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DAVID CHOE live on REDDIT AMA at 3AM on Nov. 2nd

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DVDASA and David Choe fans are bracing themselves for the 25hr DVDASA marathon about to unfold this evening when the clock strikes midnight.  David Choe along with celebrity friends and fam of the DVDASA crew and Mangchi Band will be broadcasting live from Los Angeles from 12AM Saturday, Nov. 1st to 12AM Sunday, Nov. 2nd. An unusual list of celebs are enlisted for appearances including many favorites of the DVDASA crew. Also the $100000 cash winner will be announced. Stay tuned for updates.

The program includes:

12:00AM — 03:00AM PST Live DVDASA Show @
03:00AM — 05:00PM PST DVDASA Reddit IAMA
05:00PM — 06:00PM PST Nap time.
06:00PM — 11:59PM Live Wedding and MANGCHI concert (RSVP)

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Snowman Monkey BBQ Book by David Choe now available at Upper Playground

David Choe‘s highly anticipated book, Snowman Monkey BBQ is now available here online at

“I spent the last decade making a book that compiles all of my most luscious, magnificent watercolors. If you are looking for street art or graffiti bullshit, you came to the wrong place. Not content with just detailed, masterful watercolors, I included — in true sociopath fashion — career and love life suicide text messages, the most direct emails you will ever read, as well as photos of the most beautiful women I’ve ever photographed. In doing so, I am presenting the complete package of a schizophrenic, perverted artistic genius mixed with [c]ravings of a lunatic.

You will laugh. You will cry. You will get hard. You will get wet. You will be conflicted. You will be inspired.” – D.Choe

266 page 10.5″ x 14.5″ hardcover book

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Latest Press Release from David Choe: Is this the end of DVDASA?

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“Currently, a powerful woman is reciting the English alphabet backwards as I’m forcibly shoving my cock down her throat. This is called “facefucking”.

In the press I’m often referred to as the Facebook artist. To this woman, I am only known as the facefuck artist. In between my cock down her throat and me trying to write this, she is making her tongue hard and sharp like a saber and spearing my butthole. This is called “tossing the salad”. This phrase originated from the prison system, stronger inmates make the weaker inmates lick their anuses, because they are deprived of any feminine contact while serving their time in jail.

They call it “tossing salad” because when the weak inmates would do this, they would try put a type of salad dressing from the mess hall on their abuser’s anus, so it would mask the taste. In my case I prefer ranch or creamy Italian.

Between her making out with my ranched b-hole, I’m leaning down to kiss her face, then facefucking her again immediately after pulling out of the velvety soft, pretty pink folds of her asshole lips. This is called “ATM” or “ass to mouth”.

On DVDASA, no topic is off-limits. There is nothing we won’t talk about. This is called “reverse ATM” or “talking out of my ass”.

I’ve done this show every week for a year and a half, for free, with no commercials and no sponsors. I bow down to no one and answer to no one. I don’t need to appease anyone. We tackle subjects no one else will ever get near, because they are worried about imaginary consequences that do not exist. I make this show because I am my own worst enemy and biggest fan. I care more and care less than you ever could. Nowhere in the physical, virtual, or spiritual world will you find content like this. Once you enter, you can never leave. Once you’ve been infected, once you have taken the pill and opened your chinky eyes to our world, you can never go back.  That’s why this one time for like 2 days we were #1 in Health.

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Words are meaningless. From stories, to lies, to broken and unbroken promises, words on walls and bathroom stalls, to words coming out of mouths. Songs and stories are all utterly meaningless. Often meant to inspire, more times than not all they do is distract.  Besides for communication, words are meaningless, and all that matters in this life is not what you say and write, but what you do. Action. What you DO in this life is all that matters.

I’ve spent too much time posing and posturing in the style of braggadocio and boating in the style of show, repeatedly making the claim that  “I am unblackmailable”  – and so now, the unthinkable in my mind has occurred, the unblackmailable has become blackmailable…

…touché fuckface.

I smell the embers and pubis of all the bridges and bushes this show, DVDASA, has burned in my life. The water level and threat level rises past my body, as just the tip of my dick hole sticks out creating a donut shaped island with room for none as the circle closes in on me.

