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Los Angeles Times (READ): As one of ten recipients of The White House Champions of Change for Art and Storytelling award, Jenny was featured in this conversation with LA Times' Dexter Thomas and two of the other Los Angeles-area "Champs." "Three Asian American leaders talk about what got them to the White House"

The Guardian (READ): Jenny was profiled on the UK news platform after the success of the first-annual The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival that she produced. Margaret Cho was a featured surprise performer at the festival.

KPCC / Southern California Public Radio (READ/LISTEN): Jenny and her good friend and comedian Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls) talk to John Horn of 89.9FM KPCC's entertainment news show "The Frame" to discuss the need to showcase Asian American comedic talent and promote the first-annual "Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival."

LA Weekly (READ): Jenny has been dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" in the annual Los Angeles Weekly 2015 People issue. "Politically-charged comedian: Jenny Yang doesn't care if she comes off as respectable"

NBC News (READ/VIDEO): Jenny is featured in this online profile and video for the "Off Color" series on NBC News. "Off Color: What's A 'Good Asian' Like Jenny Yang Doing on Stage?"

Southern California Public Radio. KPCC (READ/LISTEN): Jenny's work in Buzzfeed videos is featured in this public radio story, "Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions, break into Hollywood." April 2015.

Audrey Magazine (READ): Writer Jean Ho profiles Jenny for Audrey Magazine's Winter 2014-15 Issue. "Get to know Disoriented Comedy's Jenny Yang."

BBC News (VIDEO): Jenny contributed one of the most shared stories on the trending Tumblr website http://ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault.tumblr.com. This website publishes stories and letters to our younger selves about sexual harassment/violence and mental health issues.

Bitch Media (READ): Bitch magazine interviews Disoriented Comedy co-founder Jenny Yang about the nationally-touring standup comedy tour.

National Public Radio (READ/AUDIO): Jenny's commentary the importance of Jeremy Lin to Asian Americans was featured in this NPR story.

China Daily News (READ): China Daily News or 中国日报 featured Jenny in a story about how minorities in the U.S. have a platform through Buzzfeed video. Read it in Chinese!

biography

short bio (148 word count)

Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who 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. In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised, Jenny is a frequent collaborator on viral Buzzfeed videos that have amassed over 20 million combined views, and actor in numerous digital projects including Comedy Central’s “White Flight.” In 2015, she was dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" in LA Weekly's annual "People" issue.

Drawing from her former career in politics, Jenny is a regular commentator on politics and pop culture with contributions featured in National Public Radio, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Complex Magazine, Southern California Public Radio, ISAtv, Bitch Magazine, and Pivot TV. (jennyyang.tv @jennyyangtv)

medium bio (165 word count)

Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who 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.In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Taiwan-born and Southern California-raised, Jenny is a frequent collaborator on viral Buzzfeed videos that have amassed over 20 million combined views, and digital comedy platforms including Comedy Central (“White Flight”), Funny or DieCracked.com, Fusion, Anna Akana, and Whitney Rice.

Drawing from her former career in politics, Jenny is a regular commentator on politics and pop culture with contributions featured in National Public Radio, The Guardian, NBC News, BBC News, Al Jazeera America, Complex Magazine, Southern California Public Radio, ISAtv, Bitch Magazine, and Pivot TV.

Jenny was dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" of 2015 in LA Weekly's annual "People" issue.  She was also a featured standup comic on Joan Rivers' 2013 Showtime documentary "Why We Laugh: Funny Women." (jennyyang.tv @jennyyangtv).  

 

long bio

Jenny Yang is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up comedian who produces the first-ever (mostly) female, Asian American standup comedy tour,  Disoriented Comedy and has been a writer and performer on the viral Buzzfeed videos "Ways Our Asian Moms Say 'I Love You'," "If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say" (nearly 11 million views), "What if Adults had Tantrums Like Toddlers?" and the "Ask An Asian" video series.  She has also made appearances on Comedy Central (“White Flight”)Funny or DieCracked.com, Fusion, Anna Akana, and Whitney Rice.

 In 2016, Jenny was honored as a White House Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Jenny was dubbed one of Los Angeles' "most fascinating people" of 2015 in LA Weekly's annual "People" issue.  She was also a featured standup comic on Joan Rivers' 2013 Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women. 

In 2015, Jenny produced the first-annual The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, an Asian American comedy festival featuring the best emerging and veteran standup, sketch, improv and writing talent

Her work and commentary have appeared in media outlets including National Public Radio, The GuardianNBC News, BBC NewsAl Jazeera America, Complex Magazine, Southern California Public Radio, Pivot TV's Take Part LiveBitch MagazineColorlinesRacialicious, and AdWeek.

Jenny is the regular co-host of AngryAsianMan.com Phil Yu's "Angry Asian America" talk show on ISAtv. ISAtv is a new media platform created by Far East Movement, and Wong Fu Productions.

Jenny entertains indie, comedy club and college audiences with her biting social commentary, engaging delivery, and high-energy stage persona.

Jenny was born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California.  Before her start in comedy and while most of her young peers engaged in reckless behavior for sport, Jenny dedicated herself to the Los Angeles labor movement, graduated top of her class in political science at Swart­hmore College, and was a PPIA Fellow for a Master’s in urban planning at UCLA. 

Jenny's comedy has also been featured on Ora TV's topical comedy show, Headline Punchline, and Lady Parts Justice comedy videos about reproductive health and justice (Lady Parts Justice is the brainchild of Comedy Central's The Daily Show co-creator, Lizz Winstead).

Jenny's writing is featured in Alisha Gaddis' Women's Comedic Monologues that are Actually Funny by Hal Leonard Applause Books (now available).

Jenny is an Associate Artist of Tuesday Night Project, home of Tuesday Night Cafe, recognized as Los Angeles' "Best Free Downtown Performance Series” by LA Weekly's “Best of L.A” edition in 2013.

As a co-producer and performer on the (mostly) female, Asian American standup comedy tour, Dis/orient/ed Comedy, Jenny has independently produced over forty live, standup comedy shows since July of 2012, successfully selling out theaters and comedy venues and bringing standing-room only shows to colleges and universities throughout the country (disorientedcomedy.com).

With a background in both advocacy politics and live-event entertainment, Jenny has become a sought-after host for mission-driven organizations throughout Southern California. Leading non-profit groups often seek Jenny to host their gala fundraisers and high-visibility programming when they need a communications professional who is able to strike just the right balance of levity and seriousness.  A partial list of clients include the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, DC, The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) in San Francisco, CA, Hyphen Magazine and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA, The Orange County Labor Council, Project by Project-Los Angeles, The San Diego Asian Film Festival, Visual Communications, Kollaboration Global, The Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum of San Francisco, The Asian Professional Exchange of Los Angeles, and The Asian Business League of Los Angeles. 

Jenny has become a reliable resource for academics, professional groups, and student organizations looking to inspire and educate on issues including: Asian Americans in entertainment and media, women in comedy, ethnic comedy and humor, and finding your voice and career after college. She has presented at educational institutions such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Yale University, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, Rice University, University of Southern California, Wellesley College, Syracuse University, Swarthmore College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fresno State University, UC Riverside, UC Davis, the Claremont Colleges, and Loyola Marymount University.

For booking and questions: contact@jennyyang.tv