Jenny started the viral hashtag #ThankYouMattDamon to speak out against the white savior storyline of the 2017 Chinese-U.S. co-production "The Great Wall." Here is a selection of the press coverage. Feb 2017.
Jenny self-produced, wrote, and starred in this viral video response to the controversial Bon Appetit magazine video "How To Eat Pho." Here is a selection of press coverage about Jenny's video and the issue of cultural appropriation in food culture. Oct 2016.
(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"
(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.
(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."
(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."