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Episode 14: Paying it forward through acting and comedy with Derek Mio

Episode Summary

On Episode 14 we're joined by Actor and Comedian Derek Mio as he shares how the Japanese-American community helped him break into the industry, how his craft helped him better understand his heritage, and why its so important to keep paying that generosity forward.

Episode Notes

Derek joins the pod and shares how he got started in acting and comedy. (3:40)

How the Japanese-American community helped him break into the industry (13:47)

How Derek incorporates differences in generational immigrants in his comedy (19:07)

Derek's experience leading the second season of the Terror and how it ties to his family's history of interment (24:29)

How acting in the Terror helped him find out more about his own roots (31:16)

NOTES

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