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Ep 58: New Girl on the Block (Aiko Tanaka)

Ep 58: New Girl on the Block (Aiko Tanaka)

Check out our first episode of 2014, my conversation with standupcomedienne and actress Aiko Tanaka. Originally from Tokyo, she is afamiliar face on the comedy scene in Los Angeles.Here she tells us the very amusing story of why she first moved toBoston and eventually to L.A. Aiko was very active in the dancing andmodeling business, until she became smitten by American manzai (standupcomedy). Rick Hall (Episode 49: Go East, Old Man) was also on hand tochime in when Aiko discussed her views of Japan.You can check out Aiko in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, MissCast Away, and Finishing the Game, as well as her appearances on theHoward Stern Show and the Tonight Show. Enjoy the episode. Jaa mata ne!Aiko's bio: standup: in The Fast & the Furious: her film/TV reel: