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Chris Lilley Plays Japanese Tiger Mother Jen Okazaki on Angry Boys

Angry Boys Takes Us to Tokyo to Meet Jen Okazaki

After last night’s episode of Angry Boys, we’ve finally met all six characters Chris Lilley portrays in the comedy series. Thanks to Nathan Sims’ admiration of teen Japanese skateboarding sensation Tim Okazaki, we were transported to Tokyo to meet the talented athlete — as well as his overbearing mother/manager, Jen Okazaki. This was the character I was most looking forward to when ads for the show started, and from the hair, to the accent, her business prowess and her refusal to believe that her son isn’t actually gay, Chris nailed it as an Asian “tiger mum.” As a result, I’ve decided that my favourite characters from Angry Boys are actually the female ones Chris plays: Ruth “Gran” Sims and Jen. I’m more invested in their stories than the boys’. Do you have a favourite?

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