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Old 11/10/2005, 1:03 AM
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I dunno if anyone else has mentioned this but I saw Bobby on E!'s Party at the Palms. It showed a bit of his stand up routine which was cool to see....

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Old 11/15/2005, 11:58 AM
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Default Bobby Lee in Season ten

Hey you guys..have you noticed that Bobby Lee showed up not so frequently as he did in the previous season?????

it seems that the new black men got the shot more often...confused...

I love that "lady"
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Old 11/17/2005, 9:02 PM
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Maybe his sketches will be more spread out now which I think is good because I think he is awesome in small doses. I used to kinda really... dislike everything he did prety much but now I'm starting to find him funny.
Look for Bae Sung comming up this week though.

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Old 11/26/2005, 7:27 AM
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I'm not sure if there's somewhere special to put stuff like this, but Bobby is gonna be on this week's new Curb Your Enthusiasm. (airing tomorrow night on HBO) They're really getting a lot of the MAD TV people on there lately.
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Old 12/02/2005, 7:58 PM
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Default Dad’s Like Kim Jong Il on ‘MADtv’

BY LING LIU, Dec 02, 2005


Bobby Lee says his mom voted for George Bush in the 2004 presidential election because she thought Bush’s hard-line attitude toward North Korea could stop Kim Jong Il from kidnapping her son.

“If he kidnapped me, I probably wouldn’t be able to escape,” jokes Lee, who may be best known for his impersonation of the North Korean dictator on Fox’s MADtv. “If I met him, I wouldn’t say anything — I wouldn’t want him to kill me!”

Lee says he didn’t need to do any research on Kim. His inspiration came far closer to home: his dad. “It’s basically the same guy,” he explains. The rest he learned from popular culture. “I found out [Kim] loves The Matrix. I like his fade — his MC Hammer hair.”

But Lee feels that the West misunderstands Kim Jong Il because of a lack of information. “I think he was born into a situation where he has to commit to an ideology. If you or I were born into that situation, we would probably do the same thing.”

Lee was born in 1972 and grew up in San Diego, Calif. His immigrant South Korean parents owned several clothing stores.

“When my dad got here, he worked three jobs,” Lee recounts. “I mean, I’ve been fired from every job I’ve had! Americans are just different — they’re lazy.”

That culture clash was particularly sharp for Lee, who did not excel academically. “Every once in a while, you hear about that Korean kid who goes bad — I was that kid,” he recalls.

He never completed his degree and became addicted to crystal methamphetamine. Eventually he got into a rehabilitation center.

He started waiting tables in San Diego and hung out at the Comedy Store. On open mic nights, he started telling jokes about his family. In 1995, he was spotted by comedian Pauly Shore, and ended up opening for Shore’s Las Vegas show.

That started Lee’s path to success that’s been unusually smooth. He performed on NBC’s Late Friday and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. When he appeared on The Tonight Show, his parents started to pay attention. “They were like, ‘What the f*ck?!’” Lee jokes.

In 2000, after making it through seven rounds of callbacks and beating out hundreds of other comedians, Lee became part of the MADtv cast.

Now in his fifth season, Lee is introducing two new characters. One is an especially effective feng shui director. “Like if I move a lamp, people get pregnant,” he says. The other is an Asian boy who’s been adopted by “country western people.” His Midwest parents “just tell him he has Down Syndrome,” Lee says.

But Lee’s talent is not limited to MADtv. His first major film debut came in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, playing eager-to-please Kenneth Park. He’s also done an episode on HBO’s celebrated Curb Your Enthusiasm, and has a role in the upcoming drama Undoing, starring Kelly Hu, Russell Wong and Sung Kang.

In a business where thick skin is required for survival, Lee has proven resilience. “I’ve heard things like, ‘He’s a horrible example of Asian Americans, he’s not funny, his Connie Chung act is not funny,’” he says. “I’ve been criticized my whole life. I don’t give a f*ck — it’s just a sketch show.”
http://news.asianweek.com/news/view_...ategory_id=171

... if someone can post the pic of bobby from that article, that'd be great- my right click capabilities are limited here at work.

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Old 12/14/2005, 7:27 AM
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I just saw Bobby in a new commercial for IBM. Has anyone seen this? I saw it last night during a Simpsons rerun.
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I just saw Bobby in a new commercial for IBM. Has anyone seen this? I saw it last night during a Simpsons rerun.
I think there is a thread for in the Rumour Mill thread which confirms it for you chopperQ
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Old 12/15/2005, 2:27 PM
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You could always just look at his bio too...

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Wow... Crystal Meth.... that's bad stuff...
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Bobby will be hosting the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards which will air on AZN Television, the channel for Asian America, for the first time on Sunday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.

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Old 01/26/2006, 12:35 PM
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MADtv Vet Brings Asian Awards to TV



On Sunday at 8 pm/ET, the AZN Television network presents the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards, the first-ever broadcast of this ceremony that celebrates Asians and Asian Americans in entertainment, sports, music and more. In addition to such categories as "Outstanding TV Performance" and "Outstanding Stylemaker," special honors will be given to Lucy Liu, AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, Quentin Tarantino, the late Ismail Merchant and Pat Morita. Joining X-Men 2's Kelly Hu in hosting the festivities is MADtv funnyman Bobby Lee, whom TVGuide.com was happy to chat up — even though the prime-time scheduling of the interview meant missing a repeat of UPN's Eve. Grrr.


TVGuide.com: This is the first time they're on TV, but it's not the first Asian Excellence Awards ever, am I correct?
Bobby Lee: No, they've held them for years. John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) hosted one year, and Jason Scott Lee (The Jungle Book) hosted another.... But I'm not that big a name, so they paired me up with Kelly Hu.

