital, The New Guy, and as various characters in the Hatchet Trilogy. Born ...
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Keiko Agena appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Keiko Agena

The Hawaii-born native is recognized for her roles on Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, and The First. The women I ...
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Wesley Chu appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Wesley Chu

Winner of the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award, the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a ...
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S. Qiouyi Lu appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: S. Qiouyi Lu

Writer, editor narrator, and translator; S. Qiouyi Lu is a literary powerhouse whose work has appeared in Uncanny, and their ...
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Michaela Dietz appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz is an actress, singer and voice actress whose professional career started in 2005. She is known for playing ...
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Jennifer Paz appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Jennifer Paz

Jennifer Paz is currently known for her role in Steven Universe and As Told by Ginger. The talented actress has ...
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Grace Rolek at PMX

AACC Guest: Grace Rolek

Grace Rolek is best known for her work on Steven Universe, Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol , Final Fantasy VII: ...
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Jake Choi at PMX

AACC Guest: Jake Choi

The New York-native Jake Choi is an Asian American actor, best known for his roles in Single Parents, Front Cover, ...
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Vic Cook appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Vic Cook

Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer. Cook is perhaps best known for producing and developing for ...
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Daniel Chong at PMX

AACC Guest: Daniel Chong

Daniel Chong (born November 19, 1978) is an American artist best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network show ...
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Dan Santat at PMX

AACC Guest: Dan Santat

Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for ...
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Hung Kuen Kung Fu Workshop with Sifu Patrick “Bai Long” Pace

Hung Kuen Kung Fu Workshop with Sifu Patrick “Bai Long” Pace

“Bai Long” began his martial arts training at age 6 in the United Kingdom. By 16, he was one of the youngest black belts in Full Contact Karate/Kick Boxing and one of the youngest champions in the UK.
In his 40 years of training in martial arts, Patrick holds black belts in the following systems:

➢ Full Contact Karate/Kick Boxing
➢ Japanese Karate (Wado Ryu)
➢ American Kenpo Karate (UK Representative for United Kenpo Systems)
➢ Kage Ryu Kenpo (Shihan)
➢ Hoshin Roshi Ryu Jutaijutsu (Shihan, 6th Dan Black belt)
➢ Muay Thai (Kru)
➢ Natural Spirit International (Full Instructor, Level One)
He is also a fully Certified Sifu (master) in the following systems:
➢ Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw Kung Fu)
➢ Wing Chun
➢ Sil Lum Weng Chun (Chu Family)
➢ Hung Kuen (US Representative for Lau Family)

Patrick is also a member of the Lau Family Stunt Team in Hong Kong.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4
Pamana Kali Workshop with Guro Alvin Catacutan

Pamana Kali Workshop with Guro Alvin Catacutan

Guro Alvin Catacutan currently holds Black Belt Rank in Kali and Silat at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts. He is an instructor certified to teach Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do under Maha Guro Dan Inosanto.

Guro Alvin is on a mission to share the Filipino Martial Arts as a catalyst for those seeking personal transformation. The wisdom of Ancestral Warrior Arts is accessed through what he calls the Kali Matrix. It is a method of self discovery through movement and form. He seeks to teach others to find their place in the tribe and honor the Kulture that created this art.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4
Hap Ki Do Workshop with Master Joaquín Anzú

Hap Ki Do Workshop with Master Joaquín Anzú

Master Joaquín Anzú Álvarez, was born in Uruapan, Michoacán, México in 1972. He came to the United States in September of 1988 where within few months he enrolled in the art of Lima Lama and after kickboxing in the city of El Monte.

He started training Taekwondo in México at an early age. By God’s grace ha has been training for about 35 years in different Martial Arts such as Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Krav Maga and Lima Lama.

At the moment Master Anzu holds a 6 degree black belt in Taekwondo, 6 degree in Hapkido, 2nd degree in Krav maga and 1st degree in Tang so do as well as certifications in different martial arts weapons.

Workshop Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Live Programming (LP2) Glendale Ballroom 4