DVDASA is the name of my show. It stands for – Double Vaginal, Double Anal, Sensitive Artist. Or in layman’s terms; two dicks in your cunt, two dicks in your fart tank, art fag. It is the greatest fucking show in the universe, there are other great shows out there, but nothing like this one. This one is ours, and we are the fucking best. We do not give a fuck about anything, we don’t follow the rules of normal society, and definitely not the rules and standards of your reality. We find unity, laughter, redemption, clarity and creativity through embracing the darkness. It’s horrible, we know its horrible, turn it off if you don’t like it, see if we care (we care a lot).

I love America, I love that some crazy ancestor of mine somehow escaped communist North Korea so that my family could live the American dream in this country that allows me to discuss my mating and shitting habits on air without censorship. My great grandfather Zing Zong Choe would be proud. DVDASA is NOT the place to come to for reliable news. It’s not the news, it’s art for farts sake. When we hurt, you laugh. When you hurt, we laugh and then eat your pain and sadness buffet away. It’s not for everyone, its most likely not for you.


I am an exorcist who never exercises. On our show we exorcise demons and release skeleton inmates from closet prisons at our own expense. We fuck with each other, and sometimes even fuck each other. If you don’t want to be fucked with, don’t play with us. Don’t listen. If you are highly sensitive and are easily hurt by words, please don’t ever tune in. The only victims are the ones who listen to this show, we audio rape you ‘til your ears bleed and your skull is fucked. We cum inside your brain and hydrate your membrane. Don’t come in. It’s dark as shit in here.

As an artist, DVDASA was an incubator of ideas, a think tank for the public to interact with me, real time as its happening. The life of any good artist is lonely. DVDASA allowed the creative process to exist without being in a bubble. As an artist I want to connect with people. It’s silly in 2014 to just communicate as a painter. Everybody is everything.

DVDASA doesn’t make me feel good when I look at it, it’s like listening to my most horrid embarrassing cringe worthy teen diary entry. The only thing that feels good is that it’s an honest portrayal of my betrayed feelings no matter how fucked up and unreliable my feelings may be.

It’s an audio interpretation of my life, right now, in this moment.  Not what I want it to be, not what it was, but what it is. Not a tightly curated, edited version of what I want it to be, but the reality of the life I’m living, laying it all out for you to see and hear.

I really prefer not to pull the race card, but I will anyway. The fear of Asian males in modern American society is unbelievable to me. Yes, we are going to own most of this planet soon, but that’s no reason to hate. It’s not just from white America, it’s from within our own yellow America. Yellow on yellow hatred. Hate levels are at vitamin piss colored yellow.

There is a strong desire to continue to constantly portray Asian males as nerdy, faggy, asexual, small dicked kung fu waiters. Why didn’t Jackie Chan get to fuck or even fingerbang in Rush Hours 1, 2, or 3? Why didn’t Jet Li get to fuck or even kiss Aliyah in Romeo Must Die? What is the problem? Why are there zero Asian male porn stars in American heterosexual porn? (Jungle Asians don’t count).

What is this fear of a yellow planet?


With all the outrage and hate I constantly get for doing this show, who is the worst hate from? Not the Whites or Blacks. Our own.

I want to take this time now to thank everyone in the cast for joining me on this excellent adventure, and also apologize to everyone (including you) for bringing them along this journey and then pulling the parachute. I’m sorry I’m not noble enough a man to go down with the ship. I’m saving myself. Things have gotten so dark, so complicated and stressful, so far from where I wanted to be, that I yearn for a much simpler time.

I’m sorry to Maury Showbizawitz, Zell, and Guam Cruise if I forced you on to a show you never wanted to be on in the first place, and if it hurt you in any way.

Thanks to Yoshi for eating my chips.

Thanks to Critter who always protects me, and always lights up the room with his beautiful laugh and smile. He just wanted to relax and eat snacks, but got dragged into the yellow ether, and stepped up in the end.

Thanks to Bobby Trivia who brought his strangely odd yet curiously endearing trivia show and good natured innocence. Even with his darkest dick, brought light to an otherwise dark, morally bankrupt show

Thanks to The Dark Dick, Sonny c0c0 and dvdasallen2 for always producing original quality art for the whole DVDASA family every single episode. You guys made me LOL 🙂 every week for the last two years.

Thanks to Money Mark for all his wisdom and experience, always teaching me new things, from cooking and eating right, to how to make your own instruments. All this while bringing joyous music and stability to an otherwise dysfunctional family.

