October 6, 2022

EP. 131 — Atsuko Okatsuka

Stand-up comedian (and accidental inventor of the #dropchallenge) Atsuko Okatsuka joins Jameela this week to discuss growing up with a mother who had an intense and undiagnosed mental illness, her experience as an undocumented immigrant in Los Angeles, reconnecting with her father after being separated for years, having her grandma be her best friend, all the wild things she was taught about sex growing up, and more.

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IWEIGH-131-20221006-AtsukoOkatsuka-ACv01-DYN.mp3 Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast gainst shame. I hope you’re well. I am uh I’m still fucking sick. I can’t believe it. I still feel like shit. It’s been weeks. I’m so annoyed, but I’m getting better. And I’m back at work and I have a fresh, brand new hot off the press episode for you with a joy of a human. Her name is Atsuko Okatsuka, and if you aren’t yet familiar with her work, go and find it. She is a huge new rising star in comedy. She’s about to drop her first ever big HBO special this fall, and everyone is talking about her. So I was super lucky to get time with her this week to sit down and talk about her extraordinary life and what a wild journey her and her family have had together. It’s honestly one of the most bonkers stories I’ve ever heard, and she’s incredibly stoic throughout all of it. Sh

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