The Parasocial Social Club on SBS Audio – SBS’s latest comedy podcast brings together the millennial wisdom of comedian, writer and actress Jenny Tian and stand-up comic and host of SBS’s Love Me Love My Anxiety, Kevin Jin.
This laugh-out-loud series is a quippy, back and forth banter between two friends trying not to screw up their adult lives, with each episode wrapping up with some well-intentioned but perhaps misguided advice.
Jenny Tian, best known for her comedy on TikTok, brings her dry wit to this exploration of one-sided relationships we have with personalities on social media.
“A parasocial relationship is one you’ll experience on the podcast. You’ll know everything about us, and we’ll know nothing about you,”
– Tian said.
“When I heard that I get to chat with one of my best comedy friends, Kevin Jin, I got very excited. We have the most ridiculous conversations and I’m glad some of that stupidity got recorded.”
Throughout the six-part series, Tian and Jin make observations on dating and growing up Asian-Australian, as well as trade uncomfortably honest truths like having a secret second doctor for sexual health questions, turning up at the wrong funeral, and being an adult who owns only one fork.
Co-host Kevin Jin said:
“The experience was quite an honour getting to chat about dumb stuff with a good mate that complete strangers get to listen in on,” he said.
“It was a lot of fun riffing and jiffing with Jenny. It’s the most millennial thing that I have ever done, and I hope that it one day haunts my professional and or personal life.”
A key part of each episode is a piece of well-intentioned advice on modern dilemmas like how to quit your job, how to be popular in the office and how to make a long-term marriage sexy again – despite both hosts having zero expertise on this topic.
Jenny Tian said her advice giving comes with a cautionary warning,
“I rate my advice-giving skills a strong zero out of ten, so don’t take our advice but absolutely still listen to the podcast.”
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