About Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko Okatsuka is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in LA who has performed to sold-out crowds all over North America. Atsuko was born in Taiwan and spent her childhood in Japan. Her debut standup special, The Intruder – directed by Tig Notaro premiered on HBO, December 2022 and was named the Best Debut Special of 2022 by the New York Times and one of the Best Specials of 2022 by Vulture and Variety. She won the 2023 Gracie Award for Best Special and Atsuko was nominated for Best Comedian by the Wowie Awards.

She was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch for 2022, and when she made her late-night stand-up debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Vulture proclaimed she “won late-night.”

Atsuko is currently developing a half hour comedy series based on her life with FX. She was raised by her grandmother, and they created the #DropChallenge together which has amassed more than 10 million views. Her unique upbringing brings an artfully-offbeat resilient persona which is perfectly embodied in her blunt bangs and bowl cut.

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