biography

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned stand up comedian, writer and actor. She was a writer and performer for the E! late night talk show “Busy Tonight” with Busy Philipps, and currently writes on the Fox comedy “Last Man Standing.” She is the co-host of Freeform’s flagship podcast “A Little Forward.”

In 2016, President Obama honored her as a “White House Champion of Change” for her leadership in “Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.” Since 2012, Jenny has produced over nintey shows for the first-ever, mostly female, Asian American stand up comedy tour, “Disoriented Comedy.” Jenny is also the founder and festival director of “The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival,” a comedy festival showcasing the best in Asian American comedic talent.

Find her online at jennyyang.tv and on all social media at @jennyyangtv.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned standup comedian, writer and actor. She’s the co-host of Freeform television’s flagship talk show podcast A Little Forward. She is currently a writer for season 8 of Fox’s hit sitcom Last Man Standing, and was a staff writer and performer for the premiere season of the late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E! with Busy Philipps. Jenny produces the Disoriented Comedy tour and The Comedy Comedy Festival. In 2016, President Obama honored her as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

COMEDY

Jenny Yang is a standup comedian, actor and writer. She’s the co-host of Freeform television’s flagship talk show podcast A Little Forward, a writer for season 8 of Fox’s hit sitcom Last Man Standing, and was a staff writer and performer for the premiere season of the late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E! with Busy Philipps. She has created digital videos totaling over 80 million views at JennyYang.TV and with Buzzfeed, Comedy Central, Fusion, Funny or Die and Cracked.com. Jenny’s viral social media commentary has been covered by media outlets including The New York Times, VarietyNBC News, LA Times, Perez Hilton, National Public Radio, BBC News, Vice News, Mic.com, Complex magazine, Refinery29, Buzzfeed News and Upworthy.

Jenny performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and tours colleges and universities throughout the United States. She has appeared on popular podcasts such as Lady to Lady, Lovett or Leave It, Put Your Hands Together, Yo! Is this racist?, and Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai. Jenny is the director of the Disoriented Comedy tour and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival.

LONG BIO

Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer, actor, stand up comedian. She is the co-host of Freeform television’s flagship talk show podcast A Little Forward. She is currently a writer for season 8 of Fox’s hit sitcom Last Man Standing and was staff writer and performer for the premiere season of the late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E! with Busy Philipps. She produces the first-ever, mostly female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Disoriented Comedy, and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, a comedy festival showcasing the best in Asian American comedic talent. Jenny is also the creator of the viral Bad Appetite Magazine comedy videos that skewer food and "foodie" culture with a satirical edge (#HowToEatPBJ / #FoodToWork).

In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership in Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. In 2015, she was dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" in LA Weekly's annual "People" issue. Jenny is a Creative Change fellow with The Opportunity Agenda and a Google Next Generation Leader.

Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised, Jenny is a frequent collaborator on viral videos with Buzzfeed and Fusion that have amassed over 35 million combined views, and actor in digital projects from Comedy Central, Funny or Die, MTV, Sourcefed/Nuclear Family, and Cracked.com.

Drawing from her former career in politics, Jenny is a regular commentator on politics and pop culture with contributions featured in The New York Times, Variety, National Public Radio, MSNBC, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Complex Magazine, Southern California Public Radio, Lovett or Leave it podcast, South by Southwest, BlogHer, and numerous college and industry panels. (jennyyang.tv @jennyyangtv)