Thanks to Bobby Lee for bringing your brother on the show, and being one of the only ones doing it right for K People.

Thanks to Quangou AKA Steve Lee aka SteeBee WeeBee, the more funnier oil brother. My little Stevie, what can I say son, I love you like my son, brother, father, lover. The amount of stress you bring to my life is only eclipsed by the amount of laughter you constantly bring into my life.

Thanks to Bill Poon AKA the #1 Whore Transporter AKA The Poon Job AKA Pooner AKA The Poon Reporter AKA The Poon Tang Clan. Love him or hate him, he has bigger balls than any of you fuckers, he’s so sweet and he reveals so much for the good of the show and makes sure all our whores and guests arrive safely and on-time.

Thanks to Val for always cleaning up after our disgusting asses and always being right.

Thanks to everyone behind the scenes. Alex, Scrotum Coat, Steven, Yen, Virgin Shane, Juan. Everyone I ever hired and fired to help with the show, whether I hate you or love you, I still appreciate the little or a lot of work you did.

Thanks to Asa Akira, my lover and my airtight anchor, my sister, my queen. The smartest, sweetest, funniest, down to earth STA chick I know. The best co-host anyone could ever ask for, you are beyond hardcore in every way and down as fuck. You always have my back and are loyal to me, and I will love you forever no matter what happened. Just know that.I can’t wait to see what comes out of you next.

And finally to you, motherfucker. The biggest thank you – to all of you who ever listened to us. For stories, for laughs, for education, for entertainment, to hate on us ,to love us, from the bottom of my pussyhole and heart , for the smiles and cries on behalf of the entire DVDASA family, take what you’ve seen and heard here and take it out into the world and buttfuck this life , rape life , take charge and make it yours , and laugh throughout it all. That’s the most important thing, to always be laughing.  As the unblackmailable host of this show , I regret to let you all know I’ve been black mailed and my life has literally been ruined , I stayed on the edge too long , made my round red target as big and bright as possible and I got shot . But like the song says ,nothing lasts forever and all good things must come to an end , if the good die young then we will live forever . I’m trying to set a good example and keep my head up through all this bullshit , but I must go now. move onto the next chapter , thanks for listening to the greatest show on earth, Thanks for coming into our DVDASA world and sharing your love, hate and creativity with us, You are our DVDASA family(I should’ve warned you , you can never get out now, you can never go home), I hope you never see anything the same way again, I hope you never take it easy, I hope you never be safe and always stay IN trouble. in this world full of horrible people thank god for… you.

DVDASA was my uncomfortable truth and burning light. That has now been put out.

Thank you god for my newborn son, axl ROSE choe –bringing a new pure light into my life. I will be home soon my love.

Now I urge you all please , who’ve made it this far , take those two dicks out of your vag and those two dicks out of your ass and get to work… it’s time for you to continue the work. Please bro.

Sincerely , CHOEY

as a consolation prize please enjoy this unauthorized fan made DVDASA film titled  “igloo hong’s castle of comedy special ” which showed up in our email today. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. I can only imagine how long this will stay up.” – via

MANGCHI BAND PRESS RELEASE: David Choe x Money Mark x Steve Lee starts a band

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Upper Playground artist David Choe who mysteriously, “paused” his popular DVDASA health podcast, has now resurfaced as part of a new performance art/punk band called ‘MANGCHI’. Manchi which means ‘hammer’ in Korean is now slowly taking shape before us as visual clues about mangchi and strange videos are found to be leaking into the interweb:

PRESS RELEASE: “A fart from a child born without a butthole” , is what MANGCHI sounds like said 1 of the 2 people who were let into a room to hear this new sound. The second person, John Cusack , actor/comedian/artist from such films as  “SAY ANYTHING” and “ROADSIDE PROPHETS” described the music as “If korn, depeche mode and the beastie boys were forced in a bus together to tour north korea, and all their lead singers quit in the middle of the tour, and the band picked up the korean versions of Debbie Gibson, Stacey-Q, and buddy Holly to replace the singers who just happened to be hitchhiking on The north korean countryside road, and then they all got in a tour bus accident and all got whiplash and broken bones, but Kim JONG UN made them play a show anyways with broken necks right on the side of road using the broken car parts as instruments over the non-existent ambulance sirens, that’s the closest I can get to describing the MANGCHI sound…. So basically listening to GOD’s voice as he’s hitting puberty… so basically Art.”

