biography

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Jenny Yang is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based standup comedian, content creator, comedy tour and festival organizer, speaker, and professional opinion-haver best known for her viral comedy videos and satirical pop culture and political commentary.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned standup comedian, writer and actor. She is a staff writer and performer for late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E!. 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, and staff writer and performer for the late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E!. She has created digital videos 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 TogetherYo! 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.

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Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer, actor, stand up comedian, staff writer and performer for late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E! 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)