Contributor to NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’
Recurring Commentator on Buzzfeed News’ “Did You See This?”
Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian and writer based in New York City. He has been featured on MTV, Vulture, Comedy Central, contributed to NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and makes regular appearances on BuzzFeed’s Facebook Watch show “Did You See This?” In 2018 Fumi Abe was one of five creators selected out of a group of 1000 to be part of Comedy Central’s Creators Program.
Fumi has opened for Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show at Carolines on Broadway and the Comedy Cellar. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the Stand-Up NBC competition in 2017 and 2019.
He has performed at various comedy festivals across the country such as Devil Cup Comedy Competition (placed 2nd), Laughing Devil Comedy Competition (placed 3rd), Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, HBO Showcase at Women in Comedy Festival, and the Audible.com Fresh Voices Showcase at SF Sketchfest.
He currently produces and hosts a comedy podcast titled “Asian, Not Asian”, which was most recently included in Vulture’s Comedy Podcast Roundup as well as The AV Club’s Podcast series highlights.
You can catch Fumi hosting his monthly stand-up show HACK CITY COMEDY at Canal Street Market in SoHo every 3rd Wednesday.