The Mangchi band consists of many moving parts and many easily replaceable members. Some people don’t even consider mangchi a band and more of a gang. Since joining mangchi certain family members wont even talk to them anymore. Current and founding members are


IGLOO HONG aka david chow aka david chioughx aka dave choe

STEEBEE WEEBEE aka the funnier oil brother aka Quangou

Similar to 90’s super group NKOTB aka new kids on the block , everyone in MANGCHI sings and play all the instruments and switch off on different songs, wether they know how to sing or play is irrelevant. Zero point zero emphasis is put on technique and 113% percent of emphasis is put on heart and soul.

It is not a strange occurrence to see members of the band crying while eating or while recording their own songs, because they are so moved by their own words.



This is the story and sound of MANGCHI, this is how it all begins. A tale of sordid plastic sex off the dirty streets of Hollywood blvd. Failed comedian auctioneer ,STEEBEE WEEBEE and Failed cult Leader and motivational speaker , met one day at a sex shop on Hollywood blvd. while waiting in line to buy essential sensual oils they desperately needed for sex toys they had both shoplifted previous.

They got to talking, while waiting for the gentleman in front of them making a huge purchase of cockrings. Both had a burning desire to spread the message of love and joy, one through the platform of comedy and the other through religion, and both had lost. They had the right message but found the wrong vessel to be delivered ,with a renewed interest in spreading love to the world they dropped their oils right there and with a newfound spring in their step , they followed the cockring purchaser , and all 3 started to walk out onto Hollywood blvd. at the same time as like an episode of 3 stooges all three got stuck walking out at the same time as a rainbow of cockrings scattered all over the famous stars on the blvd. they looked up to see none other than ,jedi MASTER MONEY MARK, the 2 young men fell to their knees as they started to kiss the feet of their master. It was fate it was serendipity. The two young men had grown up inspired and heavily influenced by the money mark sound from beastie boys “check your head “era . Money mark had written more hit songs that they loved and cherished more than anyone, completely ignoring the fact that, why would one person need so many cock rings.  They discovered that,  Money mark had toured with the beastie boys for over 2 decades, with the passing of MCA rip, the beastie boys had disbanded and now money mark had gone into a deep depression but was now ready to create a new sound ,a new hope with a message of love that would explode and deafen the world with  the joyous sounds of wonder and delight.

Now that the boys all met and put their hands together in a triple high five and a promise to each other to try harder and work harder, mangchi has officially been a band for two weeks, now (one week of working out one week to make the album  -not joking) years and years of repressed feelings and emotions coupled with a shared vast musical eclectic influence amongst the three men, the music just came pouring out as if they were possessed. The first album was done in 5 days the remix album took 1 on the 7th day they rested and now they are hard at work on the second and third album, even before the first one has even been released.

Once again like the three stooges, they eat, shit, read , fuck, fight, sleep and do everything together from the hidden MANGCHI compound in NORTH KOREA TOWN.

Currently they are testing the music out at keroke bars, bringing their own instrumental tracks in on laser disc and at jews for jesus bar mitzvahs and senior citizen Quinceañera’s . if you don’t want to wait for your grandmothers 15 year old party, you can see MANgCHI perform every night with the house band at the Mexican bar on 8th and western in SOUTH KOREA TOWN. they also recently pooled their resources together to purchase an AV/BIZDEV/roadie/publicist/web designer who is working tirelessly night and day to try to capture the mangchi sound on his cellphone to upload it to a website MANGCHI.COM

Why are they called mangchi?

Because it means hammer and because it’s fucking time.

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Free DVDASA Live show in Hawaii Thursday, Dec. 19th at Join the Republik in Oahu

Hawaii, get ready for the #1 Health Podcast: DVDASA LIVE making a surprise landing in Oahu. Show will be at Join the Republik this Thursday, December 19th at 9PM.  David Choe and Asa Akira will record a live podcast for all in attendance.  No tickets are required, show is free if you’re old enough to drink and carry id.  DVDASA’s usual suspects: Critter Fleming, Bobby Trivia Lee, Yaccuzi Boy will also be present.

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