“Q: How did you come up with the idea for No Good Very Bad Asian and for your character Sirius Lee?
A: I started the book in 2010. Back then standup comedy was breaking into the zeitgeist with popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron and The Nerdist and on TV with Louie and others. I’ve always been a bit of comedy geek so I thought why not write a comedy about comedy. I didn’t know what I was getting into.
Q: How much did you base the novel’s action on your own experiences doing stand-up comedy?”