If you’re watching A&E’s FYI network tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, you may be asking yourself what the phrase “What The Fung?” means. Well, What The Fung is a new reality show that stars two brothers – Andrew and David Fung. The two brothers travel all over America to check out local eateries and the 13 half-hour shows premiere on May 21, 2015. For more information on the show and the Fung brothers, check out our 5 Fast Facts below.
1. What The Fung? Is A Comedic Culinary Fusion
This may be a show about food, but it’s also about comedy and two brothers. The official synopsis of the show reads:
In “What the Fung?!,” The Fung Brothers, will take viewers on a comedic culinary journey as they eat their way across the US, all while attempting to eat like “ballers” on a budget. With just fifty dollars each to spend on the best cheap eats, the brothers will sample the most iconic food – from authentic, regional cuisine to more innovative and modern bites – each city has to offer. From New Orleans, to Tampa, Asheville and more – the brothers will meet chefs, and foodie fans like themselves, while gaining access to the kitchens and people behind the food they eat. They will also learn hands-on how to make signature dishes from restaurant owners and chefs.
Because of the brothers’ passion for comedy as well as food, they wanted to incorporate the two in the show.
2. Model Minority Is Their Rap Group
David and Andrew Fung are part of a rap group called Model Minority with their friend Grandmaster Jason Chu. Andrew Fung’s stage name is Inglish and David’s is D-One. Check out one of their videos above.
3. Each Of Them Do Stand-Up Comedy
The Fung Brothers do stand-up comedy in addition to all the other things they do. Check out this video from 2007 of David Chung testing out his comedy skills at the University of Washington.
4. They Have A Very Strong YouTube Following
The Fung Brothers have a YouTube channel called FungBrosComedy, where they post fun music videos, celebrity interviews and other random skits. They have well over 800,000 subscribers and are growing every day.
In 2012, the brothers starred on the “Hungry” YouTube channel in a program called “The Fung Brothers Mess With Texas.” On that show, they tried food from different restaurants all over the state of Texas.
5. The Fungs Are Known For the Projects “The Jeremy Lin Effect – Fung Brothers” and “Asians Eat Weird Things”
The Fung Brothers have been putting together videos on Taiwanese American NBA player Jeremy Lin since Lin first signed with the Golden State Warriors, creating a series. This became known as “The Jeremy Lin Effect.” As far as “Asians Eat Weird Things”, it’s the title of one of their songs, which they have a music video for on YouTube. Check it out above.