Director and writer Alan Yang is probably best known for co-creatoring the hit Netflix series "Master of None" and his impressive comedy writing credits on shows like Parks and Recreation. But his newest endeavor, Tigertail – a film he wrote and directed that's loosely based on his family's immigrant experience – breaks from comedy. Alan joins us to talk about "Tigertail," about his childhood growing up in Southern California, and how finding the Harvard Lampoon changed his life.
Dave sits down with filmmaker Alan Yang to discuss his deeply personal film ‘Tigertail’ and how it portrays the Asian American experience.‘Tigertail’ releases tomorrow, April 10, exclusively on Netflix.
Emmy-award winning writer, director, and producer Alan Yang (Parks and Recreation, Master of None, Forever) joins Scott and his nephew Todd to talk about his Netflix directorial debut Tigertail being the opposite of Tiger King, working with a Mandarin translator on the film, and shares a Harris Wittels story from his time at Parks and Rec. Plus, salesman Gigantic Dan drops by to talk about selling self-made doors door-to-door.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by sportscaster Joe Buck to discuss breaking into sportscasting, covering his first World Series at 27 years old, the differences between local and national broadcasting, the obstacles of a three-person booth, the search for the next great sportscaster, concerns surrounding the upcoming MLB season, his new podcast 'Daddy Issues With Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson,' and much more (3:20). Then Bill talks with screenwriter, director, and producer Alan Yang to discuss COVID-19's effect on writers' rooms, his new Netflix film 'Tigertail,' celebrity TV cameos, functioning without sports, and much more (1:03:00).