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Randall Park plays Louis Huang on the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. He says it was easy for the show to steer clear of "easy" racist jokes. "To us that's not funny," he says. "We weren't going to go there." Tyler Golden/ABC hide caption

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Actor Randall Park Says 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Comedy Without The Cliché

The Asian-American actor is determined to "do good by the community" in his work. He says the ABC comedy steers clear of "easy" and "tired" racist jokes.

Justin Theroux plays a former police chief who has moved from New York to Texas and is trying to create a new family in the second season of the HBO series, The Leftovers. Van Redin/HBO hide caption

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As One Of 'The Leftovers,' Actor Justin Theroux Explores Loss And Spirituality

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Randall Park plays Louis Huang on the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. He says it was easy for the show to steer clear of "easy" racist jokes. "To us that's not funny," he says. "We weren't going to go there." Tyler Golden/ABC hide caption

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Actor Randall Park Says 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Comedy Without The Cliché

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