Comedian Jenny Yang on Hollywood’s Abuse and Lack of Diversity: ‘The Current Power Structure Doesn’t Work For Us Anymore’
By Danielle Turchiano
In all of the recent news stories about men in Hollywood abusing their power — from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Brett Ratner to Michael Oreskes — one line in particular stood out to comedian Jenny Yang. It was: “That experience caused her to lower her aspirations.” It was about the then-young women in journalism affected by NPR news editor Oreskes’ inappropriate behavior, but it could have been about anyone. (read full article on Variety.com)
As you know, October 24 is National Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day! (Actually, Phil Yu and I decided to just declare it. Now, it's a thing!) This is your annual opportunity bring your stankiest ethnic food to the workplace. No judgement! Organize a lunchtime potluck for your office and share photos of you, your coworkers, and funkiest food using the hashtag #foodtowork.
Welcome to your future #GameOfJennys #SwordFighting #TEDjenny #ThirdBornHouseYang #SlayerOfShenanigans #LadyOfBottomFell
Yesterday I super casually BOXED OUT AL GORE. We waited at the front of a line for the next session w him. I was like HI AL GORE IM JENNY YANG IM A STANDUP COMEDIAN COME TO A SHOW SOMETIME! He said we are seeing Hannah Gadsby right now! I said I KNOW AL THATS WHY IM IN THE FRONT OF THE LINE WITH YOU. ALSO, AL YOU KNOW YOU DONT HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE. His lady was like oh he likes to wait in line. He’s like yeah this is great. I said I WILL ELBOW AL GORE FOR THE BEST SEAT. His “body”s ears perked up. Nervous laughter. Then Al goes: I don’t want to live like the point one percent. I can live like the one percent.” LMAAOOO DID AL GORE JUST MAKE A ONE PERCENTER JOKE??? I said AL CAN U HELP ME WRITE MY JOKES??? He just smiled. Then I BOXED OUT HIS ASS AND GOT TO THE FRONT WATCH MY STORIES YOULL SEE HOW CLOSE. bye al. My first @ted was wild. We will always have this moment together forever. #TEDjenny had to leave early. now off to Philly and New York!
I’m here to make friends. Registration was like walking into a very friendly, NOT busy Apple store. Got my conference pass. So far everyone here at the conference looks like they would vote Bernie 2020 and before I introduce myself ask me where they could find the best dim sum. #TEDjenny
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