TVGuide.com: Not too shabby a stage partner you have there.
Lee: Well, they at first wanted Jason Scott Lee with her, but then they were like, "They're both too good-looking" — I swear to god, this is what they told me. "It'd be better if Kelly Hu had somebody that would be the opposite of [handsome]." They literally said that because I'm ugly, it'd be a good fit.

TVGuide.com: Oh, I'm sure they meant "ugly" in the nicest way possible. From where you sit, is there an emergence going on with Asian-American performers? Memoirs of a Geisha finally got made, you're representing on such A-list shows as Lost and Grey's Anatomy....
Lee: Yeah, I think so. John Cho has a deal at Fox, Margaret Cho has a deal at Fox, I have a deal at NBC.... To think that three Asian Americans have deals at big networks is a really huge thing — probably not to most Americans, but to our community it's a sign that the networks are catching on. It's a very progressive trend. They should have done it 20 years ago, but....

TVGuide.com: "With raindrops we can fill buckets" — or something like that.
Lee: Yeah. It's exciting.

TVGuide.com: The telecast is sponsored by Rémy Martin. Are you a fan of their spirits?
Lee: Well, I quit drinking three years ago, so it's very unfortunate. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: So much for their offer to back a truck up to your house. Hey, is it true that Bai Ling's performances on But Can They Sing? set the Asian-American movement back 20 years?
Lee: I think William Hung did worse damage.

TVGuide.com: I interviewed him not too long ago. Funny kid.
Lee: Yeah, he's not at all aware of what's going on, but he's a funny kid.

TVGuide.com: At first glance, someone looking over the Asian Excellence nominees might see the names of Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Commander in Chief) or Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and wonder if there is a typo, but the fact is they each have an Indonesian parent.
Lee: Right, right, right. Lou Diamond Phillips apparently is Asian, too.

TVGuide.com: Do you check DNA swabs at the door?
Lee: [Laughs] And isn't Keanu Reeves half-Asian? He seems a little Asian, right?

TVGuide.com: I'd buy that, yeah. You know, with My Name Is Earl being such a critical darling and earning much kudos, did Jason "Not Scott" Lee try to slip onto your ballot?
Lee: No, no, no... he's a very good guy, though. I love Jason.

TVGuide.com: How many auditions have you been on to try to get into one of Jin's or Sun's Lost backstories?
Lee: [Laughs] None, none... I'm still busy at MAD, so I can't really go out to do other things.

TVGuide.com: Oh, please. MAD is, what, a few hours a week and you're done.
Lee: No, it's literally 40-hour weeks!

TVGuide.com: How is MADtv doing these days?
Lee: Ratings are a little down, but I'm very happy.

TVGuide.com: I haven't seen a full episode in a while, but I saw one where you were playing a stereo-un-typical Asian guy. Friends assumed he was a ninja; he wasn't. Didn't know if it was the Year of the Dog or what. Funny stuff!
Lee: Yeah, "Average Asian." I pitch those kinds of ideas because in the beginning, when I first started at MAD, it was all rickshas and dog-eating sketches. I just wanted to quit. I almost got fired at one point, but I hung in there. Now, in the last three years, it's been really great. I've been able to do things I want to do and I can say no to things.

TVGuide.com: You always hear the stories of how cutthroat it can be backstage at Saturday Night Live, but I imagine MADtv isn't quite as bad.
Lee: Oh, but it is. It's just the platform of sketch [comedy] that breeds competitiveness. We're all fighting for that one spot, and at the end of the day, it's one dude who makes the ultimate decision. It's like you audition every week. You go to a table read and none of your s--- gets picked, and yet some other white kid gets picked. As an Asian guy, you think it's racism, but it really isn't. It's just the way it f---ing is.

TVGuide.com: What else do you have on tap?
Lee: [I have] the deal at NBC, trying to get on a sitcom. I did an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm about a month ago....

TVGuide.com: Don't you have some stand-up comedy DVD in the works, called The Kins of Comedy?
Lee: Yeah, it's me and three other Koreans, and it's coming out in two or three months. We've been going on tour, and everywhere we go we sell out. I didn't think people would actually want to come see four Korean guys, but these other guys are really f---ing funny, man. I have to follow them, and it's tough.

TVGuide.com: I ran this by a friend when I told him I'd be interviewing you, but I wasn't sure I could share it here without fear of protests outside my cubicle. You tell me: "The thing about Asian awards shows is that a half hour later, I'm hungry for another awards show."
Lee: [Laughs hard] Oh, you have to print that. That is very f---ing funny. Very funny.

TVGuide.com: Whew!

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MTV is showing Cribs nonstop today, and they just finished Pauly Shore's house. There's a picture of him and Bobby Lee together. He doesn't say Bobby's name, it's just a really fast flash to the picture.
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Sketch comedy shows like "Saturday Night Live" and "MadTV" may be competing when it comes to viewers, but there's nothing but love between the two casts, claims "MadTV's" Bobby Lee. "Fred Armisen, Seth, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler -- they're all friends of mine," he says of some of 'SNL's' current cast. 'One time I went to New York and went to an 'SNL' party, and everyone, even writers, came up and hugged me and said I was funny. I thought that was pretty cool of them."

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Does anybody know what episode "freeza LAPD was and where I could find a video of it? Please let me know. thanks
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That would be episode #1116, it was on youtube i think it still is there somewhere....

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Bobby was on an episode of Mind of Mencia. It was an opening CSI parody, he's bald and he and Carlos are analyzing a piece of hair, run it through the database. Bobby's headshot (the black and white one seen posted in post #54) comes up as the murdered, and they run a check on who it might be. There are billion possible matches. The end.
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Bobby Lee Interview on Queer Edge
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Somehow the host of Queer Edge is a big fan of MADtv.

Let's hope the producers get more current and former cast members to appear on the show.
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