WHAT IS FIRST GEN?
First Gen is a sitcom pilot written by comedian/actress Yvonne Orji. The story is semi autobiographical and draws loosely from Yvonne's stand-up routines and real life experiences. At it's core, First Gen is a comedy about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career in stand-up comedy and the adventures that ensue after her strict African mother discovers her plans. It's a super funny and refreshing take on the modern day immigrant family.
First Gen will resonate with a multitude of audiences, but especially, children of immigrant parents from a variety of backgrounds living in America, of which there are millions. The familiar themes of family, tradition and living up to parents' expectations are universal, and extend beyond race, gender or religion.
The Goal of First Gen is to be sold to a major network and produced into a sitcom that will be enjoyed by masses for years to come. To help those efforts, the FG team will produce a pilot presentation and a Docu-series.
In attempts to highlight the richness and universality of the FirstGen experience, the FG team put together a mini docu-series showcasing the humorous, the hearfelt, and the heroic tales of First Generationers. Watch the episodes here.