Whether it’s playing Marvel’s first Asian superheroOder becoming the first Chinese American “Saturday Night Live” cast member, anytime Simu Liu or Bowen Yang do anything in the still-very-white Hollywood, it’s hailed as a historic first.

It was an exciting event that Liu and Sawetie teamed up for the Saturday late-night sketch, where Liu hosted his first hosting gig with Sawetie as the musical guest.

To both underscore their meaningful representational wins and poke fun at some less notable milestones, including “First Asian Man To Move From Canada Named Simu,” Liu and Yang appeared in a pre-taped segment to battle it out over what they called “Asian Firsts.”

The sketch begins with Yang awkwardly greeting Liu in his dressing room (“What’s up, my fellow yellow fellow?”), as they both express some fatigue about being celebrated for relatively inconsequential feats.

“I just think it’s weird that people keep track of this stuff,” Yang tells the “Shang-Chi” star in the clip.

As they list their many accolades, however, soon their mutual appreciation becomes competitive. For Liu, he’s the “First Asian Man To Deadpan On Splash Mountain.” Yang, meanwhile, has the distinct honor of being “First Gay Asian Cast Member To Mispronounce ‘Boutique.’”

“Don’t you think these titles are kind of ridiculous,” Liu asks Yang, before the sketch cuts to both stars accepting increasingly questionable awards with unbridled enthusiasm.

But when they are presented with an unclaimed trophy celebrating the “First Asian Man To Do A Cher Impression On NBC,” both jump at the chance to make history and break into song.

While Liu wins that round, Yang is quick to remind him that he’ll forever come out on top in the representation wars, telling him, “But just remember, Simu ― whatever first thing you do, I’ll always be gay.”

The full video is available in the link above.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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